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LI-COR Biosciences Introduces Near-Infrared Small Animal Imager

Thursday, June 12, 2008 General News J E 4
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LINCOLN, Neb., June 11 The new Pearl(TM) In Vivo ImagingSystem for small animal and whole organ imaging offers superior near-infrared(NIR) results in less than 30 seconds. The Pearl Imager is optimized for usewith LI-COR IRDye(R) Infrared Dyes, the proven performers for NIR imaging at700 and 800nm.

"Properly exposed, multi-color images are imaged in 30 seconds," says JeffHarford, LI-COR product manager. "The Pearl uses white light and dual channel,near-infrared detection for excellent sensitivity combined with the designsimplicity of one-button image acquisition."

"Speed and sensitivity are already proven hallmarks of the system," notesHarford. "Beta sites around the world are impressed with the ease of imageacquisition especially when compared to other imaging systems." Harford addsthat the Pearl Imager provides true NIR imaging using LI-COR's proven duallaser detection technology compared to filtered white light used in competingsystems. "For researchers committed to in vivo small animal imaging, near-IRis clearly the best choice."

The Pearl Imager features a compact footprint (16" x 16" x 25") ideal forspace-conscious labs and portability. The Pearl Imager joins LI-COR's line upof imaging systems for DNA, small animal, and proteomic research including theOdyssey Imaging System and MousePOD, which also offers researchers acost-effective approach to in vivo small animal imaging. Additionalinformation is available at http://www.pearlimager.com.

About LI-COR Biosciences

LI-COR(R) Biosciences is a leading manufacturer of near-infrared imagingplatforms, analysis software, and LI-COR IRDye(R) infrared dye reagents forgenomic, proteomic, and molecular imaging applications. LI-COR pioneered thedevelopment of near-infrared fluorescence detection systems for DNA sequencingand today provides systems for drug discovery, protein research, small animalimaging, and undergraduate training. LI-COR instruments for photosynthesis,carbon dioxide analysis and light measurement are recognized worldwide forstandard-setting innovation in plant science research and environmentalmonitoring. Founded in 1971, the privately held company is based in Lincoln,Nebraska, with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom. LI-COR systemsare used in over 100 countries and are supported by a global network ofdistributors.

SOURCE LI-COR Biosciences
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