How it works
A high-resolution imaging mass spectrometry dataset for one tissue section has 10.000.000 individual ion images. With 3 seconds for visual analysis of each image, looking
through all images would take 1 year.
No algorithms exist
for automated molecular annotation
Manual interpretation covers
up to 0.01% data only.
- Slowing down the field progress
- Hampering applications
Lack of global understanding of data is a bottleneck
The METASPACE engine is based on
efficient algorithms and big data technologies
to translate millions of ion images to hundreds of molecular images.
The modus operandi of METASPACE
is “data in, molecules out”. We aim at making
it deployable onto a workstation, cluster, or cloud, with the main instance to be freely available online.