nScope preclinical imaging system features an integrated specimen life support, precise laser-guided sample positioning tools as well as an ergonomic workflow design.

The MRI software has improved image viewing tools, as well as a collection of validated protocols appropriate for routine imaging experiments for brain and heart.

University of Edinburgh School of Clinical Sciences professor Ian Marshall said the imaging protocols are a valuable step toward the ease of use of a clinical system while retaining the full flexibility of an experimental system.

"They will be particularly useful to new users who wish to generate biomedical results without being bogged down in technical detail," Marshall added.