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IVIS Spectrum In Vivo Imaging System

The IVIS® Spectrum in vivo imaging system combines 2D optical and 3D optical tomography in one platform. The system uses leading optical technology for preclinical imaging research and development ideal for non-invasive longitudinal monitoring of disease progression, cell trafficking and gene expression patterns in living animals.

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Overview

An optimized set of high efficiency filters and spectral un-mixing algorithms lets you take full advantage of bioluminescent and fluorescent reporters across the blue to near infrared wavelength region. It also offers single-view 3D tomography for both fluorescent and bioluminescent reporters that can be analyzed in an anatomical context using our Digital Mouse Atlas or registered with our multimodality module to other tomographic technologies such as MR, CT or PET.

For advanced fluorescence pre-clinical imaging, the IVIS Spectrum has the capability to use either trans-illumination (from the bottom) or epi-illumination (from the top) to illuminate in vivo fluorescent sources. 3D diffuse fluorescence tomography can be performed to determine source localization and concentration using the combination of structured light and trans illumination fluorescent images. The instrument is equipped with 10 narrow band excitation filters (30nm bandwidth) and 18 narrow band emission filters (20nm bandwidth) that assist in significantly reducing autofluorescence by the spectral scanning of filters and the use of spectral unmixing algorithms. In addition, the spectral unmixing tools allow the researcher to separate signals from multiple fluorescent reporters within the same animal.

Features and Benefits

  • High-sensitivity in vivo imaging of fluorescence and bioluminescence
  • High throughput (5 mice) with 23 cm field of view
  • High resolution (to 20 microns) with 3.9 cm field of view
  • Twenty eight high efficiency filters spanning 430 – 850 nm
  • Supports spectral unmixing applications
  • Ideal for distinguishing multiple bioluminescent and fluorescent reporters
  • Optical switch in the fluorescence illumination path allows reflection-mode or transmission-mode illumination
  • 3D diffuse tomographic reconstruction for both fluorescence and bioluminescence
  • Ability import and automatically co-register CT or MRI images yielding a functional and anatomical context for your scientific data.
  • NIST traceable absolute calibrations
  • Gas anesthesia inlet and outlet ports
  • Class I Laser Product

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Specifications

Height 206.0 cm
Imaging Modality Optical Imaging
Optical Imaging Classification Bioluminescence imaging, Fluorescence Imaging
Portable No
Product Brand Name IVIS
Width 65.0 cm
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Application Note

Advances in 3D Optical Imaging Quantification and Sensitivity

Pre-clinical in vivo imaging,Advances in the detection and quantification for 3D optical tomography of bioluminescent and fluorescent reporters to quantify in terms of either cell number or absolute pmol concentration will be discussed. These methods include enhancing the detected signal levels usin ...

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Cerenkov Imaging of Radioisotopes in IVIS systems

Cerenkov Emission from radioisotopes in tissue,Optical imaging detects photons in the visible range of the electromagnetic,spectrum. PET and SPECT imaging instruments are sensitive to photons in the much,higher energy range of x-rays and gamma rays. While the PET and SPECT probes,which can generate ...

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Imaging Oncolytic Virus Infection in Cancer Cells

Aside from the traditional small-molecule chemotherapeutics or targeted therapy agents that have been widely used in the clinic for decades, a new type of cancer therapeutics based on oncolytic viruses has recently gained attention in the field of research. Oncolytic viruses are genetically modif ...

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Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine

With the potential to treat a wide range of disease, from organ damage to congenital defects, stem cell research and tissue engineering form the underlying basis of regenerative medicine. Significant advances in the science of skin regeneration, for example, have now made it possible to develop and ...

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Vascular Imaging Probes For Oncology and Inflammation Using the IVIS Spectrum

Optical-based in vivo imaging of vascular changes and vascular leak is an emerging modality for studying altered physiology in a variety of different cancers and inflammatory states. A number of fluorescent imaging probes that circulate with the blood, but have no target selectivity, have been used ...

