Select and Combine modules:
- MouseSTAT - Pulse Oximeter & Heart Rate Monitor (up to 900 bpm)
Heart Rate, SpO2, Respiratory Rate
- MouseVent G500 - Automatic Ventilator
Fully Automatic: Enter animal's weight and press RUN
Neonatal Mice to 500g Rats
Control Ventilation by Pressure or Volume
- RightTemp - Homeothermic Warming
2 Warming Pads
2 Temperature Sensors
- CapnoScan - End-Tidal CO2 Monitor
5 Safety Alarms
NEWS ALERT: NIH Animal Care and Use Guidelines update issued!
Page 122, paragraph 5, NIH Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th Edition
For anesthesia delivery, precision vaporizers and monitoring equipment (e.g., pulse oximeter for determining arterial blood oxygen saturation levels) increase the safety and choices of anesthetic agents for use in rodents and other small species.
Make sure your research complies with an internationally accepted primary reference on animal care and use.
The PhysioSuite Monitor for mice and rats is modular system that allows you to select the modules you need now with the option to add more modules later. You can include up to 4 modules in 1 unit. The PhysioSuite significantly decreases the amount of space in the surgical area. The capacity of adding modules such as pulse oximetry & heart rate monitoring, artificial ventilation, ETCO2, temperature monitoring and homeothermic warming make the PhysioSuite even more space efficient. The built-in screen provides you with critical information that is easily visible and customizable. The on-screen, real-time display has the capabilities to give you numeric readings, waveforms, or both, simultaneously. You have the ability to view historical data with the touch of a button.
About the MouseSTAT Pulse Oximeter and Heart Rate Monitor module
The MouseSTAT module was specifically designed for use on mice; it does not need a computer to function. Though it was specifically designed for use on mice, with the proper sensor, it can be used on any size animal. The MouseSTAT Paw Sensors were specifically designed for small laboratory animals such as mice. They use miniature LEDs and light sensors to transmit and receive the red and infrared light that are proportional to the size and translucence of the small laboratory paw. They are designed to be used in “out of the way” locations such as on the paws of a mouse or rat. The annular sensors are very small non-contact sensors. Non-contact means that it will not cause ischemia over time on a tiny appendage as seen with a clip sensor that has a forceful spring.
Annular Paw Sensors
The 4mm annular paw sensor is preferred non-contact sensor to use on a mouse. Neither the LED nor the light sensor are in direct contact with the paw. Since the paws of small rodents are typically nude, no shaving or hair removal is required. Though some users apply the annular sensors to the tail, it is typically not recommended for best results.
The MouseSTAT Y-Clip Sensor is used on any animal and on any appendage with sufficient vascularization and irrigation. This can be a mouse paw, but more commonly a rat paw, rabbit ear or small animal tongue.
Other small laboratory animal pulse oximeters use human size sensors mechanically adapted for small animals. The adapted human-sized sensors have large LEDs and light sensor that were designed to work on a human index finger or other like appendages. The large LEDs flood a boney appendage such as a finger with a tremendous amount of light which is mostly absorbed or blocked by the bones and connective tissue. Since only a small amount of light passes through a finger, a large sensor is required to attempt to collect as much of the minute amount of transmitted light as possible.
When the human-sized sensors are attempted to be used a translucent small laboratory animal paw, there is too much light delivered which over flows the large light sensor. Therefore, the adapted human pulse oximeter sensors from other manufacturers need to use thick sections of the small laboratory animal body that approximate a human finger such as the neck or thigh. Placing the sensor in these locations typically requires the extra effort of shaving the area. The higher force spring in the sensor clips may cause ischemia in the sensing area from the continuous squeezing pressure.
Other pulse oximetry systems also require a dedicated external PC to operate, which take up valuable lab bench and surgical area space.
About the MouseVent Automatic Ventilator module
- Fully Automatic - Enter animal's weight and press RUN!
- Neonatal Mice to 500g rats
- Pressure and Volume Controlled
- Built-in Display - No need for a separate computer
The MouseVent G500 is a fully-automatic ventilator for both mice and rats. Enter the animal's weight and the ventilator automatically sets the respiratory rate and tidal volume. It also includes additional features such as:
- Auto Sigh
- Auto PEEP
- Automatic Respiratory Assist Mode
The built-in display provides you with information about the current ventilator settings as well as physiological parameters of the animal. You have the ability to customize the display to how you want to see it. Many of the parameters can easily be displayed as numeric numbers or on a real-time graph. You can view the last 5 readings under the History view.
In addition to being a fully automatic ventilator, you can easily add-on functions to your MouseVent to fit your research needs. Available add-ons include:
- Pulse Oximetry
- Homeothermic Warming
All of which can be combined into one PhysioSuite system, 1 box; eliminating the need for multiple boxes and systems.
Click here for detailed anesthesia system set-up instructions.
About the RightTemp Homeothermic Warming module
The RightTemp Homeothermic Warming module is a complete kit that allows you to accurately monitor and maintain animal core body temperature. Simply set your desired core body temperature and the system will automatically control the warming pad so the animal's core temperature never goes above or below your set temperature.
Included with the RightTemp are two warming pads and two temperature sensors. The pads are 14" x 14" and 6" x 8", both ideal for mice, rats, and other small animals.
Multi-Functional controller gives you 3 options for use:
1. Control/Maintain core body temperature by using both sensors
2. Set desired pad temperature using the pad sensor only
3. Adjust pad temperature by changing the percentage of power to the pad using no sensors
Features of the RightTemp Animal Warming module:
- Warm with or without sensors
- Configure up to 5 alarms
- Customize display
- Chart and view temperature readings for both pad and animal
- See the last 5 readings on the main screen
- Upload data to your computer
- Output data for use with strip chart software
The pads warm the animal through far infrared (FIR) warming. Far infrared light is absorbed by cells deep within the body of the animal which safely raise the core body temperature. FIR light warms the body without warming the air between the FIR source and the body. FIR is totally safe; in fact 80 percent of the sun’s rays are in the low energy, far infrared range. FIR waves resonate with organic matter and penetrate deep into the body. The energy level of water in the body’s cells is gently increased through “resonant absorption” warming the inside of the body. The body can absorb as much as 90 percent of FIR heat compared to only 20 percent with conventional warming pads. Studies have shown that FIR can maintain therapeutic temperatures longer when compared with conventional heating methods. Less warming is required with FIR than with conventional techniques. FIR allows researchers to safely warm animals for a longer period of time without unknowingly overheating the animal.
FIR warming increases body metabolism thereby discharging anesthetics and toxins, which aid in faster recovery from surgery
Your animal can now be warmed over an extended period of time without having to constantly increase the temperature.
Click here for a detailed list of specifications for each module.
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Click here for instructions on how to upload your data to a computer.