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Sable Systems Releases Best-In-Class Promethion AC-2 Module for Controlled, Automated Food Access in Laboratory Rodent Environments

LAS VEGAS, September 30, 2014 – Sable Systems International announces the launch of the best-in-class Promethion AC-2 metabolic screening access control module for computer-controlled, automated access to food in mouse and rat laboratory environments. The Promethion AC-2 module retains all the benefits of the earlier model AC-1 module – such as compatibility with numerous feeding [...]

Published on September 30th, 2014|News Releases, What's New|

Sable Systems Sponsors Poster Presentations and Oral Presentations at 5th PPTR Symposium, Kruger National Park, South Africa

LAS VEGAS, September 30, 2014 – Sable Systems International sponsored both the oral presentations and poster presentations at the 5th International Symposium on the Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation (PPTR), held September 7, 2014 at Kruger National Park, South Africa.   The winning presentations were as follows: Oral Presentations FIRST – Grace Goh (University of Western [...]

Published on September 30th, 2014|News Releases|

Continuous Metabolic Phenotyping – How Continuous is “Continuous”?

A continuous metabolic phenotyping system is required for tracking rapid changes in metabolic data. Such a metabolic phenotyping system must sample continuously from each cage in parallel. Because each cage gets its own gas analyzer system, the sampling rate can be greatly increased relative to multiplexed systems, which share a gas analyzer chain between several [...]

Published on January 12th, 2014|Founder's Blog, Latest Blog Post|

Sex, lies, and water vapor

OK, don’t get your hopes up. This will be the last mention of sex in this blog entry. However, we will deal at length with lies and water vapor, especially lies (OK, OK, let's just call it simple misunderstandings) about the feasibility of using direct water vapor measurement to correct mathematically for the dilution effects [...]

Published on October 7th, 2013|Founder's Blog|

Tiny Food Intake Events (Micro-Intakes) Can be Important!

Many food intake events (= food uptake events) are too small for legacy "food intake measurement systems" or metabolic phenotyping systems to detect. Each of these feeding events corresponds to a neurological signal to feed, even if the actual amount is small. As such, they convey important behavioral information. I can easily imagine a gene [...]

Published on August 28th, 2013|Founder's Blog|

Combining a metabolic cage (with urine and feces collection) and respirometry: It’s easy!

In some fields of research, a difficult balancing act exists between answering different questions. For example, a researcher may need to measure metabolic rates, while also needing quantitative measurements of urine and feces output.  Measuring compounds in the urine is often key to understanding questions such as the biochemical pathways by which drugs are metabolized, [...]

Published on August 8th, 2013|Founder's Blog|

Distinguishing individual food uptake in communally housed mice using RFID

Mice are communal beasts, just like rats. They live in groups, and separating them - as required for measuring food intake / food uptake or energy expenditure - stresses them, elevating cortisol levels and leading to to a host of unwanted side-effects. Using the right technology, however, obtaining separate food uptake recordings from communally housed [...]

Published on July 10th, 2013|Founder's Blog|

A solution for bulk photosynthetic efficiency screening

Sometimes strange ideas come into my head. Most of the time, being too busy to act on them, I shoo them away and get on with my life. On this one occasion, though, we had a continuous metabolic measurement system already set up, and were about to use it for measuring the metabolic rate of a rat. [...]

Published on March 22nd, 2013|Founder's Blog|