Huygens Object Analyzer

Obtain reliable object statistics from 3D-5D images.

Objects in 3D-5D (multichannel, time series) images can be quickly and easily analyzed with Huygens Object Analyzer. Statistics of objects are produced with just a few button clicks. Object segmentation - which is often considered being a challenging and subjective task - is made easy with algorithms that set the seed and threshold levels optimally, offering instant feedback like number of objects per channel. Additional watershed tools, object filtering, and advanced region of interest (ROI) settings are at hand to fine-tune 3D object segmentation. The segmented objects are directly visualized by the high-end continuous Iso Surface Ray Tracing renderer and ready for immediate analysis. Various analysis modes and presets are available to quickly answer your specific research question.

Image description:
3D volume analysis of kinetochore complex structures involved in cell division. Image kindly provided by Livio Kleij (facility) and Martijn Vroomans. Medical Oncology, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Interactive Scene

Objects can be viewed from all angles, analyzed, discarded, and set as a reference anchor, with only your mouse cursor.

Easy Segmentation

Advanced segmentation, ROI, and watershed options allow you to obtain the most reliable results from your valuable data.

Many Object Statistics

Object statistics are presented within seconds in a clear table and graph, and can be exported as a text, csv, or MatLab file for further analysis.

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"Both my facility users and I are very impressed with the new (and not so new) features, and some of my new users are really enjoying the object analyzer and the ROI options!"
Dr. Zoltan Cseresnyes, Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany.

Main features

Scientific References

Huygens was used for deconvolution and 3D object volume counting of stress granules (SG).
Aoyama-Ishiwatari et al. NUDT21 links mitochondrial IPS-1 to RLR-containing stress granules and 3 activates host antiviral defense. BioRxiv, preprint April 2020

Huygens was used for deconvolution, and Golgi organization was analyzed with Huygens Object Analyzer
Vibha Singh et al. Cell-matrix adhesion controls Golgi organization and function through Arf1 activation in anchorage-dependent cells. J Cell Sci July 27, 2018.

Analysis of 3D Object volume and receptor membrane localization was performed with Huygens deconvolution and the Object Analyzer.
Berndt-Paetz et al. IC/BPS‐associated alterations of M2 and M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor trafficking in human detrusor. Neurourology & Urodynamics 2019; 1-10.

Huygens deconvolution and Object Analyzer was used to determine the spatial relationships between fluorescent AII amacrine cell and immunolabeled punctae.
Hartveit et al. AMPA receptors at ribbon synapses in the mammalian retina: kinetic models and molecular identity. Brain Struct Funct. 2018 Mar; 223(2):769-804.

For more see: Scientific References

Available for Huygens Essential & Professional

The Huygens Object Analyzer option can be tested with a free test license. The product is commercially available as a licensed option for Huygens Essential, Professional.

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