NEWS
08/09/2020

Miss Able V3.0: The First-Ever Computational Monkey Model

Miss Able V3.0 is ready to take off! IT’IS proudly presents the first-ever high-resolution female rhesus macaque computational anatomical model that was created in collaboration with the anatomy departments of Ajou University and Dongguk University, in the Republic of Korea, as part of the NEUROMAN project.

We are excited to announce a world first resulting from our successful Swiss-Korean collaborative project NEUROMAN: after a year of intensive segmentation work to label more than 300 tissues in the image dataset for the entire body of a female rhesus macaque, we are proud to present our new computational monkey model Miss Able V3.0! Miss Able joins our existing Virtual Zoo (ViZoo) library that already contains various types of high-resolution rodent models as well as a male pig model for in silico research. By expanding our ViZoo library, we are taking another step forward in our efforts to reduce the need for animal testing.

Miss Able V3.0 has been created following the strict Virtual Population (ViP) quality assurance procedures. The individual tissues have been segmented from extremely detailed high-resolution cryosection images, i.e., color photographs of a sectioned frozen monkey cadaver, acquired by our NEUROMAN research partners Prof. Min Suk Chung and Prof. Jin Seo Park from Ajou and Dongguk University, respectively.

Like her ViZoo companions, Miss Able V3.0 is fully compatible with the Sim4Life simulation platform (ZMT Zurich MedTech AG) and can be used for preclinical research on novel therapies and medical devices and in translational research. The current release will be followed by a neuro-functionalized version, Miss Able V4.0, that will include neuro-functionalized nerve trajectories.

For more information on Miss Able V3.0, or suggestions and requests regarding the features of Miss Able V4.0, contact us at virtualpopulation@itis.swiss.