Preclinical Equipment

Iris Pharma’s laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to provide our customers with high-quality, reliable and accurate data in the shortest possible time.



  • Spectralis®HRA+OCT: very high precision monitoring of the areas of the retina which have been treated and their evolution. 
  • Microsphere-based liquid array (Luminex Lx200): biochemical quantifications (e.g. cytokines in the in vivo model of endotoxin-induced uveitis) and multiple simultaneous analyses in low sample volumes.
  • Counter beta Tri-Carb 2900: liquid scintillation analyzer. This instrument measures levels of radioactive elements by counting photonic emissions produced when alpha and beta particles interact with certain reagents (scintillants). 
  • Cyclone Plus Phosphor Imager: radiometric phosphor imager for quantitative filmless autoradiography. 
  • ApoTome: light microscope using "structured illumination" process for 3D fluorescence imaging. 
  • RRLC-MS/MS: triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. Mass spectrometry is used for the structural characterization and pharmaceutical profiling of all new compounds. Another important application area is the identification of drug metabolites. RRLC-MS/MS system dramatically increases the speed of analysis. 
  • Oxycycler: a computer-controlled chamber used for the Retinopathy Of Prematurity (ROP) animal model. Litters are placed into an incubator attached to the Oxycycler who regulates the atmosphere inside by injecting oxygen.



  • Surgery: operating microscope, video digital camera slit-lamp, numeric slit lamp, argon laser. 
  • Imaging: Apotome, Cyclone Plus Phosphor Imager. 
  • Ocular inflammation and tolerance measurement: Microsphere-based liquid array (Luminex Lx200), laser flare meter, Heidelberg Retina Tomograph II (HRT II) with corneal, retina and glaucoma modules. 
  • Intra-Ocular Pressure (IOP) measurement: Pneumatonometer, TonoLab, Tonopen. 
  • Retinal function: Electroretinograph (ERG), Spectralis®HRA+OCT. 
  • Choroidal angiogenesis: Heidelberg Retina Angiography I (HRA 1). 
  • Vascular permeability and tolerance measurement: Fluorotron Master.



  • RRLC-MS/MS (triple quadrupole mass spectrometer).
  • LC-MS Agilent with different detections (UV, Fluo, RID, MSD).
  • Piccolo Xpress (Biochemistry analyzer).
  • MS9-5 (Hematology analyzer) Plate reader for ELISA or spectrometric measurements Microsphere-based liquid array (Luminex Lx200).



Iris Pharma is authorized to handle and use radiolabeled compounds.

  • Radioactivity counters (beta, gamma).
  • Cyclone Plus Phosphor Imager.
  • Storage phosphor system.



All materials for histology and bacteriology are available in our facilities (e.g. an ApoTome fluorescence microscope, a microtome, a cryocut and a fully Automated Staining System).