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VisEn Medical Launches FMT(TM) 2500 - Next-Generation Fluorescence Imaging System

-New Instrument Generates Real-Time In Vivo Data via Quantitative


WOBURN, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- VisEn Medical, Inc., a leader in fluorescence in vivo imaging, today announced the commercial launch of its FMT 2500 small animal imaging system. The FMT 2500 is based on VisEn's proprietary Fluorescence Molecular Tomography (FMT(TM)) technology platform, and combined with VisEn's portfolio of fluorescence in vivo imaging agents, enables researchers to rapidly and easily generate quantitative data on key disease biologies and therapeutic response profiles in animal research models. The FMT 2500 launch was announced at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. VisEn has already placed several beta units with leading academic and pharmaceutical customers in the United States and in Europe, and expects to begin commercial deliveries this quarter.

"The key feature of the FMT 2500 is the FMT(TM) technology platform that enables researchers to generate Quantitative Tomographic data in vivo, unlike any other fluorescence imaging technology platform or system on the market," said Kirtland Poss, President and Chief Executive Officer of VisEn Medical. "Further, due to some breakthrough advances in the system design and FMT software algorithms, this new system generates unmatched data performance, without the need for any index matching fluid. With these performance advances and additional product design improvements, this new system brings the well-validated power of the FMT technology platform to the broader research markets."

The FMT technology platform enables Quantitative Tomographic in vivo data by using three key steps: data generation, data normalization, and fluorescence tomographic reconstruction. The system offers multiplexed imaging capabilities so users can measure, monitor and compare multiple in vivo biologic targets, pathways or processes simultaneously using different fluorescence agents. Using a proprietary FMT 2500 animal imaging cassette that is compatible with multiple imaging modalities, researchers can also co-register FMT data with imaging readouts from other modalities, including CT, MR and PET. FMT image and data outputs can be exported into industry and clinical standard formats, and are DICOM compatible. VisEn also offers a range of fluorescence imaging agents for measuring key biologic targets, pathways and processes in animal models of inflammation, cancer, and skeletal, cardiovascular or pulmonary disease.

About VisEn Medical, Inc.

VisEn Medical, Inc. was founded in 2000 based on fluorescence in vivo imaging technologies initially developed by industry-leading researchers and clinicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. VisEn develops and commercializes the industry's highest performing fluorescence in vivo imaging technology platforms, from research through medicine. The Company also works directly with large pharmaceutical partners to design ranges of tailored molecular imaging agents and applications that are targeted to their specific research areas. Privately-held VisEn is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts and has been financed by leading venture firms including Flagship Ventures, Merck Capital Ventures and The Bollard Group. For further information please visit

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