Name & Mission

The story behind the our name: Kapelan

Experts of the pisciculture, gourmets and goodies know it, the silver-skinned salmon called Kapelan (capelin) – in Germany also known as Lodde (lat.: Mallotus Villosus). It lives on the surface as well as in the deep of 300 meters and lives in Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian and British waters. It protects its partner with its flippers, when it dives down to the sea ground. Its aim is the continuity, the development and the future.


Our business does not lie in the pisciculture of the North Atlantic and we also have less in common with a fish. Solely we identify with the characteristics of our namesake. Its unique ability adapting the given circumstances as well as defying hard environmental conditions is a perfect example for an effective and sustainable problem solution approach. Its unlimited living and development environment we do associate with the range of single and/or team play of software solutions.

We take the liberty to be free in all directions – like a fish in its permanent moving process. Our element is water, it is clear, creates transparency and reflects our functions.

More on the Kapelan fish can be found at Wikipedia.

Our Mission

With its strong background in prototyping, Kapelan Bio-Imaging has already deployed a number of projects with tailor-made customer developments, all based on the LabImage platform. Due to the company’s extensive experience with 1D gel analysis, many projects have focused on this type of analysis. Within the last ten years, the LabImage platform’s 1D application has been installed more than 3000 times.

In addition, the company has also developed a number of other modules for customer-specific projects and many companies already rely on OEM solutions from Kapelan. When a customer was looking for an automated way of detecting micro blots in order to evaluate mutations, a new LabImage module for micro-blot analysis was developed. Another research institution was interested in detecting cancer cell structures using colour and morphologic parameters; in this case, a new application built on the LabImage platform helped detect and classify all cancer cells.

For another project, a workflow-guided system was established in order to control and acquire external hardware in batch mode. Other customer-specific projects have included fluorescence imaging and GxP-compliant applications. If you are looking for an experienced partner to develop bio-imaging software based on a proven platform, please contact us.