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LI-COR August 27th On-Line Webinar Introduces New Approach to Small Animal In Vivo Imaging
Aug 20, 2008 (08:08 AM EDT)


LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- LI-COR announces its second webinar in its training and education series. The 30-minute seminar, Advances in In Vivo Imaging: Near Infrared Optical Imaging of Mice, will be held on August 27th at 11:00 a.m. CDT.

Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence offers dramatic benefits for in vivo imaging of small animals due to the increased depth of penetration and decreased autofluorescence and light scatter that occur at NIR wavelengths.

LI-COR, a leader in the field of NIR dyes, in vivooptical agents, and imaging instrumentation is introducing a new NIR in vivo imaging system. The Pearl(TM) Imager is optimized specifically for NIR optical imaging of mice. This unique, easy-to-use system provides exceptional signal-to-background ratios, and eliminates the need to alter raw data by methods such as spectral unmixing.

The webinar will discuss the NIR solution from LI-COR, including NIR dyes, optical agents and the Pearl Imager. Included in the presentation will be how these solutions are being used to monitor tumor growth noninvasively in living animals. Imaging of several LI-COR NIR fluorescent agents will be discussed, including epidermal growth factor (EGF), 2-deoxy D-glucose (2-DG), a bone mineralization marker, and a blood-pooling agent.

Following the presentation a panel of LI-COR imaging experts will be available for a Q&A session about NIR fluorescence and optical imaging. Panel members will include Jeff Harford (Senior Marketing Product Manager), Joy Kovar (Senior Scientist, Optical Imaging R&D), Mike Olive (Vice President of Science and Technology), and David Sorensen (Project Manager).

To register for the upcoming webinar visit http://licorevents.webex.com http://www.licor.com/bio/video/index.jsp and click on the 'Register' link. Past webinars including Quantitative, Multiplexed Western Blot Detection with Infrared Fluorescence are available for viewing at .

About LI-COR Biosciences

LI-COR(R) Biosciences is a leading manufacturer of near-infrared imaging platforms, analysis software, and LI-COR IRDye(R) infrared dye reagents for genomic, proteomic, and molecular imaging applications. LI-COR pioneered the development of near-infrared fluorescence detection systems for DNA sequencing and today provides systems for drug discovery, protein research, small animal imaging, and undergraduate training.

LI-COR instruments for photosynthesis, carbon dioxide analysis and light measurement are recognized worldwide for standard-setting innovation in plant science research and environmental monitoring. Founded in 1971, the privately held company is based in Lincoln, Nebraska, with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom. LI-COR systems are used in over 100 countries and are supported by a global network of distributors.

CONTACT: D. Doc Chaves, Director of Marketing Communications of LI-COR doc.chaves@licor.comBiosciences, +1-402-467-0750,

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