Small Animal Molecular Imaging System
Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. introduced the IVIS Kinetic preclinical in vivo imaging system, which enables researchers to non-invasively view biological events at the molecular level as they occur in real-time. The IVIS Kinetic system uses ultra-high sensitivity scientific cameras to add video capability to the company’s existing line of preclinical, high sensitivity bioluminescence and fluorescence molecular optical imaging offerings. This additional capability will further advance cardiovascular, neurology, immunology and oncology distribution studies conducted using in vivo imaging, according to the company.
With the launch of the IVIS Kinetic system, researchers are now able to visualize, track, quantify, and understand biological processes in real time, driving visual exploration and analysis of gene expression, cellular pathways, and drug response. The IVIS Kinetic system features an isolation chamber that allows users to monitor conscious mice freely walking and performing tasks. By capturing images and live video, at the molecular level, researchers can witness dynamic processes and reactions, enhancing the understanding of a drug candidate’s potential performance in clinical studies. Specifically, by allowing researchers to view the real-time distribution of drugs and an animal model’s responses to a compound, a more thorough understanding of a drug’s potential can be assessed.