Rodent Preclinical Phenotyping Core:
The Rodent Preclinical Phenotyping Core (RPPC) houses various instruments to measure and quantitate mouse physiology and behavior. We offer a wide variety of state of the art equipment to help expedite comprehensive research in many fields, including Behavior, Cardiovascular, Cancer, Chemical, Metabolic, and Skeletomuscular. Training and experimental support is available.
Our Mission Statement:
The murine model provides an invaluable vector to study the effects of genetic, biotic and environmental agents across a population. Our mission is to provide the resources necessary for a multidisciplinary field of investigators to research these effects and potential solutions to those impacted.
– Your Rodent Pre-Clinical Phenotyping Team
To Reserve Equipment:
Most equipment listed below can be reserved through the iLab portal.
To use the facilities managed via the iLab system, you will need to establish an account. For a member of a lab to be able to make requests in iLab, the lab’s PI must already be a registered user.
External users who are not eligible for a TAMU Netid can sign up or login using iLab credentials.
Please contact Alexandra Trott for more information.
TAMU Price List:
For outside institution prices contact Alexandra Trott.
|Noldus Barnes Maze/ hr||$16|
|Noldus Radial Arm Maze/ hr||$16|
|Noldus Open Field/ hr||$16|
|Noldus Sociability Chambers/ hr||$16|
|Tru Scan Activity Monitoring System/ hr||$13|
|Coulbourn Habitest/ hr||$17|
|Chatillon Force Measurement/ hr||$10|
|Rotarod Test/ hr||$15|
|Morris Water Maze/ hr||$3|
|Stortz Rodent Endoscope/ hr||$31|
|Vevo 3100 Ultrasound/ hr||$52|
|Heart Monitoring ECGenie/ hr||$18|
|Hatteras Mouse Multi Channel Blood Pressure Analysis System/ hr||$12|
|TSE PhenoMaster/ hr||$16|
|Hatteras Diuresis Cages/ hr||$18|
|Abaxis VetScan HM5 Hematology System/ hr||$8|
|Abaxis VetScan VS2 Chemistry Analyzer/ hr||$5|
|Abaxis VetScan VSPro Chemistry Analyzer/ hr||$5|
|Analysis Computers/ hr||$5|
|Leica Embedding Station/ hr||$5|
|Leica Rotary Microtome/ hr||$5|
|Leica Tissue Processor/ per cassette||$1.50|
|Hourly rate of staff/ hr||$30|
The OsmoPRO features a convenient carousel design that handles up to 20 samples, an intuitive touchscreen interface, and industry-leading performance.
The VETSCAN VSpro is a state-of-the-art specialty analyzer that offers a growing test menu. The PT/aPTT and fibrinogen tests currently offered
The radial arm maze is a test for spatial, working, and reference learning and memory in mice and allows for
The Barnes maze is a well-known paradigm to study spatial learning and memory. This maze consists of a circular table
The Leica ASP300 is designed for routine clinical and research histopathology and is an innovative, smart processor for paraffin infiltration
The Rotarod Test is used to assess motor coordination or fatigue resistance on mice and rats using one unit in
The Leica EG1150 modular tissue embedding center incorporates two separate components, the Leica EG1150 C cold plate, and the Leica EG1150H
The highly versatile LEICA RM 2165 fully motorized rotary microtome is both suitable for routine applications in the medical laboratory and for semi-thin plastic
Any tube, any vial, any size: The TubeWriter 360 prints on anything that will fit under the printhead including the
EchoMRI-100H for body composition analysis of whole body fat, lean, free water, and total water masses in live animals weighing
For use in small animal endoscopy for various diagnostic, surgical, and orthopedic indications
The Mouse Specifics, Inc.’s ECGenie is a rapid non-invasive solution for recording electrocardiograms (ECGs) in awake mice, rats, and guinea
TSE Phenomaster measures food/water intake, activity monitoring, and calorimetry/O2/CO2 measurements.
Unique nonwetting polymethylpentene funnel and cone design automatically separates feces and urine for accurate metabolic monitoring without urine wash-over. Exterior
The Water maze is a well-known paradigm to study spatial learning and memory. The maze consists of a large circular
Small animal stereotaxic system provides researchers with not only greater ease, but more accurate readings than the vernier scales commonly
Three-chamber sociability monitoring system for behavior analysis.
Fully modular Habitest configuration for active and passive Avoidance experiments in rodents. With Habitest, users can create an endless variety
With a powerful combination of high frame rates and advanced image processing, the Vevo 3100 reduces speckle noise and artifacts
The TRU SCAN system is a versatile and simple system to monitor open field activity. Coulbourn’s TRU SCAN arenas feature
The IITC Rotarod Test is used to assess the effect of drugs on the motor coordination or fatigue resistance on
The MC4000 Multi Channel Blood Pressure Analysis System is a non-invasive instrument designed to help researchers efficiently and effectively obtain
Digigait Analysis System is a comprehensive gait analysis instrument used to measure voluntary treadmill walking, hopping and running speeds, on
HABITEST is designed to make it possible to implement most behavioral test protocols in a single system of modular test
The Chatillon Grip Strength allows investigators to test the maximum force of a mouse’s grip which will be stored on
Abaxis VetScan VS2 Chemistry Analyzer is a state-of-the-art chemistry, electrolyte, immunoassay and blood gas analyzer that delivers uncompromising accuracy from
The Abaxis VetScan HM5 Color Hematology System is a fully-automated, five-part differential hematology analyzer displaying a comprehensive 22-parameter complete blood