Augmentiqs, a Luminate startup, adds a new layer to microscopy
In the field of pathology, there’s no tool more critical than the humble microscope. For nearly 400 years, microscopes have been central to biological study, and though they’ve become infinitely more powerful—the Lawrence BerkeleyNational Laboratory TEAM 0.5, for example, can magnify images as small as half the width of a hydrogen atom—their functionality has remained, in most settings, relatively the same as a non-collaborative device.
Israeli company Augmentiqs, a competitor in the second cohort of the Luminate NY accelerator, is seeking to change that. Augmentiqs is the creator of a device, easily retrofitted into most microscopes, that allows a pathologist to instantly capture and share information with fellow pathologists around the world.