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µManager is now developed at Open Imaging. As you may know, µManager has been developed at UCSF since the beginning of the project. Starting on October 1, 2015, µManager is developed and maintained by Open Imaging, a company founded by the µManager development team members. We believe that (with the community's help) this will provide a more reliable arrangement for µManager to flourish in the long term. Don't worry -- µManager will remain free and open source! Open Imaging will offer subscription-based services including technical support, which will help fund the core development of µManager.

Micro-Manager is being developed by Mark Tsuchida, Chris Weisigerand Nico Stuurman in the laboratory of Ron Vale at the University of California San Francisco. Initial software development and architecture was by Nenad Amodaj. Others who worked on Micro-Manager are Arthur Edelstein, Henry Pinkard, Karl Hoover, Ziah Dean, and Oleksiy Danihkhno. Major contributions to the source code have been made by 100XImaging. Many other companies and individuals have contributed code for device control, including ABS Cameras, ASI, Andor, Lumencor, Mad City Labs, Motic, Physik Instrumente, Stanford Photonics, PCO, QImaging, ScopeLED, Karl Bellve, Peter Topor, Ji Yu, Brian Ashcroft, Jeffrey Kuhn, Karl Hoover, and Roy Wollman. The project was initially funded by grants from the Sandler Foundation and is now supported by grant 5R01EB007187 from the NIH.

Micro-Manager is built by extensively using other open source components and applications:

Especially important precursor contributions for our project are from Wayne Rasband (ImageJ).

Development of Micro-Manager has only been possible thanks to the endurance of our early beta-testers, i.e. several members of the Vale lab (Eric Griffis, Andrew Carter, Gohta Goshima and others). Many thanks to Kurt Thorn and the Nikon Imaging Center at UCSF for help, testing, great ideas and suggestions. We are grateful for support (in the form of documentation, information, and/or use of equipment) from many microscope hardware vendors, including ASI, Andor, DVC, Stanford Photonics, Hamamatsu, Prior, Solamer, Nikon, and Zeiss.

And of course, many thanks Ron for making it all happen.

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