PARIS and TORONTO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ - Mauna Kea Technologies and VisualSonics today announced that they have entered an exclusive distribution agreement through which VisualSonics will market and sell Cellvizio LAB high resolution in vivo imaging systems to pre-clinical researchers on a worldwide basis.
Cellvizio LAB provides researchers with a new way to understand physiological phenomena at the cellular and sub-cellular levels in situ in animal subjects. For the first time, pre-clinical researchers are able to easily capture, analyze and compare smooth-motion video sequences of a wide array of cellular level characteristics and events, in real-time, without disturbing the natural environment in which they take place.
Cellvizio LAB is currently used by world-leading neuroscience research institutions in various applications including neurological research of the deep brain and peripheral nerves, especially in the research of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, where it offers a unique capability to couple in vivo and in situ observations of neuronal activity on freely moving animals with behavioral studies. The minimal invasiveness of Cellvizio LAB and its adaptability to longitudinal studies make it also a key-element for research fields such as cancer, stem cell and gene delivery research. As a new molecular imaging technique, Cellvizio LAB can help monitor the interactions and effects of new molecules and new potential drug vectors non-invasively. Cellvizio LAB can also be used as high-throughput screening technique for mutant line maintenance.
"VisualSonics has a great track record in introducing ground-breaking imaging solutions to the animal imaging market and is thus an ideal partner to bring Cellvizio LAB to top researchers working to continue to unlock physiological discoveries that have a strong impact on science and medicine," said Sacha Loiseau, President, CEO and Founder of Mauna Kea Technologi
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