Preclinical Imaging System

Multi-function Imaging System for Pulmonary Investigations

Permetium™ is a specialist imaging system designed to conduct pulmonary investigations previously thought impractical or unaffordable in the lab. Built to adapt for multiple experimental subject options (mice, rats, ferrets), researchers can use it as an X-ray device, a 3D CT scanner and a 4D CT scanner. Importantly, all Permetium specialized lung imaging is contrast agent-free.

Permetium also significantly decreases the number of animals required for experiments (more delicate device saddle, and ventilator that can potentially reduce requirement to euthanize animals post scan), the individual time-points of the Permetium process no longer require the sacrifice of groups of animals for a readout of lung pathology.

Permetium is a powerful, flexible research and analysis platform for development of novel therapeutics and new drug compounds. Purpose-built and multimodal, Permetium boasts fully-integrated, superior phase contrast-enhanced* in-vivo CT scanning capabilities—providing researchers with high-resolution, high-contrast structural detail that perfectly complements functional readouts.

  • Identifies ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) mismatch,
  • Provides the power of V/Q at high speeds, at high resolution
  • Multimodal
  • No need for contrast agents
  • Adapts to multiple subject options
  • Reduces number of animals required and euthanasia
  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to operate
  • Easy to upload results


*Compared to Bruker Skyscan series

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