In Vivo Optical Gene Imaging Facility offers CU Cancer Center members and other
investigators the tools to image biological processes in live experimental
animals based on powerful, non-invasive bioluminescence and fluorescence
We use a Xenogen IVIS200 imaging device that is specifically
designed to visualize genetically labeled cells, such as tumor cells, and
proteins, such as those that stimulate cancer growth in live animals. It does
so by recording light emitted from the genetic labels, such as firefly
luciferase, located within the animals.
Requirements for Animal Protocols:
All animal studies using the Xenogen IVIS200 must have an approved animal protocol. Please contact Dr. Serkova or Denise Davis for all optical imaging questions.
How to use the Optical Imaging Service:
1. Have your animal protocol approved.
2. Arrange for instrument training with
Denise Davis, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-724-2942.
3. Register for an iLab solutions account.
To register for
- Click here to login and register
using your institution credentials
- Upon successful authentication, you will be
prompted to select your PI/lab from the pull-down list and provide
your phone number.
- Submit the completed registration form.
Submission will notify your PI of your lab membership request.
You will be sent an email with basic
instructions on using the system at this time. However, you will not
be able to place orders with your new account until your PI has approved
your lab membership request.
4. Instrument time must be reserved
through the iLab Solutions scheduling
calendar located on the CU Cancer Center Animal Imaging Shared
Resource Core’s web page.
To Create an
Following the instructions listed
below, you can place orders and schedule equipment time.
- Navigate to the core
using your institution credentials located in the
- Click the Schedule
Equipment tab, click on Optical Imaging and then click on View Schedule button located next to
the Equipment of interest.
- Click and drag on the day and time
frame of your reservation.
- You will be asked to
complete a form and provide payment information for your request before saving the reservation.
- You may cancel a
reservation any time up to the initiation point of the imaging session.
Billing will reflect at minimum the amount of time reserved on the calendar or the
total usage time if it was exceeded.