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Advanced Bioimaging

Acquisition of an IVIS Lumina K Series III real-time in vivo/in vitro fluorescent and bioluminescent fast imaging system

Funded by the National Science Foundation, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental & Transport Systems

The major goal of this project was the acquisition of a PerkinElmer IVIS Lumina K imaging system to enable new investments in research activities that promote NSF’s strategic mission of supporting transformative research while preparing and engaging a diverse STEM workforce capable of simultaneously meeting the emerging challenges integral to transformative research. Although we have kept pace with advanced microscopy equipment, our sole macroscopic IVIS Lumina II system, based on dated charge-coupled device (CCD) camera technology, has restricted and bottlenecked our discovery potential due to limits in both detection sensitivity and speed. Acquisition of a new generation electron-multiplying CCD (EMCCD) IVIS Lumina K imaging system with single photon detection sensitivity and ultrafast frame rate capture will advance our equipment infrastructure toward the state-of-the-art imaging toolbox necessary to drive innovative and transformative research among our science and engineering user base.

For more information, contact Steven Ripp at saripp@utk.edu or 865-974-9605

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