Optiscan/Pentax confocal endomicroscope used for imaging organoids. Investigating a new technique for in-vivo confirmation of stem cell implantation.

Leading European and US researchers (University of Copenhagen, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology) using Optiscan confocal laser technology in the Pentax ISC-1000 to look at the use of organoids grown from gastric mucosal stem cells to treat damaged mucosal epithelium in a new publication  in “Stem Cell Research & Therapy”: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13287-019-1246-5

The authors conclude, “It is highly feasible to use fluorescent dye-based labelling in combination with CLE to trace intestinal organoids following transplantation to confirm implantation at the intestinal target site”