FCS Express: Compatible Image Formats

FCS Express Image Cytometry can import a number of image data formats

De Novo software has collaborated with many imaging vendors to establish import compatibility for FCS Express.

FCS Express Image Cytometry imports images, image analysis results, and image segmentation information from various instruments and image analysis tools to analyze data, create visualizations and produce customized reports. If there isn't a direct importer available (or in development) for your image analysis results, you can likely work through an intermediate step to work with FCS Express Image Cytometry.

FCS Express Image Cytometry is compatible with the Image Cytometry Experiment data format (ICE Format), which is open to use by any producer of image cytometry instrumentation or software to standardize image cytometry data for import into other platforms.

In some cases import compatibility with a single image analysis packages enables compatibility with many image formats (e.g. CellProfiler using Bio-Formats). In other cases, direct import of analysis results or links to imaging databases have been developed with specific vendors.


Image Format and Data Compatibility Table

Listed in chronological order of development and release.

Product Name Image File format name Images Data DB Link
CellProfiler *.cpout Yes Yes N/A
Chemometec *.ACS Yes Yes N/A
Fluxion Biosciences - CytoFlux *.ICE Yes Yes N/A
ImageJ *.ijout Yes Yes N/A
Life Technologies Tali Life Technologies Tali Data Folder Yes Yes N/A
Molecular Devices - Any Instruments Exporting to MDC Store *.iso or MDCStore Tab Yes Yes Yes - MDCStore
Nexcelom Vision *.NXDAT or *.ICE Yes Yes N/A
PerkinElmer - Opera, Operetta, Acapella, Harmony, Columbus PerkinElmer Acapella Folder or Building Blocks Tab. Yes Yes Yes - Columbus
PerkinElmer - Vectra / InForm Software *.tif /*.txt Yes Yes N/A
Phase Holographic Imaging *.ICE Yes Yes N/A
Thermo Scientific HCS Studio 2.0 Software *.ICE Yes Yes N/A
Yokogawa CQ1 *.ICE Yes Yes N/A

Amnis IDEAS Software

*.DAF and *.FCS Yes Yes N/A


*.ICE Yes Yes N/A

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We are always working on new image format compatibility...

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