Custom Programming

custom programming flow cAs part of our commitment to excellence in lab imaging, MIS offers custom software development services to our clients. Many laboratories use our software development skills to implement specific customizations of imaging features or workflow, to meet special user needs.  We can also take client specifications to create new programs from the ground up as a software solution to a lab’s imaging, analysis, or communication needs.

If your laboratory has a need for software or systems integration of hardware and software that is not satisfied by an off-the-shelf product, we can build it for you! In some cases this might mean a slight alteration or addition to our comprehensive PAX-it software features, and in other cases it might mean building a whole new application from scratch, including custom hardware, integrated off-the-shelf products, and custom programming for controlling the system. In any case we just need a specification of the desired goal, and we will be glad to quote a competitively priced package that includes a detailed proposal for your approval, the code-writing itself, and testing.

Below is a partial listing of some software projects that have been custom contracted through MIS, Inc:

Allied Signal Specialized Image Analysis routine to detect specialty objects in images, and filter the detected objects based on shape and size.
Solec Routine designed to automatically detect the number of wafers in a stack for production QC.
Glaxo SmithKline Creation of software bridge between PAX-it and a non-standard LIMS, to allow sharing of data between systems.
Suvast China Specialized version of Dendrite Arm Spacing measurement, aka “Secondary Dendrite Arm Spacing”.  High-tech alloy manufacturing facility.
Seymour Tubing Custom script construction for a specialized workflow to measure angles of weld bond planes, utilizing image rotation, prompts, calculations, and reporting.
Major Global Semiconductor Mfr. Developed custom PAX-it and PAXcam work flow for integration to international semiconductor production company’s internal databases at worldwide installations.
Chrysler Corporation Creation of a specific workflow and reference library for paint applications, including real-time remote microscopy for consulting in all Chrysler plants.
U.S. National Laboratory (Name withheld per contract) PAXit! / PAXcam based Semiconductor Wafer Defect Review Station; custom software addresses need for both critical alignment of wafer and multiple sub-routines required to inspect various sized devices on a single wafer; customer was not able to find this flexibility on any standard Defect Review Station on the market.
Major US tire manufacturer
(name withheld per contract)
Creation of a specific sequence of measurements and reporting to analyze and report dozens of tire features, linked to a central reporting application. Also includes automatic tread ratio detection. Installed globally in multiple production facilities.
US National Laboratory (name withheld per contract) Specialized reporting workflow to allow mixing multiple report layouts in one report template, utilizing Microsoft Word.   Complex report templates may be created, stored, recalled, and modified in an easy-to-use interface.
Major Global Semiconductor Mfr. Developed custom PAX-it and PAXcam work flow for integration to international semiconductor production company’s internal databases.
ST Micro Customization of PAX-it for networked wafer inspection facility. Developed a customized workflow to improve reader performance.
Seagate Creation of device drivers and scripted routines for motorized stage control and image archival functions.
Merck Research Labs Creation of scripted routines to perform multiple tasks with one button click, to streamline workflow according to specs.
Wil Research Creation of specialized image importing routines.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Design of imaging workstations for tele-dermatology applications, including custom workflow for navigating through cases and entering diagnoses through online data forms. Comparison of multiple reader data for consensus and the resolution of differences, and design of data transfer routine to remote central location.
Major US Auto aftermarket Parts Supplier (name withheld per contract) Specialized imaging application to automatically read high security keys based on key outlines, for setting key cutting machines.
Lake West Hospital Customization of PAX-it for specialized image exporting routines.
Ameripath Customized workflow to make capturing, diagnosing, and reporting with images easier for pathologists.
CRG Specialized importing routine to convert data from a defunct image management system into the PAX-it format.