Virtual Stainer

Mapping the molecular geography of tissue biopsies with machine learning

What is Virtual Stainer?

Virtual Stainer is an end-to-end platform for mapping the molecular geography of tissue biopsies that are commonly taken for diagnoses and routine clinical care for certain diseases.

How are you making it happen?

Virtual Stainer brings together a suite of Verily technologies and expertise from our molecular, clinical, hardware and software teams. The platform employs novel imaging techniques collected using home-grown hyperspectral microscopes optimized for high sensitivity and rapid scanning. High-resolution data from these microscopes are then processed using advanced image analytics to computationally predict histological staining. Through this process, Virtual Stainer can extract more information and annotate each sample without exhausting the original tissue.

In an early application of Virtual Stainer, we collaborated with Allergan by combining our platform with their histopathological data collected from clinical studies, in an effort to improve the accuracy of the diagnosis, disease staging and assessment of liver biopsies.