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GE Healthcare’s 2012 Cell Imaging Competition - voting opens to celebrate art, science and discovery



  GE Healthcare’s 2012 Cell Imaging Competition - voting opens to celebrate
  art, science and discovery

Competition features both high-content analysis and high- and super-resolution
microscopy cell images for the first time

Life scientists encouraged to share cell images with friends and family as an
insight into their work

Business Wire

CHALFONT ST GILES, England -- November 22, 2012

GE Healthcare Life Sciences, a business unit of GE Healthcare GE (NYSE: GE),
today announced that voting for the 2012 Cell Imaging Competition is now open
at gelifesciences.com/cellimagecompetition.

Scientists and the wider public are invited to choose their favourite image in
two shortlist categories - high-content analysis and high- and
super-resolution microscopy – chosen from images submitted by researchers
worldwide. Their selection can be made on any basis, whether it is the beauty
of the image, the type of research involved, or the technical skills required
to generate it. The winners will be invited to see their images displayed on
NBC’s high definition screen in Times Square, New York.

The judging panel which shortlists the images is drawn from past winners,
academia, editors of peer reviewed journals, and GE scientists. This year the
panel comprised:

  * Dr Christine Nybo, Assistant Editor, BioTechniques
  * Dr Julian Heath, Editor, Microscopy & Analysis
  * Dr Leslie Caron, Research Scientist, Genea Stem Cells (and a winner in
    2011)
  * Dr Nick Thomas, Principal Scientist, Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare
  * Dr Paul Goodwin, Science Director, Applied Precision, part of Cell
    Technologies, GE Healthcare

Dr Amr Abid, General Manager of Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare Life
Sciences, said, “High-content and super-resolution cell imaging are pioneering
technologies that help scientists explore the universe of the cell, to better
understand complex cellular mechanisms, and advance the understanding of
disease processes. Whether it is the aesthetics or the science that draws
people in, we hope that both scientists and the wider public will be inspired
and informed by this year’s images.”

View the shortlisted images and vote for your favourite at
www.gelifesciences.com/cellimagecompetition

For updates on the competition follow @GECellBiology on Twitter.

About the 2012 Cell Imaging Competition

The Cell Imaging Competition, supported by BioTechniques, celebrates the
exceptional research of scientists across the world using IN Cell Analyzer,
DeltaVision Elite and DeltaVision OMX systems in their work. Voting starts on
22^nd November and continues online until 19^th December. Alongside the online
voting, attendees at two conferences (ASCB, December 15-19, USA and MBSJ,
December 11-14, Japan) will also be invited to vote for their favourite. The
votes will be combined to select a maximum of four winners. There will be one
main High-Content Analysis winner and one main High-Resolution and
Super–Resolution Microscopy winner. In addition, there will be regional
winners from regions not represented by winners of these categories. The three
regions are; North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia/Rest of the
World (including Australia and New Zealand). Details of the judging panel can
be found here and full terms and conditions can be found here. To vote or see
images from past winners, go to www.gelifesciences.com/cellimagecompetition

About GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that
are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging
and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems,
drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance
improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver
better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we
partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change
necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on
our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs,
increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the
United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:
GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare
professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more
information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.

For our latest news, please visit http://newsroom.gehealthcare.com

Contact:

College Hill for GE Healthcare
Tim Watson, Rebecca Caygill
T: +44 (0)207 866 7858
E: GE-CellTechnologies@collegehill.com
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