Small Animal Telemetry
DSI offers multiple telemetry implants options for rats and similar sized animals that measure a variety of parameters.
The design of the implant allows for subcutaneous or intraperitoneal placement. PhysioTelTM implants can be re-sterilized between uses, extending their life and reducing costs. To further reduce costs, researchers have found the DSI Exchange Program to be an incredible value.
Scientists seeking greater parameter accuracy (e.g. dP/dt) will find the HD-S21 to be ideal for high-fidelity applications. DSI has developed a technical note entitled, “DSI Pressure Sensing Technologies in Small Animal Chronic Monitoring Applications” to provide further information about how this technology advancement will enable many new small animal monitoring possibilities.
Telemetry Implants for Small Animals
PhysioTel® Hybrid Digital (HD) Implants
PhysioTel HD telemetry implants include new features that our clients have asked for to enhance data security, reduce study setup time, and maximize battery life:
- Enhance data security with Animal ID: Each animal is paired to a receiver to ensure data collected is from the intended animal. This prevents data from accidentally being collected by the incorrect neighboring receiver.
- Reduce study setup time with Auto-Calibration: Saves time because the software automatically downloads the factory programmed calibrations, reducing human error and making lost calibrations an inconvenience of the past.
- Maximize battery life with Battery On-Time Counter: Automatically tracks battery life and triggers an alarm in the software when remaining battery is low, ensuring data accuracy and quality product performance.