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CRi’s Vectra Intelligent Slide Analysis System Wins 2010 Laboratory Equipment Magazine Award

April 1, 2010

Vectra selected as top “Optics, Cameras, & Image Analyzer”

Woburn, Massachusetts – March 2, 2010- Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc. (CRi), a leader in biomedical imaging, has been chosen as a winner in Laboratory Equipment Magazine’s 2010 Readers Choice Awards. CRi’s Vectra™ Intelligent Slide Analysis System won top honors in the “Optics, Cameras and Image Analyzer” category.

The Readers Choice Award winners are chosen by scientists and engineers who subscribe to Laboratory Equipment, readers who represent the preferences of over 66,000 subscribers of the magazine, which provides news and information on laboratory products, technologies and trends. The winners will be recognized at a reception for leading equipment manufacturers in the laboratory marketplace at Pittcon 2010 in Orlando, Florida on March 2, 2010.

CRi’s Vectra is the world’s only intelligent multispectral fluorescence and brightfield slide analysis system for high-content, high-throughput applications. Vectra’s pattern recognition-based scanning, capable of processing up to 200 slides at a time, provides a more efficient and faster alternative to whole-slide scanning. The period of time to perform a study can be reduced from months to weeks, or even to hours. The Vectra system incorporates CRi’s powerful image analysis software, called inForm™, and CRi’s proprietary multispectral imaging algorithms- providing a powerful tool to extract per-cell multiparameter data similar to that found with flow cytometry, but uniquely maintaining morphological context.

“We are honored to receive this award for The Vectra system,” says CRi President & CEO, George Abe. “This award is verification of CRi’s ability to dramatically impact the speed, quality and reliability of the data collected from any tissue slide.”

About CRi

Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc. (CRi) develops and markets optical imaging systems to advance biomedical research and molecular-based drug and diagnostic development. CRi’s patented systems enable researchers and clinicians to quantitate multiple disease and drug response markers in intact tissue samples, at a cellular level or in living small animals. CRi’s products integrate a unique multispectral imaging technology with proprietary image analysis algorithms to achieve unparalleled accuracy and sensitivity, rapidly and cost-effectively. CRi’s award-winning systems include Nuance™ for multispectral imaging on brightfield and fluorescence microscopes; inForm™ automated image analysis software; Vectra™ for high-throughput slide imaging and analysis; and Maestro™ for in-vivo optical imaging. Learn more at www.cri-inc.com.

For more information, contact:

Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc. (CRi)

Cathy Boutin, 781-935-9099

Marketing Manager



Commonwealth Creative Associates

Jamie Bull, 508-620-0791

Digital Media Strategist



Commonwealth Creative Associates

Donna Phelps, 508-620-0791

Senior Account Executive


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