Microvolution’s Technology Empowers Scientists to Accelerate Medical Research with Greater Accuracy-Cassandra Boyer and Marc Bruce-04/05/2016 - 8:30am

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Microvolution’s Technology Empowers Scientists to Accelerate Medical Research with Greater Accuracy
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04/05/2016 - 8:30am
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Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale
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Cassandra Boyer and Marc Bruce
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CEO & Co-Founder and CTO & Co-Founder
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Cassandra Boyer, MT (ASCP), CEO & Co-Founder drives the commercialization efforts and operations at Microvolution. She’s also an Advisor for Stanford’s Medical School’s think-tank called SPARK. At Microvolution, Cassandra implements lessons learned from having over 25-years of success as a proven top-tier commercial leader at GE Healthcare and Beckman Coulter in both the life sciences and clinical markets. She is also a board certified Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathology with experience in clinical hematology.

Marc Bruce, PhD, CTO & Co-Founder invented Microvolution’s technology as a PhD student at Stanford University while studying immunology. During his studies, Marc gained a unique insight into bridging advanced wet lab techniques with computation and invented the software technology to solve challenges in analyzing microscopy problems in immunology and cell biology research. Marc published: Bruce MA, Butte MJ, Real-time GPU-based 3D Deconvolution, Optics Express, 2013; 21(4): 4766. After finishing his PhD in September 2014, Marc developed this software into a viable commercial product via his extensive experience in software development in C++, Java, CUDA, and other programming languages.

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Medical research discovery often lacks accuracy. It is also a very slow process. Currently, scientists can wait days to get their microscopy images deconvolved (focused) via CPU-based software; hence, productivity is lost, plus, failure rates are high because scientists cannot make adjustments to their experiments in real-time. Advancements in software and technology are poised to change that. Microvolution's real-time GPU accelerated deconvolution software has the unique ability to offer accurately focused images from fluorescence microscopes in seconds. What used to take one week to complete with a failed outcome, can now be completed in one hour, with success.

Invented by Microvolution’s CTO while studying immunology at Stanford, this new technology accelerates medical research up to 200 times faster and enables scientists to make adjustments to their experiments in real-time. Data sets improve because more images can be captured in less time. Additionally, the unique algorithms incorporated into Microvolution’s software deliver enhanced accuracy for medical discovery. Microvolution empowers scientists to accelerate their discovery with greater accuracy and can help them decrease costs as they produce successful results.