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Preclinical Discovery Core (BWH)

Director: Jasuja, Ravi, Ph.D.

Location: 221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02118


The Preclinical Discovery Core (PDC) provides the infrastructural and consultative support for non-invasive measurements of alterations in body composition, muscle performance, physical function and metabolic performance to facilitate longitudinal studies of FPTs during aging and metabolic stress. The PDC is also continuing its mission to spearhead innovation- development of novel 7Tesla MRI techniques to provide mechanistic insights into FPT interventions.





  • CLAMS HC Comprehensive Lab Animal Monitoring System ( Animal physiology monitoring system )

    "Columbus Instruments Comprehensive Lab Animal Monitoring System CLAMS is the premiere system of its kind. Incorporating sub-systems for open circuit calorimetry, activity, body mass, feeding, drinking, food access control, running wheel, urine collection, sleep detection, body core temperature and heart rate in an optional environmental chamber: Oxymax/CLAMS is the one-test solution for simultaneous multi parameter assessment of 1 to 32 test animals.

    Operation of Oxymax/CLAMS and data collection is performed by an integrated program. The resulting secure data sets can be exported to Comma Separated Value (CSV) files and provide the link between Oxymax/CLAMS and your existing data analysis tools. Additional data reduction tools allow for the de-collating of data by parameter to facilitate analysis from a parameter perspective. All data can be reviewed graphically & numerically in real-time during collection. "

  • ECHOMRI 700 model body composition analyzer ( Body composition analyzer )

  • Oxymax 0233-002M Model open circuit calorimeter ( Animal activity monitoring system )

  • Rodent grip strength peak force meter ( Animal physiology monitoring system )

  • Six lane rodent treadmill ( Treadmill )

    Features adjustable speed, inclination and shock plates.


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Last updated: 2018-01-17T15:27:41.045-05:00

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