NanoXtract: Nanomaterials Image Analysis Tool Powered by the Enalos Cloud Platform
The Enalos Cloud platform, developed by NovaMechanics Ltd, is an online, freely available toxicity and drug discovery platform, that hosts predictive models released as web services, which aim to address the need to reduce the time and cost spent on experimental testing during the drug discovery and the risk assessment procedures for small molecules and NMs.
One of the platform's recent features is a tool to analyze Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images depicting nanomaterials(NMs) and extract useful descriptors that can be used to provide a much more nuanced description of the sample composition and/or as inputs to toxicity prediction models. The image analysis tool allows the user to upload a TEM image (either the raw file or extracted from a publication) and in a short time with simple steps to obtain 18 additional nano-descriptors based on geometric indices. These can be used in predictive models already existing in the Enalos Cloud platform or with in-house models
Operations: Image analysis
Keywords: Cloud Computing, nanomaterials
Difficulty level: Beginner