Makers of vMic
Slide acquisition is done with a roboter-microscope which
scans the slide and captures a matrix of images. We use a 40x Zeiss
Apochromat with NA=0.95 to receive high quality images. The images are
postprocessed and then served by a plain http-server. The viewer - called vMic -
has been developed with Macromedia Flash.
For further informations:
Human Pathology - Glatz, Glatz, Mihatsch - Volume 34, No. 10 (October 2003) - pages 968-974:
Virtual Slide: high quality demand, physical limitations and affordability.
Katharina and Dieter Glatz-Krieger have developed idea and concept of the vMic.
Dieter has realized the technical infrastructure and Katharina is responsible for content.
Oliver Walthard is accountable for the design of the vMic-website.
The roboter-microscope has been financed by a grant from the Erneuerungsfonds
of the University of Basel.
is providing the lion's share of the necessary IT-infrastructure.
Udo M. Spornitz, PhD, Institute of Anatomy, Uni Basel, for implementing the
first and substantial application of vMic for students of dentistry.
Fred R. Dee, MD and Timothy Leaven, MA, Department of Pathology, University of Iowa,
for fruitful discussions and their pioneering work in the field of virtual microscopy.