The consortium, led by the Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, includes pharmaceutical companies and nonprofit research organizations. It is focused on creating and sharing a large public cell imaging dataset to help scientists determine the mechanism of action of new therapeutics in preclinical research stages.
When completed, the dataset will feature information from over 1 billion cells responding to more than 140,000 small molecule and genetic perturbations.
Consortium scientists will use PerkinElmer PhenoVue kits, which provide validated, preoptimized fluorescent probes, to save time and resources.
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