June/2011 – We recently acquired a Carestream Animal Imager (FX Pro) to investigate biological events in situ, thanks to funding support from NSERC. This is a powerful system capable of conducting x-ray, bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging in animals. The imager will enable to (i) to visualize bone regeneration, (ii) conduct pharmacokinetics and efficacy studies in tumor models, and (iii) inspect gene expression in biomaterial scaffolds, to name a few examples. We are excited to incorporate this important tool into our research. We envision conducting more comprehensive studies with the availability of the imager as well as probing scientific events that was not possible with our current toolbox.