PerkinElmer introduces multispecies preclinical imaging module

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PerkinElmer has introduced a new Multispecies Imaging Module (MSIM) for its Fluorescence Molecular Tomography (FMT) in vivo imaging system.

The module enables researchers to generate 3D datasets of animal models in preclinical research and allows them to deploy non-invasive FMT to generate quantitative 3D datasets from both small and large animal models. The MSIM docking station holds either the larger species cassette or an adapter that holds the original mouse cassette, allowing for sequential scans of rats, hamsters, guinea pigs and mice interchangeably, according to the Waltham, Mass.-based company.

The 3D quantitative image datasets generated by the MSIM can be used for biodistribution, disease progression and therapeutic response studies early in drug development pipelines, the company added.