The SPARC Portal uses Biolucida, an image serving and management platform developed by MBF Bioscience. It consists of server and client components, which communicate to deliver full-resolution images to viewers over the web.

MBF Bioscience

Biolucida is a hub for your 2D and 3D image data. It allows you to store all of your 2D and 3D image data and metadata in a secure, permanent location accessible via the web. Images can be acquired with slide scanners or microscope systems, and they can be any size - Biolucida is built to handle large image data. The possibilities are endless with Biolucida: share images with collaborators, include large image sets in published papers, start, or contribute to, a public image data repository, analyze images on any computer with Neurolucida 360, Stereo Investigator, BrainMaker and more. You will always have control over your images and who can access them.

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