Developmental

Studying mouse and rat embryos has never been easier

In Vivo Developmental and Pregnancy Research at any Gestational Time Point

From detecting pregnancy to measuring fetal and placental oxygenation and blood flow; the Vevo can do it all!

Vevo micro-ultrasound imaging platforms are ideally suited for developmental and pregnancy research in small animals. The size, structural details and function of the placenta and developing embryo can all be measured over multiple gestational time-points without having to sacrifice your animal.

Repeatable for longitudinal studies over gestation, rapid, and robust and with resolution down to 30 μm, studying mouse and rat embryos has never been easier.

Pregnancy research - Mouse Implantation Site at Mid-Gestation

Mouse Implantation Site at Mid-Gestation

Pregnancy research - Spiral Arteries with Color Doppler in a Mid-Gestational Mouse Placenta

Spiral Arteries with Color Doppler in a Mid-Gestational Mouse Placenta

Pregnancy research - Mouse Umbilical Artery Flow at Mid-Gestation

Mouse Umbilical Artery Flow at Mid-Gestation

Oxygen saturation in E14 mouse embryo and placenta

Mouse embryo and placenta showing oxygenation, using photoacoustic imaging.

Ideal For Research on:

  • Developmental toxicity and drug trials
  • Fetal programming
  • Pregnancy research and pregnancy complications

Can uterine spiral arteries be visualized and measured in the mouse?

Yes! This is an advanced technique...

What is the best way to find the uterine artery for PW Doppler measurements?

The uterine artery can be located...

Can embryo staging be performed using the Vevo ultrasound system? What’s the earliest you can see embryos in a mouse using ultrasound?

Yes, embryo staging can be done throughout pregnancy and the pregnancy can be detected as early as gd 0.5...