NARD Institute technical keywords

Molecular Imaging

Strong support for research and development in the field of molecular imaging

Molecular imaging aims to non-invasively visualize changes in groups of molecules (enzymes, genes, membranes, etc.) in vivo, to allow dynamic, quantatitive observation. A typical example of research techniques in the current field is the famous positron emission tomography (PET). Aside from this, techniques such as those involving fluorescence or near infra-red have also been developed.

Medicine, pharmaceuticals, cutting-edge engineering – these fields require complex collaboration, and promise great developments in the future, so NARD Industries is committed to providing support from the perspective of organic compound development.

Case 1: Cypridina Luciferin (Vargulin)

Using the highly stable and modifiable Cypridina luciferase, a new immunoassay system, exhibiting 10 times the sensitivity of conventional methods, is under development. It shows promise for future use in the medical field.

We are undertaking synthesis of Cypridina luciferin for this bioluminescence.

Vargula light emission

This imaging technology based on Cypridina luciferin was developed by Yoshihiro Ohmiya's Cell Dynamics research group at the Cell Engineering Department of the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology.

There are many more examples of our achievements and capabilities. Please feel free to inquire.
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