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Brochure

3D Multimodality Imaging: See disease in all its dimensions

It’s simple: More information means more understanding,For today’s researchers in oncology, infectious diseases, inflammation, neuroscience, stem cells,and other disciplines, there’s an increasing need for in vivo imaging that enables you to visualize,multiple events simultaneously and to extract th ...

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Case Study

Tracking Neuroinflammation Using Transgenic Mouse Models and Optical Imaging

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurological disease for which there is no cure. Another lethal brain disease is stroke, which occurs when blood supply to the brain is disrupted by a blood vessel that bursts or becomes blocked. Neuroinflammation plays a key role in both of th ...

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A Novel Mouse Model Using Optical Imaging to Detect On-Target, Off-Tumor CAR-T Cell Toxicity

CAR T therapy has achieved tremendous success in treating blood malignancies, however treating solid tumors with this therapy has proven to be challenging due to several factors such as on-tumor, off-tumor toxicity.

Read this case study where researchers from University of Pennsylvania crea ...

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A Novel Non-Invasive In Vivo Diagnostic Tool for the Assessment of NASH

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes a progressive pathology that affects the liver. Fat accumulation causes fatty liver (NAFL) or steatosis to develop, which leads to lipotoxicity and in turn induces liver inflammation and apoptosis, resulting in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NAS ...

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Using IVIS optical imaging of CRISPR/Cas9 engineered adipose tissue to study obesity prevention

Obesity is a global epidemic that is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide and in the US alone, nearly 85% of adults are expected to be overweight or obese by 2030. In addition to the increased risk of overall mortality, obesity is associated with an increased risk for other metabolic disord ...

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Ebook

In Vivo Imaging Solutions eBook

Researchers trust our in vivo imaging solutions to give them reliable, calibrated data that reveals pathway characterization and therapeutic efficacies for a broad range of indications. Our reagents, instruments, and applications support have helped hundreds of research projects over the years. And ...

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Guide

IVISense™ Fluorescent Probe Selector Guide for Oncology Research

The goal of in vivo fluorescence molecular imaging is to enable non-invasive visualization and quantification of cellular and biological functioning to better understand and characterize disease processes and treatment effects earlier within the context of a biological system.

This s ...

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Product Note

IVIS Spectrum Product Note

The IVIS Spectrum advanced pre-clinical optical imaging system combines high throughput and full tomographic optical imaging in one platform. The system uses leading optical imaging technology to facilitate non-invasive longitudinal monitoring of disease progression, cell trafficking and gene expres ...

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Publication Review

In Vivo Imaging of Influenza Virus Infection in Immunized Mice

Influenza is a highly infectious airborne disease with an important societal burden. Annual epidemics have occurred throughout history causing tens of millions of deaths. Even a run-of-the-mill influenza infection can be debilitating to otherwise healthy people, and lethal to those who are elderl ...

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Biopolymers Codelivering Engineered T Cells and STING Agonists can Eliminate Heterogenous Tumors

Adoptive cell transfer using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR-T) cell therapy in which the patient’s T-cells are extracted, genetically modified, and transferred back into the patient with the aim that these altered cells can recognize and attack cancer cells has revolutionized cancer immunotherapy ...

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Evaluating a Novel Nanoparticle Platform for Controlled Liraglutide Release in a Type II Diabetes Mouse Model Via Optical Imaging

A large percentage of Type 2 diabetes mortality is related to cardiovascular complications. Consequently, there is a critical need for creating novel therapeutics that not only manage blood glucose levels, but also reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Liraglutide (Lira) is ...

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Imaging of tumor clones with differential liver colonization

Colorectal cancer patients often develop liver metastases and thus, frequently have poor prognosis. There additionally appears to be a vast heterogeneity in their liver metastatic disease, a characteristic that hasn’t been adequately explored in animal models of colorectal cancer. While bioluminesce ...

