Measuring basal metabolism of obese mice/rats
We at Columbus Instruments developed very precise system ( open flow
calorimeter) which measures VO2/VCO2 of genetically defective animals
either is home cages or during exercise. We utilize differential
measurement of % O2 and %CO2 between input and output of animal chambers
with very high resolution gas analyzers (0.001%). Optional simultaneous
measurements of animal activity and food intake is also possible. This
system already helps researchers in major pharmaceutical companies from
Amgen, through Merck to Sandoz and Zeneca.
If you like to receive more information with detailed system description
and application papers, let me know by providing street address to :
Jan Czekajewski, Ph.D.
Columbus, Ohio, USA
janczek at aol.com