Broad Institute launches academic-industry cell imaging consortium to speed drug discovery and development

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard today announced that the Imaging Platform, together with industry and non-profit partners, has launched a new collaboration to create a massive cell-imaging dataset, displaying more than 1 billion cells responding to over 140,000 small molecules and genetic perturbations.

This microscopy image dataset, which would represent the largest collection of cell images generated by Cell Painting, will act as a reference collection to potentially fuel efforts for discovering and developing new therapeutics.

The effort is called the Joint Undertaking in Morphological Profiling with Cell Painting (JUMP-CP).

See the full press release here.