New Vascupaint™ silicone injection compounds are now available for order.
Vascupaint™ allows scientist to get better images and replace lead based Microfil (Flow-Tech, Carver, Massachussetts) for their post-mortem angiography studies with microscopy and microCT imaging.
Compared to lead based silicone injection compounds, Vascupaint™ is easier to perfuse and allow for a better perfusion of microvasculature without the widely reported problems of viscosity encountered with microfil. ref. https://www.jove.com/t/2958/cerebrovascular-casting-adult-mouse-for-3d-imaging-morphological
Brain organs were harvested following perfusion with MediLumine’s Vascupaint™ silicone injection compound containing X-ray attenuating bismuth pigments. Courtesy of Dr. Sean Marrelli (UT Health) and Bruker Preclinical Imaging (Billerica, MA). The 3D reconstructed images were obtained from microCT images acquired with scans at a resolution of 6 microns on a SkyScan 1276 imaging system.