Laboratory Animal Telemetry.

A more humane approach to animal research.

      Monitoring of physiological variables from conscious, totally unrestrained and untethered animals in their home cage, without the need of human presence, is now possible with miniature implants from Data Sciences International. Telemetry monitoring has become the method of choice for a number of reasons.
      One scientific advantage of using telemetry is that this method allows for the recording of true resting values, or drug-induced responses, from
stress-free animals. It has repeatedly been shown in the literature that the freedom of environmentally induced stress in telemetered animals is reflected by significantly lower levels of body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate, compared to conventional methods.
      Scientists using telemetry also benefit from a second major advantage: frequent measurements over prolonged periods of time result in highly stable, reliable data.
Statistical significance of any change in a variable being monitored by telemetry may therefore be reached earlier and with smaller numbers of animals.

      Please consult the following pages for more information on the fully implantable and reusable telemetry devices made by Data Sciences International (for use in animals ranging in size from mice to large dogs) to record:

Blood pressure and heart rate
ECG, EEG or other biopotentials
Temperature (core or localized)
Spontaneous activity
Multiple physiological variables

For a quick overview of Data Sciences' animal telemetry, please see the page on technology.      

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