Dacosta Lab celebrates commercialization milestone with new handheld fluorescence imaging device

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Fluorescence imaging of microscopic GFP metastatic colonic tumor cells in mouse lung.
Fluorescence imaging during resection of GFP tumor in mouse model.
Fluorescence imaging of GFP orthotopic colonic tumor (arrow) in mouse abdomen.

The Moleculight RD:100, developed in the Dacosta lab, is now available to scientists around the world!

In vivo fluorescence imaging of small animals in preclinical research is used widely across a variety of disciplines such as oncology and infectious disease.  It provides a means of detecting a fluorescent signal within a living animal reflecting specific, mostly disease-related, processes, such as parts of the host immune response, inflammation, cancer growth or the presence of pathogens.  As well as offering many advantages as a stand-alone technique, it is highly complementary to other imaging modalities.