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Webinar: How high frequency ultrasound imaging is supporting preclinical research applications

This free webinar hosted by Scintica Instrumentation introduced participants to some of the basics of high frequency ultrasound imaging and reviewed the most common preclinical research applications for this exciting technology. Our presenter, Ms. Tonya Coulthard, discussed the basic principles of ultrasound imaging, presented sample images from various organs and tissues as

By |2019-04-26T13:40:48-04:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Cancer Research, Cardiac Function, Cardiovascular Research, Event, Imaging, Physiology, Ultrasound, Webinar|Comments Off on Webinar: How high frequency ultrasound imaging is supporting preclinical research applications

Investigating the role of metabolism in human induced pluripotent stem cell generation

This team of researchers in the Biology Department at Western University are investigating metabolic ways to increase efficiency of reprogramming adult cells to iPSCs. Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent, which means they can turn into any cell type found in the adult body and are therefore critical for human development1. Stem cells show great promise in

By |2019-03-01T15:28:47-04:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cancer Research, Hypoxia, Lab Equipment, Molecular|Comments Off on Investigating the role of metabolism in human induced pluripotent stem cell generation

Counting Highly Dense Colonies

Perhaps you’ve been there - looking at a colony formation assay (CFA) where there are hundreds (or thousands) of colonies of various sizes and wondering “how can I possibly count all of these colonies accurately”? The logistical problem becomes even more difficult when you realize you should only be counting colonies over 30μm and

By |2019-03-01T15:29:17-04:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cancer Research, Molecular|Comments Off on Counting Highly Dense Colonies

Changing how researchers think about MRI: Utilizing a simple to use, compact, MRI system to transform preclinical imaging

In this webinar Tonya Coulthard discussed features and benefits of the M-Series product line, focusing on the unique self-shielded compact design of the systems which allows them to be placed in any existing laboratory or animal facility right next to existing instrumentation or fixtures, without the need for added infrastructure, plumbing or

By |2019-06-04T16:30:09-04:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Event, Imaging, Molecular, Webinar|Comments Off on Changing how researchers think about MRI: Utilizing a simple to use, compact, MRI system to transform preclinical imaging

WEBINAR: What is hyperoxia, normoxia and hypoxia to cells: Why researchers should care about environmental oxygen and how it influences results

What oxygen levels are you using in your cellular research? Are your cells under hyperoxia, normoxia, hypoxia, or are you unsure? This free webinar hosted by Scintica Instrumentation provided our audience with an overview on the effects of oxygen during in vitro cell culturing. Further, the discussion focused on how to accurately

By |2019-06-04T16:31:45-04:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Cancer Research, Event, Hypoxia, Molecular, Webinar|Comments Off on WEBINAR: What is hyperoxia, normoxia and hypoxia to cells: Why researchers should care about environmental oxygen and how it influences results

WEBINAR: Preclinical imaging with fluorescence in vivo endomicroscopy

This free webinar hosted by Scintica Instrumentation provided a comprehensive review of the latest laser confocal microscope technology called the FIVE2 from Optiscan Imaging.  The session included a hands-on demonstration of the system and an overview of various preclinical applications supported by sample images from a variety of animal models and

By |2019-06-04T16:33:09-04:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Event, Imaging, Molecular, Webinar|Comments Off on WEBINAR: Preclinical imaging with fluorescence in vivo endomicroscopy

American Association for Cancer Research- Mar 29 – Apr 3, 2019 – Atlanta, GA

The AACR Annual Meeting program covers the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research—from population science and prevention; to cancer biology, translational, and clinical studies; to survivorship and advocacy—and highlights the work of the best minds in research and medicine from institutions all over the world. The mission of the American Association

By |2019-04-15T16:17:37-04:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Cancer Research, Conference, Event|Comments Off on American Association for Cancer Research- Mar 29 – Apr 3, 2019 – Atlanta, GA

Normoxia isn’t normal: Conventional incubators generate more questions than they answer

Since the first CO2 incubators were made commercially available in the late 1960’s they have become a staple for researchers to grow and maintain cells in vitro. These chambers have been highly effective for this task; however, they do not take into account one significant factor - oxygen. Currently, there is a push from

By |2019-03-01T15:30:55-04:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Cancer Research, Hypoxia, Lab Equipment, Molecular|Comments Off on Normoxia isn’t normal: Conventional incubators generate more questions than they answer

Re-evaluating manual colony counting: How automated counting is saving researchers time and effort

Manual colony counting method A typical manual counting scenario looks like this: The researcher finds an object and decides whether it is a colony. If it is determined to be a colony, the researcher then ascertains if it meets a minimum threshold to be a colony. If it does then 1 is added to

By |2019-03-01T15:32:27-04:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Cancer Research, Lab Equipment, Molecular|Comments Off on Re-evaluating manual colony counting: How automated counting is saving researchers time and effort

Bringing hypoxia chambers into the 21st century: Making a case for absolute measurements

In the last year, I’ve spoken to countless hypoxia researchers in person, at conferences, and over the phone. When I reach out to these people the one question I always ask is “in what units does your current chamber report measured oxygen content?” to which I almost always get a resounding answer of percentage

By |2019-03-01T15:33:00-04:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Cancer Research, Hypoxia, Molecular|0 Comments