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Drug Discovery & Development

Screen, analyze and monitor research subjects in vivo - before, during and after drug treatment

High Throughput | In Vivo | Non-Invasive

Small animal models are now an integral part of developing and testing new pharmaceutical drugs prior to commercialization. Small animal imaging is an efficient and cost-effective research platform for the timely validation and commercialization of novel drug agents. These technologies are essential to developing an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular, immunological and neurodegenerative diseases.1

In vivo small animal imaging allows researchers to noninvasively screen, analyze and monitor animal models before, during and after experimental intervention or drug administration, resulting in quantitative measurements of study outcomes. Small animal imaging generates more relevant, translatable data from drug discovery and development studies than ex vivo techniques. See how our Vevo imaging systems fit into the drug discovery process below:

UHF Ultrasound and PA in the Drug Discovery Process

Around the globe, Vevo imaging systems are embedded in the the top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as integrated, scalable and translatable tools for drug discovery. Micro-ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging solutions from FUJIFILM VisualSonics allow for non-invasive, longitudinal monitoring suited for in vivo studies of efficacy and toxicity in the drug development process.

UHF US and PA Drug Discovery and Development Applications


Explore the possibilities in:

  • Biomarker research & investigation
  • Interventional procedures
  • High-throughput screening in real-time
  • Toxicology studies
  • Understanding disease onset & progression


  • Pre-safety assessment of drug liability
  • De-risking of potential therapeutics compounds
  • Development of non invasive biomarkers of efficacy and/or injury of drugs
  • Turn key imaging protocols to visualize structural, functional or molecular biomarkers in               research areas including Cardiovascular, Cancer, Reproductive and more
  • Data management - data captured from studies can be managed using VisualSonics iPACS solution

About VisualSonics iPACS:

Webinar presented by Bill Cupelo, inviCRO

We offer an integrated solution to handle the rich and complex data you get from the Vevo Imaging systems. This integrated solution is the result of our partnership with inviCRO to accelerate the process of drug discovery and development. VisualSonics iPACS is an innovative, time-saving, web-based resource designed for imaging labs. It is specifically built to meet the needs of scientists working with data from the FUJIFILM VisualSonics’ Vevo® Imaging Systems. Learn more about VisualSonics iPACS.


1 Applied Clinical Trials:

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