Indica, Octo create virtual COVID-19 tissue collection

By LabPulse.com staff writers

May 22, 2020 -- Computational pathology software company Indica Labs and federal information technology systems provider Octo have created a virtual collection of microscopic COVID-19-related human tissue images.

The COVID Digital Pathology Repository (COVID-DPR) is a high-resolution image library hosted at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The cloud-based database contains images of lung, liver, kidney, and heart tissues collected from patients who have died from COVID-19, SARS, and MERS. It also provides annotations and metadata that can be used for education, research, and future clinical trials.

Digital slides of lung tissue from Covid-19 patients in the COVID-DPR. Courtesy of Octo.
Digital slides of lung tissue from COVID-19 patients in the COVID-DPR. Courtesy of Octo.

Institutions from around the world can now access COVID-DPR through the NIH website. The goal is to help researchers study the novel coronavirus's pathology in order to create effective treatments as well as tools that prevent infection.

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Last Updated ls 5/21/2020 4:08:30 PM



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