BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 3, 2011 — Media Cybernetics Inc. has released AutoQuant Version X2.2.1 image deconvolution and 5-D visualization software which is now supported in Windows 7 and offers improved file format handling to facilitate working with original images. Enhancements have been made to a number of file types including the ability to save ND2 files after modifying dimensionality, the ability to play through LIF time lapse files, and accurate time data in OIF file reader. The software package includes the life sciences industry’s leading image deconvolution software. Users can retrieve better data from their images using the complete suite of 2- and 3-D algorithms, including advanced “fixed” and “blind” deconvolution algorithms, which are both iterative and constrained for best results. The blind algorithm offers a time-saving option for obtaining point spread functions without the need of obtaining bead images. Improvements in the newest version of the software have resulted in a new confocal algorithm better tuned to images where proper Nyquist sampling or oversampling is used. Results have proven to be more quantitative and reproducible. The software also includes 5-D visualization tools that can visualize large image stacks with channel and time data preserved. The 5-D viewer makes it easy for users to bring complex datasets to life with the use of flexible viewers that inspect details at the perfect angle. Version X2.2.1 is now available to current customers who own AutoQuant X2.0 and higher using AutoQuant’s True-Update technology at no additional cost. Computers with access to the Internet will be able to download and install the patch via the “Help/Check for Update” option. A free trial version can be requested at the company’s website.