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DEVICE FOR HOUSING SMALL ANIMALS IN LABORATORY

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Introduction

The device houses small rodents and it allows setting up the ambient temperature together with other parameters such as brightness; it also allows you to customize thermal adaptation protocols and therefore speed up the experimental activity, optimizing it.

Tanks to this device, individual rodents can enter into torpor-hibernation allowing experiments in this research line.

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Technical features

The device houses small rodents and it allows setting up the ambient temperature together with other parameters such as brightness; it also allows you to customize thermal adaptation protocols and therefore speed up the experimental activity, optimizing it.

The device can be used for any type of study that requires precise control of the ambient temperature, both using animal models and cell cultures.

Possible Applications

  • Lab experiments with rodents;
  • Originally designed for laboratory use, it could also be used for pets with particular environmental needs (lethargy).

Advantages

  • It allows studying hibernating animals without changing temperature in an entire colony / facility;
  • It has a light and temperature control system. It can be battery powered for use outside the laboratory.