Application Note: BrightSite™ Near-Infrared Fluorescent Targeting Agents for Optical Imaging of Disease
25 March 2011

This application note by LI-COR Biosciences assesses the use of NIR dyes for clinical in vivo imaging. In the NIR wavelength range (700–900 nm) tissue autofluorescence is lower and light can penetrate more deeply than in visible light wavelengths. Here NIR fluorophores are used to image mice tumours and bone structure.