A comprehensive image management approach for digital pathology content

It is a vendor agnostic, high performance, scalable and easily customizable whole slide image management solution, which acts as a broker between the various proprietary image formats at one end and a variety of different end user applications at the other.

Key aspects of PMA.core

✅ Access your slide anywhere
✅ Over 50 whole slide image formats supported
✅ Organize slides, meta data, and annotations in one environment
✅ Comprehensive user management and access control

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A universal tile server and truly honest broker

Access your slides anywhere

No complex configurations or import procedures. PMA.core can read any vendor proprietary whole slide image format right away, including brightfield and fluorescence images as well as z-stacks and time series.

Geo-replication provisions allow you to build a global infrastructure, Back-end scripting and automation mean that you can create your own slide content delivery network (CDN).

Key accessibility features

Manage your digital pathology content easily

PMA.core enables not only fast viewing of whole slide images, but also annotations, meta data capture and integration of third party data sources.

With PMA.core, you can integrate image data from different locations across your network. You  can combine conventional with cloud (Amazon S3) storage, creating an integrated image repository. 

User management

PMA.core supports out of the box user management but can also be configured to work with other identity management systems.

Support for third-party directory services means that you can scale PMA.core across multiple instances without the need for user replication!

Key user management features

  • Local user database
  • LDAP
  • OAuth 2.0
  • Controlled access to slides and meta data
  • Full audit trail and event logging
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Imaging modalities

PMA.core lets you build imaging repositories that include macro-imagery, brightfield, fluorescence images, z-stacks, and time series, all from a single interface. And PMA.core can read any vendor proprietary whole slide image format.

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Broad support for storage options

Minimize the transfer of large data and leave data where they are, whether this be a hard disk, network storage, or S3-compatible cloud storage.

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Controlled access and audit trailing

PMA.core is 21 CFR part 11 compliant. In addition, access to select content and data is configured through Access Control Lists (ACLs). Various interfaces are offered for monitoring, too.

Manage meta-data

Slide-oriented data belongs in a single location. With PMA.core, you can capture meta data and annotations, even import, manage and export native and third party annotations.

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What PMA.core means for software developers: Integrate & extend

PMA.core exposes comprehensive RESTful APIs that enable you to extend it’s functionality as well as to integrate it in your own application in order to give it digital pathology capabilities. The platform comes with extensive documentation, SDKs and tools that can get you started right away. Learn more



web-centric visualization framework



Interactive (Jupyter) scripting and back-end integration



Web-enabled visualization and back-end integration




Back-end integration