“I have always sought good fundus images. It used to take all day for an experienced researcher to get just one. Now with our Micron from Phoenix, even a new user can learn to capture publishable rat and mouse fundus images in less than 30 minutes.”
One Company, two divisions, a single mission:
Contributing to the prevention of blindness through advancing technology
Phoenix Research Labs
As a division of the Phoenix Technology Group, Phoenix Research Labs was founded in 2008 and is providing research centers in over twenty countries with technology for eye research using laboratory animals. Now with over 80 research publications, including the prestigious journal Nature, the company’s technology contributions are proving their value. Phoenix Research Labs is the largest exhibitor at the annual ARVO meeting.
Founded as a division of the Phoenix Technology Group in 2013, Phoenix Clinical is focused on contributing to the war on blindness by applying the technology base at Phoenix Research Labs to the clinic. The first contribution is a powerful new imaging system for pediatric patients, the ICON. The ICON camera has been demonstrated to deliver images of unparalleled high-contrast and resolution as compared to historic systems. Coming to the market (regulatory approval pending) the ICON will also provide angiography, and in development for 2017 is a light weight image-guided OCT.
Dr. N.A.(Bert) Massie
Dr. Massie has more than 30 years of experience as the lead entrepreneur of a variety of optical-based technologies. Dr. Massie has made important contributions in aerospace, including; new means for optical testing, novel technologies concerning sensors and mirrors for adaptive optics to correct atmospheric distortion and retinal imaging. He has also contributed to adaptive optical technology for the Hubble Space Telescope, and partially coherent techniques for imaging space optics through the atmosphere without adaptive optics. Dr. Massie lead the team that brought the RetCam pediatric imaging system through development and market acceptance.
What our customers are saying…
“Exceptionally good imaging system for rodents. The whole system is very user friendly, which makes it possible to finish the complete examination of an animal before any cataract can occur. Especially the angiography function produces high quality images, where you can see single cells moving within the vessels. The use of this system to image mice with pigmented retinas is also absolutely possible.”
Knut Stieger, DVM PhDPostdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Ophthalmology Justut-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
”The image is quite good in my view. I took the green channel (which has most of the info anyway), inverted it and crispened it with a Gaussian unsharp mask to compare with a $125,000 SLO rat fluorescein image. I’m impressed. Even with no fluorescein, you can almost get the capillaries.”
Robert E. Marc, PhD Calvin & JeNeal HatchProfessor of Ophthalmology Director of Research, John A. Moran Eye Center
“Best rodent imaging system I’ve ever used. Produces exceptionally high quality digital fundus images of rodents and small animals. The resolution and contrast are much better than any other instrument we have tried. It is robust and easy for the students to use. We have had good success with bright field, as well as fluorescence imaging of gfp expression in the retina and fluorescein angiography. The ability to capture video, select and output individual frames later is a big help when focusing on the retina in the small rodent eye.”