Measuring basal metabolism of obese mice/rats
We at Columbus Instruments developed very precise system ( open flow
indirect calorimeter- "Oxymax") 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