The Multiplex Imaging Center (MIC) serves multiple research projects at Arkana, both NIH-funded projects and industry-sponsored projects, as well as internal R&D. The Center also offers contract research services for multiplex immunofluorescence staining and imaging, digital image processing and analysis using AI-based software, and quantitative spatial analysis.
The MIC is a qualified partner with Akoya Biosciences in their CRO Partnership Network, specializing in multiplex immunofluorescence imaging of human tissues. Available equipment includes:
- Akoya Polaris (PhenoImager HT) 9-color fluorescence and brightfield whole slide scanning microscope with InForm software for spectral unmixing
- Halo AI image processing software and Halo Link access for remote collaborations (both from Indica Laboratories), and specialized modules for niche image processing projects.
- Leica laser scanning confocal microscope located on the same corridor, for both high-volume and high-resolution advanced microscopy.
- Laser capture microdissection microscope for dissection of features from frozen or FFPE tissue sections.