New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Technology Platforms

Technology Platforms

nitrile gloved handThe Department of Biomedical Sciences maintains its research excellence with the latest technological platforms and shared facilities that support faculty research programs within the department and across the University of Pennsylvania.  Our core technology platforms house state of the art research equipment, and we anticipate developing new platforms with the emergence of new research areas in our department. 

Measuring Tumor Size

Small Animal Imaging Facility

The Small Animal Non-Invasive Imaging Facility uses 3D visualization to study blood flow, volume, and tumor size.

  • Small Animal Non-Invasive Imaging Facility

    These state-of-the-art instruments offer non-invasive imaging opportunities to study drug, tissue and cellular mechanisms in live animals. This includes optical imaging (bioluminescence, fluorescence, and near-infrared) as well as Ultrasound and Doppler imaging for, but not limited to, research in oncology, cardiology, gynecology, hematology, neuroscience, stem cell and developmental biology.

  • Center for Transgenesis

    Over the past 30 years, techniques have been developed that enable the modification of individual genes in animals and plants and thereby precisely alter inherited traits. These genetically altered organisms, called transgenic, and are of enormous value in medicine and agriculture.  Scientists at the School of Veterinary Medicine performed pioneering studies in the development of transgenic techniques and were responsible for production of the first transgenic mice and farm animals. Capitalizing on years of foundation research, the Center for Animal Transgenesis and Germ Cell Research was established in 1998. Our primary mission is to undertake innovative research on stem cell biology, germ cell development, and animal transgenesis. The Transgenesis Core is equipped with state of the art equipment and is supported by fully trained personnel and is located in a barrier, pathogen free small animal facility that is accredited by Association for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and supervised by trained veterinarians.