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The future of metabolic phenotyping

The essence of metabolic phenotyping is accurate metabolic measurement. As a matter of convenience, cost and feasibility, practically all metabolic phenotyping systems operate in a multiplexed mode, in which a single gas analysis chain is shared between multiple animals, typically 8, 10, 16 or more. Cycle times between metabolic measurements for a given animal vary [...]

Published on June 29th, 2012|Founder's Blog|

Thoughts on Apple

I've written quite a lot of scientific data acquisition and analysis software, some of which - like Datacan and ExpeData - are in use in many laboratories around the world. I'm often asked: Why don't you write software for Apple computers rather than PCs? There's a reason, or maybe a couple of them, and here [...]

Published on August 11th, 2008|Founder's Blog|

Black boxes versus traceability in metabolic measurement

Anyone who has read Chapter 13 of my book knows that I have a hobby-horse: the accuracy of metabolic rate measurement, especially in the metabolic phenotyping systems that are so widely used in the biomedical field. Now I've taken steps to make some of my (and others'!) misgivings known. It's really frustrating to watch otherwise [...]

Published on July 4th, 2008|Founder's Blog|