About Us

SYTO16 (cyan) and lectin (pink) in mouse brain hemisphere with large tumor in striatum. Tissue courtesy of Translational Bioimaging Group, Barrow Neurological Institute.

Who we are:

We are pioneers in holistic tissue processing, imaging, and analysis, empowering researchers with streamlined approaches and unbiased data to illuminate life like never before. LifeCanvas was founded by MIT Professor Kwanghun Chung, a pioneer in the field of tissue clearing who has developed novel tools to explore biological systems (CLARITY, SWITCH, MAP, SHIELD, and eFLASH).

Our vision:

Our multidisciplinary team is focused on expediting research, drug discovery, molecular phenotyping, and anatomical mapping with our proprietary end-to-end solutions in spatial biology. Furthermore, our technologies can hasten enhanced precision diagnoses of solid tumors and diseased tissues to elevate human healthcare. 

3D Exploration

Our revolutionary tissue processing solutions enable scientists to study biological samples with unprecedented speed, depth, and quality.

Sample to Result

Our comprehensive tissue processing pipeline comprises whole sample preservation, clearing, labeling, imaging, and analysis, with expert support the whole way.

For Scientists, by Scientists

Our novel technologies are invented, optimized, and utilised by researchers who understand your needs and goals.

We guide through every step of the sample's journey

Figure 1. SHIELD cross-links biological samples.
Tissue Preservation
Optical Clearing
Light Sheet Imaging
3D Image Analysis

Whole organ preservation, active clearing and labeling, and light sheet imaging have solved many of the problems inherent to thin-section histology (e.g. high consumption of time and resources, spotlight bias, and realignment errors). LifeCanvas’ tissue processing pipeline is the world’s only end-to-end solution for processing whole organs from preservation to analysis.

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