A collaboration between Northeastern University and Phase Holographic Imaging (PHI) of Sweden will establish a Holographic Imaging Cytometry Program of Excellence. The new program is an application development hub and educational resource that offers training for scientists using time-lapse cytometry. It extends PHI’s ongoing HoloMonitor technology evaluation program at Northeastern. That technology enables analysis of label-free cellular specimens using holography. Unlike conventional microscopy, it permits measurement of quantitative parameters such as cell thickness and volume. Digital focusing techniques obtain fully automated time-lapse images that can be used for long-term kinetic analysis. As part of the new program, PHI will provide Northeastern with instrumentation to establish novel cell analysis applications based on HoloMonitor technology. In turn, Northeastern will develop and publish research applications, offer feedback and help guide future technology developments. For more information, visit www.northeastern.edu.