The aim of BIOPOOL is to enable biobanks to build a network that links collections of histological digital images of biologic material and associated information managed by biobanks. It will also develop services for exploitation of this network, such as text and image based search queries, region-of-interest extraction and automated pathology information extraction for specific types of cancers.
The use of such interconnected source of data has great potentials for medical research, diagnosis and educational activities. BIOPOOL will enhance pathology research by reducing diagnosis time and related costs.
The project is co-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Program. BIOPOOL consortium comprises the expertise of seven partners from four European countries.