Images demonstrate the beauty of science

The winning images from this year's IN Cell Image Competition were on display on NBC's high-definition screen in Times Square, New York. The competition saw more than 80 incredible images generated by scientists from more than 10 countries using GE Healthcare's IN Cell Analyzer system. The images were shortlisted by a scientific panel and the winners determined through a public vote with 2,000 participants.

Asae Igarashi, of Kyowa Hakko Kirin, was the Asian winner

The winning images from this year's IN Cell Image Competition were on display on NBC's high-definition screen in Times Square, New York. The competition saw more than 80 incredible images generated by scientists from more than 10 countries using GE Healthcare's IN Cell Analyzer system. The images were shortlisted by a scientific panel and the winners determined through a public vote with 2,000 participants.

"This competition is a great way to showcase the excitement and fascination of science to those people who are not involved in research," said the European winner, Dr Miriam Ascagni from DIBIT-San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy.

"The key features of the IN Cell Analyzer system are an increased throughput and the ability quantitatively to extract a large number of data from the images. This eliminates the subjectivity so that I'm much more confident about the data compared with traditional microscopy."

Carmen Laethem, from Aerie Pharmaceuticals, who won the North America category, said: "I think this contest is great. It shows people that science is beautiful, these cells are beautiful and that science is actually a fun thing to do." Asian winner Asae Igarashi, of Kyowa Hakko Kirin, said: "I believe that the IN Cell Analyzer system helps me in my search for good anticancer drugs."

The IN Cell Analyzer offers high-throughput microscopy in combination with modern cellular assays and robotic handling for automated cellular imaging and analysis.

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