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Technical Note

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FLIT 3 Reconstruction

Fluorescence Tomography – Source Reconstruction and Analysis - FLIT Reconstruction

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High Resolution Images

Acquisition of High Resolution Images. This quick reference guide is for those researchers who wish to perform analysis that requires high resolution including in vitro studies when one may want to discern aspects about cell layers, ex vivo tissue imaging, or imaging of tissue slices. You will not ...

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Image Overlay 2D

Not only is it possible to load multiple images as a group, for example multiple days of a longitudinal study, but it is also possible to load multiple images and Overlay them i.e. bioluminescent tumor with fluorescent targeted drug acquired in two separate images.

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Image Overlay 3D

It is possible to copy 3D sources (voxels) from one 3D reconstruction into another. For example, superimposing DLIT or FLIT signals is easy. However, the two combined sources must be based upon the same surface topography to produce meaningful information. Therefore it is imperative that the mouse r ...

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Kinetic Analysis of Bioluminescent Sources

Acquiring the most accurate quantitation of your bioluminescent sources requires a close understanding of the underlying kinetics involved in producing and capturing the detected light. After injection, the substrate for your bioluminescent probe will diffuse through the body of your subject eventua ...

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Loading Groups of Images

For many studies, it may be desirable to open a group of images together, for example, analyzing multiple days of longitudinal study side by side using the same scale.

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Spectral Unmixing

This guide will walk you through the steps of manually entering your sequences for the spectral unmixing procedure. The Living Image 4.3.1 software version includes an Autoexposure setting and an Imaging Wizard. For questions on how to use these two features please see the respective quick reference ...

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Subject ROI

Subject ROI using IVIS imaging systems

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Transillumination 1 Setup

Transillumination is a 2D fluorescence imaging technique that utilizes an excitation light source located below the stage. Transillumination is superior to epi-illumination at detection of red-shifted, deep tissue fluorescent sources due to the transilluminator’s concentrated delivery of excitation ...

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Transillumination 2 Raster Scan

In order to facilitate faster transillumination imaging, with Living Image 4, we have incorporated raster scanning capabilities. With raster scanning, the shutter remains open as the transillumination excitation source moves underneath the animal. This results in a single image and faster imaging ti ...

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Transillumination 3 Normalized

Normalized transmission fluorescence is a technique that allows us to subtract background light leakage through thin tissue from transillumination images utilizing an extra image captured with a neutral density (ND) filter. The ND filter dampens the intensity of the halogen lamp to 1/100th of the so ...

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Well Plate Quantification Library

Bioluminescence and Fluorescence tomography allows a user to determine not only the depth and anatomical localization of their source(s) but also the intensity of those sources expressed as either photons/second (DLIT) or total fluorescent yield (pmol/M cm) (FLIT). It is possible to extrapolate the ...

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Working with Image Math

Working with Image Math. Image Math is a rudimentary but effective method for Spectrum and Lumina users to subtract background from images without performing Spectral Unmixing.

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Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer (BRET) to Monitor Protein-Protein Interactions

The ability to image protein-protein interactions (PPIs) in vivo has important implications for a wide variety of biological research endeavors, including drug discovery and molecular medicine. The visual representation, characterization, quantification, and timing of these biological proc ...

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Non-Invasive Optical Imaging for Viral Research and Novel Therapeutic and Vaccine Development

Viral diseases have emerged and re-emerged throughout history, and as the human population continues to increase globally, so will the frequency of viral pandemics. Not only have Ebola and COVID-19 demonstrated most recently mankind’s vulnerability to contagious diseases, but also the challenges ...

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The Role of In Vivo Imaging in Drug Discovery and Development

The primary goal of preclinical imaging is to improve the odds of clinical success and reduce drug discovery and development time and costs. Advances in non-invasive in vivo imaging techniques have raised the use of animal models in drug discovery and development to a new level by enabling quick ...

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