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Past Webinars2021-03-22T17:39:57-04:00

( April 13, 2021) WEBINAR: Multimodal Optical and Morphological Imaging in Cancer and Drug Research

Overview: Multimodal imaging has evolved as a key technology in preclinical research, combining morphological, functional, and molecular imaging. Near-infrared optical imaging enables precise and dynamic biodistribution studies, whereas the use of luciferases as reporter genes is successfully applied

(March 31, 2021) LIVE Online Demonstration: Prospect T1, High-Frequency Ultrasound System

Hands-on demonstration of the Prospect T1, high-frequency ultrasound system During this live demonstration we demonstrated the animal preparation steps and positioning for both mice and rats on the Prospect T1. We also showed the following cardiac views on both

(March 30, 2021) Session 3: NGB-R Workflow, Hands-On Hardware and Software Demonstration from the Users Perspective

Overview: On this third and final session of the series, we took an in depth look at the NGB-R workflow from the user’s perspective. As a review, the NGB-R system provides disruptive 4D bioprinting technology including laser-assisted bioprinting

(March 18, 2021) WEBINAR: How can (fluorescent) live-cell imaging be used for cell viability analysis?

Overview: In this free webinar, CytoSMART partnered with prominent labs from academia to facilitate an open discussion about the use of live-cell imaging for viability analysis. They covered: The use of both brightfield and fluorescent live-cell imaging to

(March 11, 2021) Session 2: A Detailed Review of 4D Bioprinting Applications using the NGB-R System from Poietis

Overview: In this second session of the series, we took a deeper look into specific 4D bioprinting applications and examples using the next generation bioprinting (NGB-R) system from Poietis. As a review, the NGB-R system provides disruptive 4D

(March 9, 2021) WEBINAR: Low-Field MRI for Optical/MRI Studies of Optical Clearing In Vivo

Overview: Dr. Bogdanov discussed how multimodality registration of optical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the same voxels of live tissue could be aided by paramagnetic contrast agents that provide optical clearing (OC) effect. His lab investigated the

(March 4, 2021) WEBINAR: Aortic acceleration as a noninvasive index of left ventricular contractility in the mouse

Overview: Key topics covered during this webinar included: Evaluating cardiac contractility using mean or peak aortic acceleration Investigating cardiac relaxation using mitral peak early velocity to peak atrial velocity ratio Interpreting myocardial perfusion capacity through coronary flow reserve

(March 3, 2021) WEBINAR: The SuperArgus state-of-the-art preclinical PET/CT system: An overview of the technical specifications, unique product features and novel applications

Overview: Learning Objectives: Introduction to preclinical positron emission tomography Introduction to Sedecal The SuperArgus: product overview What makes the Sedecal systems unique Applications and current research On Demand Slide Deck These systems

(February 25, 2021) Session 1: Introducing NGB-R, a Disruptive 4D Bioprinting System from Poietis

Overview: Watch this webinar to learn more about a state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind, disruptive 4D bioprinting technology from Poietis.  Focusing on a cytocentric approach, tissues grow in a more natural environment, leading to proper morphogenesis and predictable biological processes, including cell differentiation, migration, multiplication,

(February 24, 2021) WEBINAR: Bispecific Antibody Inhalation Therapy for Redirecting Stem Cells from the Lungs to Repair Heart Injury

Overview: Learning Objectives: PT-BsAbs can treat cardiovascular diseases PT-BsAbs redirect HSCs via pulmonary blood circulation to the heart Hematopoietic stem cells from the lungs can be used to treat heart injury Inhalation of PT-BsAbs had more therapeutic benefits

(February 23, 2021) WEBINAR: Neonatal model of transverse aortic constriction (nTAC) to induce pressure overload

Overview: Learning objectives: How to perform neonatal model of transverse aortic constriction (nTAC) to induce pressure overload in neonatal mice? How to confirm the surgery using Doppler Flow Velocity measurements? How to confirm the surgery and assess the

(February 16, 2021) WEBINAR: Combined PET/MR imaging: Technology and Applications

Overview: Dr. Lee discussed how simultaneous PET and MR data acquisition using a fully integrated system, such as the SimPET-M7 simultaneous PET/MRI solution, can provide several advantages over sequential PET/CT for small animal imaging. He also introduced the

(February 2, 2021) WEBINAR: Preclinical DXA for in vivo body composition and bone mineral density measurements

Overview: Topics discussed in this webinar included: What is DXA and How Does it Work iNSiGHT System & Software Overview Key Research Applications: Metabolic Bone Disease Arthritis Metabolic Disorders Musculoskeletal Diseases Drug Safety and Toxicology

(December 2, 2020) WEBINAR: Tips and Tricks for Successful Rat Telemetry Blood Pressure Recordings

Chronic blood pressure recordings from the abdominal aorta are commonplace in cardiovascular physiology, however the surgical implantation of catheters can be challenging. This webinar provided an overview of the surgical protocol that we recommend when implanting Kaha Sciences

(November 18, 2020) WEBINAR: Targeting the Hallmarks of Aging to Reverse Age-related Cardiac Dysfunction in Preclinical Mouse Models

Aging sharply increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Even in individuals without overt cardiovascular disease, aging is associated with increased prevalence of cardiac hypertrophy, impaired diastolic function and reduced myocardial

(November 11, 2020) WEBINAR: Introduction to Measurement of Tissue Oxygen in Rats Via Telemetry

Carbon paste electrodes connected to a potentiostat have been shown to provide stable measurement of tissue oxygen levels in vivo. Now wireless telemetry from Kaha Sciences allows the chronic long-term measurement of tissue oxygen in rats living in their home

(November 10, 2020) WEBINAR: Sugar Rush: How Diabetes Leads to Vascular Disease

Diabetes is a devastating disease affecting millions worldwide. Vascular complications are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the diabetic population. Although much effort has been placed in examining mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in diabetes, vascular smooth muscle

(November 4, 2020) WEBINAR: Therapeutic Relevance of Elevated Blood Pressure After Ischemic Stroke in the Hypertensive Rats

Dr Pratik Thakkar from the University of Auckland presented data from their recent Hypertension publication where they used Cohousing mode (two telemeters in a single rat) to simultaneously record ICP, BP and brain tissue oxygen in a rat model

(October 28, 2020) WEBINAR: Handling and Analyzing Large Telemetry Data Sets

Telemetry allows the long-term collection of data over days, weeks or months from animals in their home cages. Performing chronic studies presents a number of opportunities in terms of experimental design but also results in the collection of very

(October 7, 2020) WEBINAR: Experimental Design for Chronic Telemetry Studies

Ensuring you collect the best and most physiologically accurate data from your chronic telemetry experiments requires careful planning and experimental design. This webinar gave an insight into the practical aspects of designing chronic animal experiments to set you on

(October 8, 2020) WEBINAR: Using EKG to Confirm MI in Mouse Model of Permanent LAD Occlusion

The mechanisms involved in the progression of heart failure includes cardiomyocyte death, initiation of the inflammatory response, and subsequent formation of a fibrotic scar. For this reason, diverse experimental models, such as cultured cardiac cells, isolated hearts, and animal

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