VisualSpreadsheet® Particle Analysis Software

ViSP 5 for web pageVisualSpreadsheet is a powerful software program that allows you to interact with the particle images captured with FlowCam®.

Improving on other spreadsheet software programs that only allow you to sort and filter rows of numeric data, VisualSpreadsheet gives you the ability to sort and filter actual images.

Ultimately this gives you a more in-depth analysis of your sample and a better understanding of your data.

VisualSpreadsheet turns your data into insight!

VisualSpreadsheet Version 4 has been retired as of June 30th, 2021. 

Version 5 represents the most significant software update in our company's history. 

Upgrading to VisualSpreadsheet 5 comes with the following benefits:

  • Create data sets from multiple runs
  • View and compare data from various different runs
  • Quickly load, manipulate, and analyze large sets of data
  • Compare data captured from multiple objectives and/or multiple flow cells

The new database structure provides increased data storage efficiency, improved data retrieval, faster file processing time, and increased file stability.

Watch the video to learn about some new features of VisualSpreadsheet 5:

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While VisualSpreadsheet 5 is not compatible with legacy VS FlowCam instruments, those users are eligible to upgrade their satellite licenses to take advantage of the powerful processing platform through the use of a data importer. Files from as far back as VisualSpreadsheet version 4.0 can be imported easily into the new platform.

Download VisualSpreadsheet 5 Upgrade FAQs

The VisualSpreadsheet® Difference 

  • Sort and filter particle data based upon criteria you supply - results are displayed immediately as particle images instead of numbers.
  • Accomplish complex particle filtering in seconds with immediate visual feedback - find and display all similar-type particles in a heterogeneous sample with sophisticated pattern recognition capabilities.
  • Create and save defined particle type libraries - compare incoming FlowCam data against one or more libraries to instantly enumerate concentrations of specific particle types.
  • 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software package available.

VisualSpreadsheet is included with all FlowCam instruments. A satellite version is also available so you can work with your FlowCam data on your own computer.  Contact us for more information! 

Capture Over 40 Unique Particle Measurements 

  • Basic Shape Measurements Include: Equivalent Spherical Diameter (ESD), Area Based Diameter (ABD), Length, Width, Aspect Ratio, Area, Volume Advanced
  • Morphology Measurements Include: Circularity, Elongation, Compactness, Circle Fit, Perimeter, Convex Perimeter, Edge Gradient, Fiber Curl
  • Gray-Scale and Color Measurements Include: Intensity, Average Intensity, Sigma Intensity, Transparency, Average Red, Green, Blue, R/G Ratio, R/B Ratio, G/B Ratio

Filter and Sort Particle Data

VisualSpreadsheet allows you to work with the particle images captured by FlowCam just like a typical spreadsheet. Watch this short video to see how you can easily filter and sort your data based on a variety of parameters.

Interactive Scattergrams

VisualSpreadsheet allows you to select data ranges to analyze directly from a scattergram or histogram. 

Pattern Recognition

You can create a basic value filter in VisualSpreadsheet that will match and select only those particles you are interested in analyzing.

Classifying Particles with VisualSpreadsheet

Automatically define particles based on what they look like using VisualSpreadsheet.  By creating libraries you can sort and classify matching particles and get accurate counts.

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