Making the benefits of space technology, in particular satellite applications, available to all countries, including developing nations, in order to mitigate the devastation caused by natural disasters, is one of the activities of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs ( Credits UN-OOSA
The Invitation To Tender (ITT), Response to Industry wide issues: Geographic expansion for European EO services (ref: AO4942) is now open, and will close on the 18 November 2005 at 12:00 hours. (Credits ESA
The European Commission is to create a new high-level group on competitiveness, energy and environment by the end of this year. The EU executive announced the initiative on Wednesday as part of a new industrial policy for Europe. (Credits ENDS Environment Daily
In the face of globalisation and intense international competition, the European Commission has launched a new industrial policy to create better framework conditions for manufacturing industries in the coming years. (Credits DG- Enterprise & Industry
The International Charter on 'Space and Major Disasters', a cooperation initiative created between the European Space Agency (ESA), the National Centre on Space Studies of France (CNES) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has completed five years. (International Charter
Following one of the recommendations contained in the Communication on?Æ European Space Policy: Preliminary Elements?Æ of 23 May 2005 and in compliance with orientations of the second Space Council, the Unit in charge of Space Policy within Directorate General Enterprise and Industry has organised a consultation of a panel of industrialists. The panel of industry representatives was including participants from all types of companies: large system integrators, SMEs, operators, service companies, added value services providers, ...). (Credits Europa
Following the Call for Ideas for the next Earth Explorer Core missions, a total of 24 proposals had been submitted by the deadline in August. This clearly shows that there is massive interest from the scientific community in ESA's Living Planet Programme and that Earth Explorers are providing the community with a host of new tools to forward their scientific agenda. (Credits at ESA
The Specific Programmes under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. (Credits at Europa
http://www.esa.int/esrin A new site launched today takes a fresh look at ESRIN, ESA??s centre in Italy. Learn more about the activities taking place here in Frascati and enjoy a virtual tour of the site by visiting www.esa.int/esrin
To support a coordinated approach to space technology development in Europe, ASD-Eurospace, and the European space industry will organise a dedicated workshop on October 24th and 25th, 2005 in Paris. (Location: Les Salons de l'Aveyron). (Credits Eurospace
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and the University of Surrey (UniS) cordially invite members of the media to the live televised launch of the China DMC+4 earth observation satellite on Tuesday, 27 September at 7.52 a.m. at UniS School of Management. (Credits Innovations Report
Response to Industry wide issues: Representation of the combined capabilities and views of the EO service sector (Info at ESA-EOMD
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis said the first of Malaysia??s five near equatorial orbit satellites would be launched early 2006 from somewhere in the Pacific Ocean (Credits The Edge Daily
This Conference, hosted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), will provide a forum to discuss the potentials of enhanced cooperation in applied earth observation (EO) in Germany and the new EU Member States. (Credits DLR
Definiens AG, a leader in advanced image intelligence solutions, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute at Cambridge, UK to augment their programmes aimed at creating large scale gene expression profiles.
The ‘Atlas of Protein Expression’ and ‘Embryo Gene Expression’ programs at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute both aim to produce large scale public databases describing gene and protein expression patterns in the developing embryo and adult tissues. “To achieve these ends we have applied high throughput immunohistochemistry and automated image capture, generating Terabyte scale image databases”, commented Dr Gareth Maslen, Informatics Project Manager at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. “We felt that traditional methods of manual image analysis and annotation were unlikely to cope with the volume and complexity of the data being generated”.
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has chosen to implement Definiens’ image analysis solution Cellenger® to help improve the throughput, analysis and annotation of images generated by these programs.
“We are very delighted to offer a comprehensive and meaningful solution for image analysis with our leading-edge technology and to share our expertise with world renowned research scientists at a prestigious institute such as The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,” stated Thomas Heydler, CEO of Definiens AG.
“Our collaboration with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a major stepping stone for Definiens and we look forward to assist this world-class research centre in successfully incorporating our technology into their research programs.” says Dr Neil Dey, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Definiens.
Commercial terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.
About The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (www.sanger.ac.uk), which receives the majority of its funding from the Wellcome Trust, was founded in 1992 as the focus for UK sequencing efforts. The Institute is responsible for the completion of the sequence of approximately one-third of the human genome as well as genomes of model organisms such as mouse and zebrafish, and more than 90 pathogen genomes. In October 2001, new funding was awarded by the Wellcome Trust to support a new range of post-genomic programmes designed to understand the biological function of genes and their relevance to our health. These programmes are built around a Faculty of more than 30 senior researchers.
Definiens is a global leader in providing advanced image intelligence solutions and services that enable its clients to harness all relevant information from digital image to support fast and accurate decision making crucial to its business process. Definiens’ products are built on its platform technology (eCognition) that represents a quantum leap in the realms of digital image analysis. Our products are offered across chosen markets, initially focusing on Earth Observation/Remote Sensing (EO/RS) and Life Sciences. Definiens offers advanced and robust image analysis solutions to accelerate the drug discovery, development, and diagnostics processes in life sciences, and perform satellite and aerial image classification more intelligently, more accurately, and more efficiently than traditional methods. Definiens has customers worldwide in the areas of Life Sciences and Earth Observation/Remote Sensing (EO/RS), including leading companies, academic centers, and government agencies. Founded in 1994 by Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. Gerd Binnig, Definiens is based in Munich, Germany. For further information regarding the company and its products please visit www.definiens.com.
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