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Pepric develops instrumentation for cellular and molecular detection and quantification.
With Pepric’s first tool, one can quantify cells, in tissue samples or in whole blood, for example for cell migration or cell therapy efficacy studies.
The method provides the capability of quantifying cells, and is complementary to MRI being used for cell location.
One of the benefits of Pepric’s instrumentation is that the method is non-invasive for the cells, cells keep their functionality.
The long observation window combined with a sharp temporal resolution allows the real time study of slow biological processes caused by slow kinetics, slow blood clearance or slow accrual rate at the target site. The imaging technology uses stable magnetic labels increasing flexibility for label preparation and animal preparation and reducing the radiation burden.
Pepric develops scanner systems for direct visualization of magnetic labels. When the magnetic nanoparticle labels selectively bind with a target molecule or when the particles find their final biodistribution within a specific tissue, visualization of the labels will reveal the biological processes the molecules or tissue of interest are involved in. Long observation window Limited by the final bio-distribution and clearance time of the particles For slow bio-chemical processes with slow diffusion or slow accrual rate at target site High sensitivity Comparable with PET and SPECT Temporal resolution Real time imaging for fast bio-chemical and biological processes Cost per scan Low magnetic fields Stable magnetic labels with long shelf life Flexibility Stable magnetic labels with long shelf life Reduction of radiation burden Flexibility for preparation label, preparation test animals or patients