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Research Facilities

National Heart Research Institute Singapore boosts an extensive range of specialised facilities and equipment across the different core disciplines of cardiovascular research. Our state-of-the-art core facilities empower investigators to pursue basic, translational and clinical research questions directed at improving cardiovascular care. These core resources are provided by dedicated teams of highly-trained members. To learn more about our research platforms, please click here.

Investigators who are interested to use these facilities can contact us at asknhris@nhcs.com.sg

Rodent Surgical Platform

Rodent Surgical Platform

The surgical area is surrounded by a o-magnetic stainless steel plate, incorporating a window to allow for warming of the animal during a surgical procedure.

Langendorff Heart Perfusion System

Langendorff Heart Perfusion System

The langendorff system allows the examination of cardiac inotropic, chronotropic and vascular effects without the complications of an intact animal model.

 
Ultrasound GE Healthcare Vivid 7

Ultrasound GE Healthcare Vivid e95

This Vivid e95 is a state of the art for ultrasound imaging equipped with phased array cardiac and linear vascular probe to support cardiovascular phenotyping efforts.

Vevo 2100 Digital Imaging Platform

Vevo 2100 Digital Imaging Platform

This Vivid 7 is a state of the art for ultrasound imaging equipped with phased array cardiac and linear vascular probe to support cardiovascular phenotyping efforts.

 
PeriScan PIM 3 System

PeriScan PIM 3 System

The PIM3 is a laser Doppler blood perfusion system. Up to 255 X 255 points can be measured without physical contact between the machine and the animal.

MPVS Ultra System

MPVS Ultra System

The MPVS Ultra Pressure-Volume (PV) Unit utilizes state-of-the-art technology in the measurement of high-fidelity left intra-ventricular pressure (LP) and volume in small (mice, rats) through to large animals (dog, sheep, pig).

 
Axiovert 200M Inverted Microscope

Axiovert 200M Inverted Microscope

The Zeiss t 200M is a motorized and scientific-grade inverted microscope with universal applications for transmitted-light and epifluorescence and is dominant utilized in microscopy of living cells.

Carl Zeiss NLO710 Confocal Microscope

Carl Zeiss NLO710 Confocal Microscope

The Carl Zeiss LSM 710 NLO microscope system is configured for visible excitation on an upright research platform. It is capable of performing acquisition of multiple digital channel fluorescence images through the different visible laser lines in place.

 
Olympus BX51 Upright Microscope

Olympus BX51 Upright Microscope

The Olympus BX51 is a basic fluorescence and bright field microscope that is suited for general applications. The base is equipped with 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x, and 100x objectives, as well as a set of 3 manual sliding fluorescence filters (DAPI, FITC, hodamine).