This Webinar was held on September 29, 2016 – An essential webinar for metabolic and behavioral researchers requiring detailed time courses and accurate correlation of energy expenditure and activity. We show the relevance of high-bandwidth metabolic measurement synchronized with intake and other behavioral data.
Methods matter. In metabolic measurement, confidence in reproducible results relies heavily on the design of the system used to acquire data. In the field of translational metabolic and behavioral phenotyping there is critical demand for more – throughput, standardization, synchronization of diverse data streams, temporal resolution, efficiency of workflow, and verification of results. We compare continuous and switched metabolic measurement methodologies and explore applications that benefit most from continuous measurement.

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In this exclusive webinar sponsored by Sable Systems International, experts contrast methodologies and discuss how to improve best practices in metabolic phenotyping.  We show how advances in high-bandwidth metabolic measurement, as implemented in Promethion metabolic phenotyping systems, leverage a 60- to 1200-fold increase in temporal resolution and achieve synchrony with intake and other behavioral data.
Key Topics:

  • Time-saving methodologies for increasing throughput in multiplexed or continuous metabolic phenotyping
  • Evaluation criteria for selecting a metabolic measurement system
  • How the home-cage advantage of a pull-mode system reliably increases animal safety while dramatically reducing stress on both the animal and the researcher
  • How to improve the resolution, accuracy and versatility of metabolic data using water vapor measurement
  • The importance of raw data retention in metabolic phenotyping
  • How deep data field format leads to greater traceability, improved reliability and far greater data extraction versatility to address research objectives
  • How exact metabolic costs can be assigned to transient activities, with important implications for studies of energy balance, obesity, drug kinetics and metabolic diseases

John Lighton, PhD
President & Chief Scientist
Sable Systems International