Vascupaint Silicone Rubber Injection Compounds


Vascupaint™ lead-free silicone injection compounds fill and opacify the microvasculature structures for 3D ex vivo imaging using micro-CT, brightfield microscopy, or SWIR fluorescence imaging.

The injection compounds are available in two different colors including yellow for micro-CT imaging and green for SWIR fluorescence imaging as well as clear for your custom preparations. Other colors are available upon request.

Vascupaint™ is a less viscous alternative to conventionally used lead-based Microfil compounds making it easier to perfuse non-surviving organisms as well as human organs for ex vivo 3D vascular cast analysis.

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The 3D reconstructed images were obtained from microCT images acquired with scans at a resolution of 6 microns on a SkyScan 1276 imaging system. Brain organs were harvested following perfusion with MediLumine’s Vascupaint™ yellow silicone injection compound containing X-ray attenuating bismuth pigments. Courtesy of Dr. Sean Marrelli (UT Health) and Bruker Preclinical Imaging (Billerica, MA)

Brightfield microscopy image of murine brain vasculature following perfusion with Vascupaint yellow is courtesy of Sean Marelli, Department of Neurology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX.


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