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Image Processing Equipment and Technique    

Image processing technique, equipment and computer program code for microarrays such as DNA microarrays.

Overview

The technology relates to a technique of processing a digital image input comprising data representing a plurality of spots to generate data for defining a grid to subdivide the image to substantially separate at least some of the spots. Progressively reduced threshold technique was used in the processing.

Unlike other existing methods which have drawbacks in missing spots, outputting incorrect or inaccurate spot boundaries, the invented technique produces more accurate results. In addition, the technique is fully automatic.

Primary Application of the Technology

This technique of DNA microarray allows simultaneous study of tens of thousands of genes on a single glass slide. The technology has many applications in medical diagnosis and drug design.