FIMM High Content Imaging and Analysis (FIMM-HCA) unit provides services in high-content and high-throughput imaging and image analysis. This new facility is open access core unit, that started operation at the beginning of 2017, with harmonized operating principles, access and user policy within Helsinki Bioimaging, together with BIU-LM, LMU-BI and EMBI. FIMM-HCA is also part of the FIMM technology centre.
FIMM-HCA provides automated high-content screening microscopes (a spinning-disk confocal with live imaging option and a widefield) for imaging and guidance for image analysis and data management. We train all users to use the equipment and software available in the unit. FIMM-HCA is based on a scientific core competence of personnel in high-content imaging, image analysis and software development as well as cell-based screening. We work closely together with FIMM High Throughput Biomedicine unit in setting up cell-based high-content assays with robotics. The staff also has a long-term experience in Pharma and industrial collaborations.