Project

IVIS Lumina II Bioluminescence camera for laboratory animal research

Duration
15 June 2012 → 30 June 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Morphological sciences
    • Oncology
Keywords
IVIS lumina bioluminescence cancer luciferase metastasis
 
Project description

The IVIS Lumina II is a bioluminescence camera for the detection of luciferase-transfected cells in laboratory animals (mice). The detection is based on the local catalysis of injected luciferin into light. Sensitive detection of metastases (even in the bone marrow) is the most important application in cancer research. The method also allows to monitor the evolution of cancer progression within the same animal.