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American Society for Microbiology Biothreats 2019

What’s new in high consequence pathogen research, biological threat reduction, product development and policy will be the focus of the 2019 ASM Biothreats meeting. Experts in academia, industry and government present and discuss the latest developments in this emerging field. 

A highlight of this meeting is Biothreats Peer-to-Peer, a half-day pre-meeting symposium providing students and early career professionals the unique opportunity to make an oral presentation to a group of their peers. Speakers from the full Biothreats program have been invited to discuss their careers and job opportunities in the field. 

New this year is the session The Business of Biothreats: An Entrepreneurial Challenge, inspired by Shark Tank®, the TV program where inventors present their innovative ideas to a panel of potential judges. Present your great idea to address/solve the challenges of biothreats to the exclusive ASM Biothreats Panel to see if your idea will rise to the top. 

Visit DSI at booth #11 to learn about exciting new solutions to help you get the best data out of your studies!

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Who's Attending?

          Keith Murphy                                       
Regional Sales Manager, US            

Why DSI's Buxco FinePointe System?

  • Over 30 years of experience in the preclinical research market.
  • Acquire data from conscious, freely moving laboratory animals.
  • Clean and compact hardware that's easy to assemble.
  • Various sizes to support a range of research models (from mice to non-human primates).
  • In-house quality and development expertise.
  • FinePointe systems set new standards for ease of operation. Each collection site includes a console that provides you with real time data collection status and real time data collection control.
  • Instant reports.
  • Flexible data handling.
  • GLP friendly features.
  • Knowledgeable and responsive global support team that will ensure you have full confidence with your system and acquiring the data you need for your studies. 

FinePointe Systems for Inhalation and Exposure

FinePointe Software
FinePointe Software is powerful and easy-to-use for collecting, analyzing, and reporting life science data. Fully network-enabled, the smart design minimizes required user interaction while wizards walk users through necessary procedures.

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Inhalation Products Designed by Respiratory Experts

 Stackable Inhalation Tower
The DSI Buxco inhalation exposure system is designed with the ease-of-use desired by researchers new to inhalation exposure, yet providing the performance and flexibility required by the inhalation exposure expert. Unique to DSI is the ability to perform accurate real-time respiration monitoring during exposure, critical for animal welfare and determining accurate deposition levels. With a high degree of port-to-port uniformity, this high efficiency system provides exceptional protocol repeatability, translating into high yield exposure studies. The inhalation tower utilizes an expandable yet compact, “flow-past” design, eliminating rebreathing concerns. Supported species include mice, rats, guinea pigs and ferrets. A stackable tower design for 1 to 6 levels and up to 42 subjects. 

Single Subject Inhalation Exposure
DSI’s Buxco Single Site Exposure Station is a single port nose-only exposure device.

FinePointe Systems f
or Respiratory Studies

Whole Body Plethysmography 
When conscious, unrestrained approaches are desired, FinePointe whole body plethysmography allows for respiratory endpoints to be obtained. With the use of a bias flow supply, longer data collection periods can be obtained; allowing for evaluation of compounds that might have an effect beyond 4-6 hours post dose. 


Head-Out Plethysmography
Using Allay restraints, animals are comfortably and properly secured in plethysmographs without compromising the thorax to obtain consistent and
reliable direct flow measurements. 

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Resistance and Compliance
FinePointe resistance and compliance hardware helps researchers measure an animal’s airflow and lung pressure. This anesthetized approach allows for direct measurement pulmonary function as a follow up study to the core
battery requirements.


Non-Invasive Airway Mechanics Station

Conscious follow up studies for safety pharmacology and longitudinal toxicology studies alike can take advantage of the FinePointe non-invasive airway mechanics station. Using specially designed Allay restraint and double chamber plethysmography, nasal and thoracic flow can be monitored simultaneously to derived specific airway resistance.


Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
Similar to spirometry in cooperative humans, the Buxco® pulmonary function testing system provides comprehensive PFT data for pre-clinical applications. For the functional residual capacity (FRC) test, subjects must be spontaneously-breathing. For other tests, subjects may be ventilated (ventilator included) or spontaneously-breathing. Subjects are anesthetized and the tests are automated.

PFT Controller, Calibrator, and Chambers

DSI Telemetry Products

Cardiovascular Solutions

DSI has a long history of providing the essential tools to measure cardiovascular endpoints like blood pressure, heart rate, and ECG in both Safety Pharmacology and Toxicology studies. DSI also provides GLP-compliant systems for acquisition and reporting.

Small Animal Telemetry
PhysioTel HD-X and HD-S series telemetry implants are used in small animals such as mice, rats, ferrets or guinea pigs. These implants are capable of measuring pressure, temperature, activity and biopotential signals. 


Large Animal Telemetry

PhysioTel Digital M and L series implants are designed for single use or long-term implantation in animals of rabbit size or larger. These implants are capable of measuring pressure, temperature, activity and biopotential signals. 

Ponemah Software
Ponemah Analysis Modules are trusted by researchers worldwide to discover new insights into their research applications. Ponemah integrates validated algorithms to reliably obtain accurate, consistent results and quickly deliver these results to you. Operate with full compliance within GLP environments with the Ponemah Data Security Option. 


CNS Solutions

Small Animal CNS Solution
Experience the versatility of recording any combination of two biopotential channels (typically EEG and EMG), plus temperature and activity with the PhysioTel™ HD-X02 and HD-S02.

Hardwired Monitoring System
DSI’s hardwired (tethered) solutions provide a minimally invasive method to offer continuous measurement (EEG, EMG, EOG, etc.) during neuroscience studies with small animals.  Tethered solutions allow monitoring of up to 12 EEG/EMG channels per animal.


Large Animal 
Get the data you need by recording any combination of up to four biopotential channels (typically EEG, EMG, or ECG), plus temperature and activity with the PhysioTel™ Digital L03 and L04.

NeuroScore Software 
After data acquisition has taken place, DSI’s NeuroScore™ software can be used to efficiently analyze chronic data sets common to neuroscience studies.  This modular platform offers sleep scoring, seizure detection, video synchronization, and batchprocessing capabilities.


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About DSI Events

Data Sciences International (DSI) is involved in over 60 events every year. These include scientific meetings such as industry trade shows, courses and seminars, workshops, as well as educational user groups and symposia all over the world.

DSI supported educational events are scientific meetings organized in cooperation with a local institution or society, pharmaceutical company, university, or local telemetry user group. Educational event meetings serve as an educational forum in which researchers can freely share current scientific information with their peers, students, and other interested scientists.

Common to the general theme of the meetings is the data collected through physiological monitoring of freely moving conscious laboratory animals made possible through the use of fully implantable telemetry technology.

Presentations and posters on the latest methods employed by the presenting researchers enable those attending to benefit from the as yet unpublished work of peers. Presentations can be on a wide range of related research topics including surgical implantation methods, data analysis methods, treatment effects of new pharmaceutical compounds, new animal models, behavioral and physiological interactions, basic research on physiological systems, and numerous other whole animal chronic monitoring research topics.

Meetings are held in classroom style with ample time allowed for questions and discussion among the participants. Typical audience sizes run from 40 to 120.