Indica Labs, Octo: COVID Digital Pathology Repository
Indica Labs and Octo launched the COVID Digital Pathology Repository, an online collection of high-resolution microscopic COVID-related human tissues hosted at the US National Institutes of Health. The repository enables international collaboration by providing a centralized, cloud-based repository for sharing and annotating digital whle-slide images of lung, liver, kidney, and heart tissues from patients who were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as well as SARS and MERS. The images, annotations, and metadata will be used as a reference dataset for education, research, and future clinical trials. The repository is underpinned by Indica's Halo Link software, an image management platform. For the repository, Halo Link will be deployed in a web portal developed by Octo and Axle Informatics.