From Avelas Bio Raises $7.65M to Advance Fluorescing Diagnostic for Cancer:

AVELAS BIOSCIENCES CANCER ILLUMINATOR (courtesy Avelas)
AVELAS BIOSCIENCES CANCER ILLUMINATOR (courtesy Avelas)

Avelas Cancer Illuminator (ACI) uses enzyme activity to visualize breast cancer that has metastasized to mouse lymph nodes. The ACI generates a fluorescence signal that provides real-time cancer imaging in the surgical field. A metastatic lymph node (red arrow) has a high fluorescence signal, indicated by red color, compared to cancer-free nodes (blue arrows) that have a low signal and are blue. ACI technology has the potential to provide the surgeon a real-time map of cancerous tissue during surgery. (PRNewsFoto/Avelas Biosciences)