The Comprehensive Lab Animal Monitoring System (CLAMS) is an all-in-one system for simultaneous multi parameter assessment, including indirect calorimetry, activity, body mass, consumption, and more. Each system is developed on a semi-custom basis, accommodating requirements for specific experimental needs and financial constraints. High resolution sensors are incorporated to allow for data to be reviewed graphically and numerically in real-time, providing automation for experiments spanning extended durations.
The Promethion Core is a metabolic and behavioral phenotyping system. One, high-resolution respirometry correlates accurate energy expenditure with changes in behavior. Two, water vapor compensation enables respirometry analysis >3 days and longitudinal studies. Three, integration of high-resolution sensors measure general activity; body mass and food/liquid consumed; voluntary exercise via a running wheel; and induced exercise via a metabolic treadmill. Four, the Promethion Live software monitors the system performance in real-time, evaluates experiment progress, and reports data.
The DVC® is a unique home-cage monitoring system, designed for standard Tecniplast IVC cages. It offers the potential to gather data continuously, without the need for physical entry into the cages and unaffected by enrichment material. It requires only a small amount of data collection, enabling its scalability for a fully digitalized Vivarium. This system uses capacitive sensing technology offering durability, reliability and design flexibility. The DVC® has been designed to be used in any animal facility and lab since its main component, the DVC® Rack, can be easily washed and autoclaved.
The UID Rodent Matrix is an RFID reader board placed under each cage to record location, movement and temperature. The system enables noninvasive, undisturbed and continuous monitoring of group-housed rodents in a home cage setting. The data is automatically collected, and is available throughout the course of the study in real-time. The system provides a practical and flexible solution in a scalable framework to fit all needs and budgets. The system is compatible for monitoring as little as one static cage and scaling up for monitoring hundreds of cages from high-density IVC rack systems.
The PhenoTyper cage is an apparatus designed for comprehensive behavioral studies in rodents. The cage is equipped with an IR camera that enables real-time, controlled tracking and analysis. Researchers can gather data on locomotion, exploration and social behavior. The PhenoTyper is used in fields like neuroscience, psychology, and drug development to understand the effects of genetic, environmental, or pharmacological factors on behavior. This technology streamlines data collection and evaluation of potential therapies/interventions.