The animal imaging and analysis lab provides state-of-the-art imaging and analytical services for Sanford-Burnham investigators. The facility can perform in vivo non-invasive luminescence and fluorescence imaging for xenograft tumor growth and metastasis studies. Analytical equipment supports complete blood cell counts (CBC) and analysis of serum components revealing metabolic or organ stress from small samples of mouse blood.
The facility also include a Tumor Analysis service (link)which provides expertise in analysis animal models of human cancer and other diseases. Investigators have access to a wide variety of human cancer cell lines for xenograft studies, primary human xenograft models as well as transgenic mouse solid tumors and leukemia models.