Webinar Series IntraVital Microscopy (IVM)

Scintica Instrumentation announced a new partnership with IVIM Technology this year, manufacturer of the all-in-one IntraVital Microscopy platform (IVM). The IVM system is a state-of-the-art intravital fluorescence microscopy platform optimized to perform real-time imaging of dynamic phenomena in vivo tissues at a cellular level. We introduced the IVM system and its applications over a 4-part webinar mini-series.

1ˢᵗ Session

Modality Review: The Basics of Intravital Fluorescence Microscopy

Speakers:  Sara Rapic, PhD

  • Overview and basic understanding of the fundamentals of fluorescence microscopy
  • Overview of intravital imaging advantages and applications
  • Overview of most commonly used intravital imaging animal models
  • Understanding of what to pay attention to, in order to acquire quantitative imaging data
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2nd Session

Introducing the IVM Intravital Microscope

Speakers: Sara Rapic, Pilhan Kim, PhD

  • In Vivo 4D cell imaging, tracking and monitoring
  • In Vivo visualization of dynamic molecular & cellular mechanisms
  • In Vivo efficacy monitoring of novel drug compound
  • In Vivo monitoring of material delivery target tissues
  • In Vivo real-time imaging of microcirculation
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3rd Session

Applications Review – Highlighting Imaging Examples Using the IVM Intravital Microscope

Speakers:  Pilhan Kim, PhD & Dr. Keehoon Jung, PhD

Overview and understanding of how the IVM system can be applied in preclinical research to visualize and analyze in vivo dynamic processes at a cellular level.

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4th Session

Live Virtual Demonstration of the IVM System

Speakers: Niloufar Khosravi, PhD  & Selina Ahn, PhD

Overview and understanding of the workflow of the IVM system, its hardware and software components, and its capabilities to acquire quantifiable microscopic images from dynamic processes occurring in live animals.

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About the Speaker (s)

Dr. Pilhan Kim

Associate Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea

CEO, IVIM Technology, Inc., Daejeon, Korea

Pilhan Kim received his bachelor’s and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University (Korea) in 2000 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2010, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) with a cross-disciplinary postdoctoral fellowship from Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). In 2010, he joined the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) where he is currently a tenured Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology. His main research interests focus on systemic cellular-level visualization of various preclinical models to investigate complex pathophysiology of human disease, leading to the development of an advanced in vivo cellular imaging technology based on an ultrafast laser-scanning intravital microscopy system.


Dr. Keehoon Jung

Assistant Professor, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Keehoon Jung received his bachelor’s and PhD degree in Biological Sciences the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST, Korea) in 2005 and 2010, respectively. From 2010 to 2018, he worked as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA). In 2018, he joined the Seoul National University College of Medicine as Assistant Professor at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology/Biomedical Sciences. His lab’s research focuses on the immune microenvironment in tumors, with the aim to provide novel avenues for immunotherapy of cancer by means of identifying promising targets in tumor immunity utilizing advanced methodologies including in vivo imaging and single-cell genomics.

Sara Rapic MSc, PhD

Manager, Imaging Division, Scintica

Sara Rapic has received extensive molecular imaging training in Europe and Canada since 2008. She holds an MSc in Molecular Imaging and a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Antwerp in Belgium. Her doctoral research focused on the evaluation of novel radiotracers as biomarkers of treatment response in a colorectal cancer model using nuclear imaging technologies. During her postdoctoral fellowship at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, she studied the complex tumor microenvironment of pancreatic cancer using intravital microscopy. In her present role as Scientific Product Manager at Scintica Instrumentation, Sara supports our customers in understanding the products offered and how these instruments help to meet their research needs.