Xenografting & Live Imaging Services

 Overview of Services

The Xenografting & Live Imaging Services Core aims to provide comprehensive services to facilitate the development and research characterization of patient-derived xenograft (PDX). Through coordination with JAX's Laboratory Animal Health Services, Research Animal Facility, Surgical Services, and relevant Scientific Services, the Xenografting & Live Imaging Services Core provides the following customizable services:

Facilitate the filing of regulatory paperwork to IACUC, IBC, and IRB: We will provide comprehensive instruction and form packages for filing and amendment of paperwork related to IACUC, IBC, and IRB.

Project planning and management: We will assist Investigator in developing a xenograft project plan, including the establishment of roles/responsibilities for Core staff and PI's laboratory personnel for each step of the project, coordination of regulatory compliance requirements, budgeting of project cost, and overall data management.

Tissue/cell implantation: We will implant cell/tissue specimens according to PI's specification. Based on orthotopic and non orthotopic needs, routine procedures of tissue engraftment include intraperitoneal, intravenous, intrafemoral, intracranial, subcutaneous, and others.

Post engraftment characterization/study: Through coordination with PI's laboratory personnel, we will provide commonly performed post engraftment characterization/study including tumor growth monitoring (caliper or in vivo imaging measurement: Ultrasound / Xenogen), compound/drug delivery, tumor harvest/processing, and tumor passaging.


Muneer Hasham, Study Director




Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Facility Hours: 24/7

Staffed Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm M-F*

*Additional availability by arrangement


600 Main St.

Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Links and Resources

  1. Jax Xenografting & Live Imaging Services


Name Role Phone Email Location
Muneer Hasham
Study Director
Building 21, Room 4215
Ed Keniston
In Vivo Technologist
Building 21, Room 2390