Small Animal Imaging Core
The Office of Collaborative Science opened the Small Animal Imaging Core with an IVIS Lumina XR imager, capable of acquiring fluorescence, bioluminescence, and X-ray images of mice and small animals. The instrument is a available for trained and approved users on a fee-for-service basis.
In response to questions asked by many of you regarding current access to an IVIS system within the medical center campus to continue your experiments, please note that an IVIS Lumina II is available and operational in the Anti-Infectives Screening Core in the Old Public Health Building.
This facility should enable most of the experiments you have been doing that do not require X-ray capabilities.
Please note that this is a non-barrier rodent satellite vivarium and you will need to coordinate with DLAR in order to proceed.
For more information about the instrument and access to it, please contact Dr. Ana Rodriguez (email@example.com).
In the meantime OSR and OCS have actively been working on replacing the three IVIS instruments lost in the hurricane. The following replacement plans are in the works:
- Lumina III in Alexandria to serve animals housed at ERSP.
- Lumina XR in the Skirball vivarium.
- Spectrum in the NYULMC rodent vivarium being established in leased space at MSKCC.
We will update this posting as things progress.