Caliper launches molecular imaging system with real-time video observation

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Caliper Life Sciences, a provider of products and services for drug discovery and life sciences research, has introduced the IVIS Kinetic preclinical small animal in vivo imaging system.

The system enables researchers to non-invasively view biological events at the molecular level as they occur in real-time. The additional capability could advance cardiovascular, neurology, immunology and oncology distribution studies conducted using in vivo imaging, according to the Hopkinton, Mass.-based company.

By capturing images and live video, at the molecular level, researchers can witness 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, Caliper said.