Kitware Wins Contract from NLM for Long-Term ITK Maintenance

September 10, 2004

Kitware, Inc. has been granted a contract by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NLM/NIH) to perform ongoing maintenance of the Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK). This maintenance includes supporting and porting ITK on computing platforms; extending ITK’s class structure, performing bug fixes and quality enhancements; and building interfaces from ITK to other systems. ITK is a premiere, open-source system used around the world in medical image analysis.

Kitware, Inc. is a leading software development company providing products and services in the areas of medical image analysis, visualization and 3D graphics, supercomputing, computer vision, open publication, and software quality process. Kitware is known for its advanced open source software tools such as the widely used Visualization Toolkit (VTK), Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK), and the CMake build management software. Established in 1998, Kitware is rapidly growing to support top research and development clients around the world; including such prestigious customers as the US National Labs (Sandia, Los Alamos, Livermore, and Argonne), the National Institutes of Health, the Army and Air Force Research labs, and a variety of academic, commercial and governmental research labs. Our commercial customers range from Fortune 500 oil and gas companies to small medical imaging start ups.

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