Non-destructive and rapid visualization
2-6 day specimen processing
Background on skeletal visualization in DART studies
Since Alden Benjamin Dawson first published the concept of skeletal visualization with KOH and Alizarin in 1926, the process has largely been unchanged. CRO's and researchers utilize this digestive process to render biological tissues transparent so that they can easily visualize skeletal features. While this process has been the gold-standard for over 90 years, it is a slow and tedious process that requires constant oversight. To improve this process, we have leveraged our proprietary Visikol tissue clearing technology to create Visikol TOX that enables rapid skeletal visualization without tissue destruction.
Contact for Consultation
Contact our team today to learn more the Visikol TOX process and how it can drop into your current workflow. Visikol TOX is compatible with fetal rats, mice as well as rabbits.
Beyond Skeletal Visualization
With Visikol's improvements in the processing of animal skeletons for evaluation, many researchers ask us if we can also improve the evaluation of these specimens. Digitizing and automating skeletal evaluation with Optical CT is a an active area of research for our team.