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Paris (France), October 28th, 2013 – IMSTAR will present three scientific communications and short talk at the upcoming 2013 International Conference on Environmental Mutagens to be held in Foz Do Iguacu (Brazil) November 3 – 8.

1. “Automated image analysis of the human micronucleus cytome assay for high throughput biomonitoring and in vitro genotoxicity studies: IMSTAR system” is the result of a long term collaboration with the Cellular Genetic Laboratory of the Free University of Brussels as part of the EU-funded NewGeneris project, for biomonitoring studies.

2. “Validation of a new scoring method of micronucleated L5178Ycells by high throughput automated image analysis” is the result of a joint research effort with the Servier Group, a large pharmaceutial company customer of IMSTAR for many years: the fully automated Pathfinder Image Cytometry System for in vitro micronucleus scoring, in GLP compliant regulatory studies.

3. “Comparative study of manual and Pathfinder™ automated analysis in GLP cytokinesis-block micronucleus assay” is the result of a joint research with ROYAL Unidade GENOTOX – ROYAL, Centro de Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

“It is through such collaborations that we have been able to develop products that are unique in our market”, said Francoise Soussaline, President & CEO of IMSTAR.

For more information on the conference, please visit: http://www.icembrazil.org/icem/

About IMSTAR S.A
IMSTAR (Paris, France) is a high-technology company offering complete solutions for fully automated high-throughput capture and analysis of cytology and tissue section assays in the fields of genetic toxicity & environmental toxicity for compound screening and bio-monitoring, digital cytopathology & cytogenetic and multiplex biomarkers analysis in research drug discovery. IMSTAR’s team includes world experts in various scientific fields: automated systems, biophysics, physics, applied mathematics, cellular biology and cytopathology.

IMSTAR was founded by Dr. Françoise Soussaline, President & CEO, world expert in Biophysics applied to in vivo & in vitro imaging. In 2000, IMSTAR launched the first automated, quantitative and cost effective Image Cytometer system (ICS) based on its proprietary patented Technology.

Over 1000 Pathfinder™ systems have been installed in the world to date, including Europe, North America and Asia.