Imaging System provides accurate spectral detection.
September 4, 2008 -
Incorporating FLEX technology, Maestro(TM) EX In Vivo Imaging System enables both broad- and narrow-band spectral imaging at click of button. Software tools ensure accurate and automated characterization of fluorescent signals in spectrally complex samples. Optional Dynamic Contrast Enhancement, DyCE(TM), provides all-optical anatomic imaging solution for mice that also helps eliminate signals from non-specific binding.
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Cambridge Research & Instrumentation
35-B Cabot Rd.
Woburn, MA, 01801
CRi Announces New Maestro(TM) EX In Vivo Imaging System with Improved Performance and an Affordable Price
WOBURN, Mass., Aug. 26 /-- Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc. (CRi) announces the release of the Maestro(TM) EX In Vivo Imaging System. The new system incorporates CRi's state-of-the-art FLEX technology and becomes the entry-level instrument of choice for in vivo fluorescence imaging.
FLEX technology represents a significant advancement of CRi's unique solid-state tunable optics that for the first time enables both broad- and narrow-band spectral imaging at the click of a button. The user can select high optical throughput for reduced experiment times or increased spectral resolution for enhanced separation of similar fluorescent labels.
Accurate spectral detection is essential for quantitative signal unmixing. Patent-pending Maestro software tools complement the improved optical capabilities of the Maestro EX by ensuring accurate and automated characterization of fluorescent signals in spectrally complex samples. Dynamic Contrast Enhancement (DyCE(TM)) is available as an accessory. DyCE is a revolutionary all-optical anatomic imaging solution for mice that also helps eliminate signals from non-specific binding in much less time than conventional means-by as much as 90% less time.
"You will be able to detect and measure more markers in your mouse model and resolve even extremely closely spaced and overlapping emission signals." explains James Mansfield, Director of Multispectral Imaging Systems at CRi.
The Maestro EX enables more precise detection and quantitation of molecular probes in live animals and complements the automated high-throughput Maestro 2 imaging system, by providing comparable imaging performance in a design intended for lower-throughput manual operation.
By providing unprecedented accuracy, sensitivity, and flexibility, along with powerful and intuitive software, the Maestro EX solidifies CRi's reputation as the industry's leading provider of in vivo fluorescence imaging systems.
Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc (CRi) is a Boston-based biomedical imaging company providing innovative optical imaging solutions for more than 20 years. CRi's multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions that enable our customers to produce breakthroughs in research and medical care. CRi technology helps extract new disease-specific information from biological and clinical samples in the physiological, morphological, and biochemical context of intact tissues and organisms.
With over 80 patents pending and issued, CRi's award-winning innovations are being utilized around the world in a wide range of settings, ranging from academic researcher to pharmaceutical drug development to clinical medicine. CRi is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, and operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. We are able to rapidly design and manufacture system- level solutions for a variety of growing market applications.
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