The MM-100 Metabolic Monitor is a complete system for measuring oxygen consumption in the small animal. 1 to 16 animals can be measured. Using the latest technology in paramagnetic O2, infrared CO2, and thermal mass flowmeter analyzers, it automatically computes O2 consumption, CO2 production, and respiratory exchange ratios (RER).
Simple set up and operation: The animal is placed in the provided chamber and allowed to equilibrate for 5 - 10 minutes. All gas and flow measurements, and computed results are shown on the front panel LCD display panel. A serial port connection sends the measurements to any attached computer. Using the included WindowsTM software, the readings for O2 consumption and CO2 production, along with their moving time averages, are plotted. Data can be logged to simple ASCII files for further analysis. Standardization against room air is automatically performed at intervals, so the accuracy of the system is maintained for long intervals of monitoring.