Kitware, Inc. has been awarded a Phase I STTR to develop support for large histological data sets. Dr. Stephen Aylward at the University of North Carolina is Principle Investigator for the project. UNC’s role will be acquire animal (i.e., mouse) data, and to perform interslice registration. Kitware will provide high-performance volume rendering for the datasets, and build XML middleware to support the hierarchical nature of the data.
Kitware, Inc. is a leading software development company providing products and services in the areas of medical image analysis, visualization and 3D graphics, supercomputing, computer vision, open publication, and software quality process. Kitware is known for its advanced open source software tools such as the widely used Visualization Toolkit (VTK), Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK), and the CMake build management software. Established in 1998, Kitware is rapidly growing to support top research and development clients around the world; including such prestigious customers as the US National Labs (Sandia, Los Alamos, Livermore, and Argonne), the National Institutes of Health, the Army and Air Force Research labs, and a variety of academic, commercial and governmental research labs. Our commercial customers range from Fortune 500 oil and gas companies to small medical imaging start ups.