Key Considerations When Outfitting a Preclinical In Vivo Imaging Laboratory
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  September 14, 2017  
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 Key Considerations When Outfitting a Preclinical In Vivo Imaging LaboratoryKey Considerations When Outfitting a Preclinical In Vivo Imaging Laboratory
 
When setting up a preclinical in vivo imaging laboratory, several factors have to be taken into account which will partly depend on the particular imaging systems in the lab and the expected workflow of research that will be conducted. In addition to these, there are some aspects of laboratory set-up which are essential to meet both regulatory and safety requirements, whilst others are meant to ease routine productivity at the laboratory.
 
 
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