Elemental Imaging

Elements are components of cells (metallo-proteins, zinc, protein,) and involved in a large number of diseases.

In the meantime, the elements are components of the class of drugs (cisplatin and derivative to fight cancer) or contrast agents in MRI.

We developed a platform using LA-ICP Imaging (Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma) to localize and quantify elements in tissue at a 1µm spatial resolution to investigate disease states or drug exposure to specific cell types