AI powered image analysis

Aiforia use cases by application

Over 400 different AI models have been created with Aiforia Create so far, for a multitude of image types (IF, WSI, etc.) and a huge range of therapy areas, research fields, and industrial applications!

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mHtt aggregation

Huntington's Disease

Implementing AI models to analyze mutant huntingtin (mHtt) aggregation in Huntington's Disease affected brain tissue at the University of Helsinki.

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TH+ neuron quantification

Parkinson’s disease

Automated dopaminergic neuron quantification in Parkinson’s disease research at Duke University.

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Amyloid-β detection

Alzheimer’s disease & cerebral amyloid angiopathy

AI-assisted identification of the most characteristic markers of AD and CAA, including Aβ plaques, at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Neuron quantification

Parkinson's Disease

Automated neuron quantification for preclinical Parkinson's disease studies at Sanofi.

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Iron deposit measurement

Alzheimer's Disease

Measuring the quantity and distribution of iron deposits in grey and white matter in Alzheimer's disease studies at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Astrocyte detection

Parkinson's Disease

Use of AI for image analysis and astrocyte detection in Parkinson’s Disease research at Vall d'Hebron Instituto de Investigación.

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α-synuclein assessment

Parkinson's Disease

Quantitative assessment of alpha-synuclein pathology in preclinical Parkinson's disease studies at Lundbeck pharmaceutical company.

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TH+ neuron quantification

AI models for the identification and quantification of dopaminergic cells (TH+) in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) at the University of Navarra.

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Astrocyte reactivity quantification

Quantifying astrocyte reactivity in preclinical neurotoxicity studies at Orion pharmaceutical company. 

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Neuron detection

Multichannel Immunofluoresence: somatic and nuclear detection.

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Nerve classification

Classification of nerve components, such as myelin, axon, and nerve fibre.

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Cerebellum classification

Automated classification of molecular and purkinje layers in brain image with area measurements. Subsequent detection and count of interneurons and purkinje cells.

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Whole slide human brain segmentation

Grey/White matter segmentation and Neuron/Glia counts in human brain sample.

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Motoneuron detection

Detection of motoneurons in rat biopsy.

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Nigra area detection

Automated nigra area detection.

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Ki-67 quantification

Breast and prostate cancer

Cerba Research case study: Evidence for the utility of AI in Ki-67 quantification in solid tumors

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Spatial Biology

Cancer drug development

Creation of an AI model to quantify and localize Clever-1 protein in the tumor microenvironment at Faron Pharmaceuticals.

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PD-L1 scoring

Lung Cancer

Automated calculation and scoring of PD-L1 markers in a lung at Leiden University Medical Centre.

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Ki-67 quantification

Lung Cancer

Calculating Ki-67 proliferation index for pulmonary carcinoid tumors with AI at the Helsinki University Hospital.

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Tumor outcome prediction

Ovarian cancer

Creation of AI model to accurately classify high grade serous carcinoma into outcome groups at the University of Helsinki.

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Carcinoma segmentation

Colorectal Cancer

AI-assisted segmentation of colorectal carcinoma digitized images to identify prognostic and predictive histologic signatures at Mayo Clinic.

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HER2+ marker detection

Breast Cancer

AI assisted detection of IHC stained CD3+ T-cells, CD20+ B-cells, DC-Lamp+ mature dendritic cells, and Hematoxylin in a HER2+ breast cancer surgical resection at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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Blast cell and RBC identification


AI trained to identify blast cells and red blood cells on previously diagnosed cases of acute myelogenous leukemia at the Jinnah Sindh Medical University.

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Tumor grading


Automating tumor grading in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) studies at MIT.

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Tumor grading

Prostate Cancer

Automated tumor grading in prostate cancer biopsies at the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, and in Region Skåne lab, Sweden.

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Tumor grading

Breast Cancer

Automated tumor grading in breast cancer biopsies.

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Mitosis detection and quantification.

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Biomarker identification


Identifying novel prognostic biomarkers in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) at the Helsinki University Hospital.

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Ballooning assessment


AI in studying nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its capability to segment structures in liver histology at the University of Helsinki.

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Fibrosis quantification


Automated quantification of damage and scarring in liver tissue in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

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Inflammation quantification


Automated quantification of inflammation in liver tissue in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

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Steatosis quantification


Automated quantification of fat accumulation in liver tissue in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

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Hematopoietic cell enumeration

Bone marrow

AI model used to identify and enumerate hematopoietic cells to determine changes in bone marrow cellularity for pharmacologic safety studies at Charles River Laboratories.

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Histopathological lesion evaluation

Kidney tissue

Using AI for detecting the cortex and medulla and reviewing tissues for histopathological lesions in blinded studies at Texas A&M University.

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DSS Colitis assessment

Colon tissue

DSS-induced colitis AI model trained for histopathological lesion detection and colon inflammation assessments at Charles River Laboratories.

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Malaria detection

Blood smear

Automated malaria parasite detection from blood smears at the University of Helsinki.

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Tuberculosis quantification

Lung tissue

Automated detection and quantification of cells and lesions in tuberculosis studies at Tufts University.

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Pulmonary fibrosis quantification

Lung tissue

Identification and quantification of histopathological features of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) including fibroblast foci, and interstitial and alveolar inflammatory cells at the University of Helsinki.

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Neovascular lesion scanning

ocular models

Neovascular lesion identification in SD-OCT scans for preclinical model development with the contract research organization Experimentica.

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Coronavirus identification

Blood & skin samples

Analyzing microscopic images of human blood and tissue to identify patterns of COVID-related disease at the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Disease.

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Pulmonary fibrosis identification

Lung tissue

Charles River Laboratories pathologists are enhancing image analysis in pre-clinical toxicology, lung studies for lung tissue detection, parenchyma, structural collagen, and fibrotic lesions.

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Preeclampsia assessment

Placental tissue

Quantification of HLA-G/CK7 ratios for protein expression in preeclampsia research at Helsinki University Hospital.

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Epithelium segmentation


Automated segmentation and quantification of endometrial leukocytes and proliferation in PCOS with immunohistochemically stained endometrial samples.

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Estrus cycle evaluation

Vaginal smear

AI-assisted image analysis of cytological samples from mice to determine the stages of the estrus cycle at the University of Turku.

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Follicle quantification

Ovarian follicles
Preclinical studies on identification and quantification of the different stages of ovarian follicles in rats using AI models at Charles River Laboratories.
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Immune cell detection

Colon tissue

Multichannel (Immunofluorescence) human colon tissue showing staining for various vascular and immune cell markers in addition to epithelium.

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NICD1 marker annotation

Colon tissue

Aiforia Create training window showing annotations for NICD1 protein in multi-channel (Immunofluorescence) human colon tissue, stained with various vascular & immune cell markers in addition to epithelium.

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Dermis and epidermis detection


Automated detection of dermis and epidermis of skin tissue sample.

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WBC quantification

Blood smear

Automated white blood cell (WBC) count in a blood samples.

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ARDS identification

Lung tissue

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) lesion segmentation and cell identification.

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Cell detection

Yeast sample

Automated detection of intact yeast cells in bright field images.

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Yeast contaminants

AI-aided identification of contamination in yeast fermentations.

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Salmon skin

Scientists at Nofima used AI to recognize and analyze the successive tissues in Atlantic salmon skin for food safety studies.

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Whole image instance segmentation of barley, including identification of protein matrix, starch, and cell wall. 

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Measuring concrete porosity and composition.

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