In the mid-1980’s, Dr. John Lighton was looking for a metabolic measurement system that could be used for his small-animal studies, which required extreme stability and resolution. The instrumentation available to him at that time was awkward and difficult to use – and results were not adequate; so he designed his own equipment.  In 1987, Dr. Lighton founded Sable Systems International to provide scientists with integrated, lab- and field-tested metabolic measurement systems designed specifically for their use.  Sable Systems quickly grew into the leading metabolic measurement company for researchers demanding quality instrumentation, system configuration expertise, study design know-how, and world class customer support.

In 2008, Dr. Lighton wrote “Measuring Metabolic Rates – A Manual for Scientists”, which today ranks as the most widely-read and referenced work on metabolic measurement.

The superior performance of the company’s “Classic Line” instruments and systems has been proven over and over again, as documented in many scientific publications. In 2011, the company introduced the Promethion line of systems for biomedical and industrial scientists. Promethion incorporates Sable Systems innovation, reliability, accuracy and know-how in a streamlined easy-to-use design.

Today, Sable Systems continues its passionate pursuit to innovate and help its customers achieve the best possible results in their work.