NiraWave M is an innovative micellar formulation of the clinically proven near-infrared fluorescence dye indocyanine green (ICG). Due to the unique formulation, NiraWave M exhibits a stronger fluorescence, higher aqueous stability and prolonged blood circulation time. It is ideal for optical angiography and is particularly suited for the visualization of vascular leakage in inflammation (e.g. in rheumatic diseases).
NiraWave M, the unique optical imaging agent:
- Has a high apparent molecular weight
- Stays confined within healthy blood vessels
- Exits from fenestrated blood vessels, for example in inflammation
- Viscover's leading optical imaging agent for visualization of inflammation
Apply NiraWave M to:
- Study inflammatory processes such as in rheumatic diseases
- Benefit from the strong and long-lasting blood vessel contrast allowing studies of the microcirculation
- Monitor therapeutic response
660 - 790 nm
Schematic diagram of indocyanine green (ICG) micelles
Normalized absorption and emission spectra of NiraWave M in plasma
Top: Eye angiograms of rats with laser-induced choroidal vascularization (CNV) before and after injection of NiraWave M. Compared to conventional ICG, NiraWave M provides a significantly higher fluorescent signal that persists for a longer period of time.
Bottom: Inflammation imaging in a rheumatoid arthritis rat model (right) versus the control animal (left) based on NiraWave M vascular leakage.
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