DSI Events

ASR Wet Lab: Surgical Implantation of the M11 Device in Ferrets to Collect Blood Pressure, ECG, and Temperature

Wet labs will be held on Wednesday, September 26th during the ASR meeting.

Telemetry has become the gold standard of physiologic monitoring due to its ability to monitor numerous physiologic traits without the need for anesthesia or restraint. This decreases stress to the animals, increases the accuracy of the data and allows for a reduction in numbers of animals used and refinement of study design. Telemetry is used in multiple fields of biomedical research such as basic science, discovery and safety pharmacology. Ferrets are a useful species to study various respiratory diseases and function and cardiovascular data collection is an important addition to these studies. The steps for surgical implantation of this M11 telemetry device will first be demonstrated by an expert telemetry surgeon. Attendees will then have the opportunity to work individually, under the guidance of experienced surgeons to surgically implant devices in ferrets. Each attendee will implant a functional telemetry device so the live, physiologic signals can be viewed in real time. Emphasis will be placed on proper microsurgical technique and appropriate handling of the telemetry device. Prior surgical experience is strongly recommended, but not required. Surgical loupes and light sources or a microscope will be provided. 


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posters on the latest methods employed by the presenting researchers enable those attending to benefit from the as yet unpublished work of peers.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.