An exciting new paper published by one of Raptor Photonics' customers highlights how the Ninox 640 camera has helped advance in-vivo and in-vitro medical imaging. Zbigniew Starosolski and his colleagues in Children’s Hospital, Texas have been using their cooled InGaAs Ninox camera for several months, imaging in the “NIR-II” window (1000–1700 nm) enabling deeper imaging into underlying tissues. Read the paper online here.
The availability of InGaAs cameras has propelled the development of NIR-II fluorescent dyes and imaging agents for preclinical testing based on a variety of platforms including single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), quantum dot nanoparticles, rare earth doped nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, and small molecule water soluble dyes. NIR-II imaging using these agents have demonstrated improved depth of penetration, thereby enabling sub-surface vascular imaging at high spatial resolution.