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Molecular imaging and radiochemistry: the importance of instrumentation. An interview with Professor Björn Wängler

Molecular imaging and radiochemistry: the importance of instrumentation. An interview with Professor Björn Wängler

I’m Björn Wängler, Professor for Molecular Imaging and Radiochemistry at the medical faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University. I’m a radiopharmaceutical chemist by background and completed my PhD in 2004 at the University of Mainz. [More]
FDA Approval for EnFocus OCT from Leica Microsystems

FDA Approval for EnFocus OCT from Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems’ optical coherence tomography (OCT) division Bioptigen received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its EnFocus intrasurgical OCT system. [More]
Lightpoint Medical's LightPath Imaging System now CE marked

Lightpoint Medical's LightPath Imaging System now CE marked

Lightpoint Medical, an innovative medical device company specializing in imaging technologies, announced today that the LightPath Imaging System is now CE marked, enabling the launch of the device in Europe. [More]
New method uses advanced noninvasive neuroimaging to localize and identify epileptic lesions

New method uses advanced noninvasive neuroimaging to localize and identify epileptic lesions

Epilepsy affects more than 65 million people worldwide. One-third of these patients have seizures that are not controlled by medications. In addition, one-third have brain lesions, the hallmark of the disease, which cannot be located by conventional imaging methods. [More]

VTT examines effectiveness of beauty patch using unique imaging technology

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has analysed the effectiveness of its beauty patch, using a technique for imaging live tissue to demonstrate the patch's beneficial effects on the skin. Preliminary results show that already after two weeks usage the patch together with cosmetic serum adds collagen, which helps skin tissue to stay supple. [More]
Kentucky, Oklahoma and Rhode Island researchers awarded NSF grant to develop innovative brain imaging technologies

Kentucky, Oklahoma and Rhode Island researchers awarded NSF grant to develop innovative brain imaging technologies

The National Science Foundation has awarded $6 million to researchers in Kentucky, Oklahoma and Rhode Island to develop innovative and broadly accessible brain imaging technologies to provide insight into how the nervous system functions in health and disease. [More]
Endra photoacoustic CT preclinical imaging technology to be brought to Australia by AXT

Endra photoacoustic CT preclinical imaging technology to be brought to Australia by AXT

AXT is proud to announce that they have just signed an exclusive distributorship agreement with US-based Endra Life Sciences. Endra are a developer of photoacoustic (PA) technology for bio-medical imaging and have commercialised their breakthrough technology. This new deal further bolsters AXT’s life science and preclinical imaging portfolios with another unique technology. [More]
Intraoperative fluorescent imaging detects lung adenocarcinoma during pulmonary resection

Intraoperative fluorescent imaging detects lung adenocarcinoma during pulmonary resection

More than 80,000 people undergo resection of a pulmonary tumor each year, and currently the only method to determine if the tumor is malignant is histologic analysis. A new study reports that a targeted molecular contrast agent can be used successfully to cause lung adenocarcinomas to fluoresce during pulmonary surgery. [More]
New analysis explores importance of medical imaging in drug development, understanding pathological physiology

New analysis explores importance of medical imaging in drug development, understanding pathological physiology

The use of small animal models in basic and preclinical research is now an integral part of developing and testing new pharmaceutical drugs prior to commercialisation. [More]
Portable microendoscope could eliminate need for costly biopsies for esophageal cancer patients

Portable microendoscope could eliminate need for costly biopsies for esophageal cancer patients

In a clinical study of patients in the United States and China, researchers found that a low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope developed by Rice University bioengineers could eventually eliminate the need for costly biopsies for many patients undergoing standard endoscopic screening for esophageal cancer. [More]

Zecotek’s switchable 3D/2D optical imaging system granted U.S. Patent

Zecotek Photonics Inc., a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent office has granted U.S. Patent No. 9,055,288 to Zecotek for technology related to the Company's switchable 3D/2D optical imaging system. [More]
Researchers report new label-free chemical imaging that provides similar information as molecular stains

Researchers report new label-free chemical imaging that provides similar information as molecular stains

Histopathology is a cornerstone of modern biomedical research. Yet, the practice of histopathology has evolved just a few times -- non-specific stains in the late 19th century, immunohistochemical staining in the mid-to-late 20th century and digital imaging/computerized analysis at the turn of the 20th century. In all cases, prepared biopsy samples are stained and examined under a light microscope. [More]
Promising compound blocks production of beta amyloid peptides in Alzheimer's mouse model

Promising compound blocks production of beta amyloid peptides in Alzheimer's mouse model

Offering a potential early intervention for Alzheimer's disease (AD), researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Cenna Biosciences, Inc. have identified compounds that block the production of beta amyloid peptides in mice. [More]
Researchers use fast-scanning PAM to see blood oxygenation, other functions inside living brain

Researchers use fast-scanning PAM to see blood oxygenation, other functions inside living brain

Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body's tissues. Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, PhD, and his team at Washington University in St. Louis were able to see blood flow, blood oxygenation, oxygen metabolism and other functions inside a living mouse brain at faster rates than ever before. [More]
New approach allows researchers to trap and watch highly motile cells

New approach allows researchers to trap and watch highly motile cells

Optical imaging of highly motile cells or cells in suspension, such as bacterial systems, yeast cells, and immune cells, is a challenging task, in many cases it is just not possible. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), for example, can spread very efficiently from an infected T cell to an uninfected T cell through direct cell-cell contact. [More]
Milestones in microCT development: an interview with Alexander Sasov, CEO, Bruker MicroCT

Milestones in microCT development: an interview with Alexander Sasov, CEO, Bruker MicroCT

MicroCT (micron-scale computed tomography) technology was completely unknown when it began to be commercially available more than 15 years ago.... [More]
Doctoral students of Magicbullet network to develop 'gentle' cancer treatment

Doctoral students of Magicbullet network to develop 'gentle' cancer treatment

Medication that specifically targets cancer cells and delivers its active agent without harming healthy cells - this is what doctoral students of the Magicbullet network will be working on from mid-2015. Bielefeld University is coordinating the programme for the development of "gentle" cancer treatment. [More]
AXT adds TriFoil imaging products to their preclinical imaging portfolio

AXT adds TriFoil imaging products to their preclinical imaging portfolio

TriFoils flagship is the Triumph tri-modal imaging system that incorporates PET/SPECT and CT technologies all in a single instrument. It has a bore size of 15cm and an axial view of 30cm making ideal for small animal studies. [More]
AXT establishes preclinical imaging portfolio with MR solutions product lines

AXT establishes preclinical imaging portfolio with MR solutions product lines

To coincide with the start of Lorne Cancer conference, AXT are proud to announce the commencement of their distributorship with MR SOLUTIONS, a world leader in the development of innovative preclinical imaging solutions [More]
Photoacoustic imaging has potential to be used as noninvasive method to detect cervical cancer

Photoacoustic imaging has potential to be used as noninvasive method to detect cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is, in many ways, a shining example of how successful the war on cancer can be. Thanks largely to the advent of Pap smear screening, U.S. cervical cancer deaths decreased dramatically, by more than 60 percent, between 1955 and 1992. In the last two decades, better treatment outcomes and more powerful imaging techniques have steadily pushed 5-year survival rates ever higher. [More]
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