“We are delighted to have received the Spero IR microscopy system,” stated Dr. Drezek. “The combination of spectral tunability and rapid imaging in these wavelength ranges is unprecedented and we are very excited to begin using the system to develop enhanced optical cancer diagnostics.”
The award-winning microscope, marketed under the brand name SperoTM, opens up a new world of research possibilities with breakthrough chemical imaging and analysis on a real-time basis. Powered by Daylight’s broadly tunable Quantum Cascade Laser technology, Spero offers a unique combination of unparalleled visibility, instantaneous results in “live mode,” and a small resource footprint to easily fit into any lab or clinical setting. The system's advanced capabilities are further augmented by automated computational algorithms that enable identification and segmentation of complex chemical signatures. Applications for Spero range from label-free tissue and cell diagnostics in Life Sciences to materials analysis in industrial markets.
Dr. Drezek’s initial phase of research, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Engineering Research Center Collaborative Opportunity (SECO) program, will seek to demonstrate the unique advantages of a tunable, mid-infrared laser-based system over that of a conventional Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) microscope. The program will also include an evaluation of the Spero’s full and sparse data collection modes. In full data collection mode, a complete spectral scan can be collected in five minutes. This will be compared to the sparse data collection mode, in which only a small subset of key wavelengths are rapidly collected in seconds. During the second phase of the research, the MCF10A and SKBR3 breast cell lines will be analyzed with the system to assess the predictive value of the infrared spectral data for normal, cancer, and cancer sub-types.
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For more information on the Spero microscope, please visit: http://www.daylightsolutions.com/spero.
About Daylight Solutions
Daylight Solutions develops molecular detection and imaging systems for use in scientific research, life sciences, industrial process control, and Defense applications. The company is the world leader in mid-infrared laser based solutions, with a line of broadly tunable and fixed wavelength laser sources, sensors, and microscopes that utilize mid-infrared spectroscopy and imaging. Daylight Solutions is ISO 9001:2008 certified. www.daylightsolutions.com
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