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Visualization of Angiogenesis During Cancer Development
Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) is a crucial mediator of tumour angiogenesis. High expression levels of the receptor have been correlated to poor prognosis in cancer patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics and angiogenesis imaging abilities of the VEGFR2-targeting positron emission tomography (PET) tracer (R)-[11C]PAQ. [...] Whole slides were captured using a 10x [...] primary objective on a VSlide slide scanning microscope [...]. Individual field-of-view images were stitched to produce images of entire lung sections with microscopic resolution. Images were analysed using the (VSViewer) software [...]. The results indicate that (R)-[11C]PAQ is a promising imaging biomarker for visualization of angiogenesis, based on VEGFR2 expression, in primary tumours and during metastasis development.
Workshop on Automated Genetic Toxicology at KIT, Daejeong, Korea
The Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT) is a government-funded research institute to evaluate the safety of medicine, bio-related products and chemicals such as agricultural pesticides, food additives and cosmetics, environmental toxicity and ecotoxicity. As a leading provider of non-clinical toxicology studies, KIT serves as a core infrastructure in the biotechnology industry. In May 2019, Dr. Seong-Hoon Park from KIT organized the first KIT Workshop for Automated Genetic Toxicology Testing. On this event, which was kindly supported by Mirax Corporation, local and overseas speakers summarized current proceedings in the automation of genetic toxicology test analysis.