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.

PIs cannot register for an account using the Login button.  To be added to the system, PIs need to send their UIN and Netid username to

External users who are not eligible for a TAMU Netid can sign up or login using iLab credentials.

After you have an account, login at the CoreFacilities page and scroll until you come to the Rodent Pre-Clinical Phenotyping Core. Click here to view all the services provided.

 

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
Digigait/ hr $15
Morris Water Maze/ hr $3
EchoMRI-100H/ hr $15
Stortz Rodent Endoscope/ hr $31
Vevo 3100 Ultrasound/ hr $52
SumnoSuite/ hr $10
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
OsmoPRO/ hr $8
Analysis Computers/ hr $5
Tubewriter/ 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

 

 

OsmoPro Multi-Sample Micro-Osmometer

Chemical

The OsmoPRO features a convenient carousel design that handles up to 20 samples, an intuitive touchscreen interface, and industry-leading performance.

OsmoPro Multi-Sample Micro-Osmometer

Radial Arm Maze

Behavior

The radial arm maze is a test for spatial, working, and reference learning and memory in mice and allows for

Radial Arm Maze

Barnes Maze

Behavior

The Barnes maze is a well-known paradigm to study spatial learning and memory. This maze consists of a circular table

Barnes Maze

Leica ASP300 Tissue Processor

Histology

The Leica ASP300 is designed for routine clinical and research histopathology and is an innovative, smart processor for paraffin infiltration

Leica ASP300 Tissue Processor

Rotarod Test for Mice

Behavior

The Rotarod Test is used to assess motor coordination or fatigue resistance on mice and rats using one unit in

Rotarod Test for Mice

Leica EG1150 Tissue Embedding

Histology

The Leica EG1150 modular tissue embedding center incorporates two separate components, the Leica EG1150 C cold plate, and the Leica EG1150H

Leica EG1150 Tissue Embedding

Leica Rotary Microtome 2165

Histology

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

Leica Rotary Microtome 2165

TubeWriter 360

TubeWriter

Any tube, any vial, any size: The TubeWriter 360 prints on anything that will fit under the printhead including the

TubeWriter 360

EchoMRI-100H

Metabolic

EchoMRI-100H for body composition analysis of whole body fat, lean, free water, and total water masses in live animals weighing

EchoMRI-100H

Stortz Rodent Endoscope

Cancer

For use in small animal endoscopy for various diagnostic, surgical, and orthopedic indications

Stortz Rodent Endoscope

Heart Monitoring ECGenie

Cardiovascular

The Mouse Specifics, Inc.’s ECGenie is a rapid non-invasive solution for recording electrocardiograms (ECGs) in awake mice, rats, and guinea

Heart Monitoring ECGenie

TSE Phenomaster

Metabolic

TSE Phenomaster measures food/water intake, activity monitoring, and calorimetry/O2/CO2 measurements.

TSE Phenomaster

Hatteras Diuresis Cages

Metabolic

Unique nonwetting polymethylpentene funnel and cone design automatically separates feces and urine for accurate metabolic monitoring without urine wash-over. Exterior

Hatteras Diuresis Cages

Morris Water Maze

Behavior

The Water maze is a well-known paradigm to study spatial learning and memory. The maze consists of a large circular

Morris Water Maze

Small Animal Stereotaxic System

Behavior

Small animal stereotaxic system provides researchers with not only greater ease, but more accurate readings than the vernier scales commonly

Small Animal Stereotaxic System

Shuttle Cages with Shock Floor

Behavior

Fully modular Habitest configuration for active and passive Avoidance experiments in rodents. With Habitest, users can create an endless variety

Shuttle Cages with Shock Floor

Vevo 3100 Ultrasound

Cancer

With a powerful combination of high frame rates and advanced image processing, the Vevo 3100 reduces speckle noise and artifacts

Vevo 3100 Ultrasound

Rotarod Test Rats and Mice

Behavior

The IITC Rotarod Test is used to assess the effect of drugs on the motor coordination or fatigue resistance on

Rotarod Test Rats and Mice

Digigait Analysis system

Behavior

Digigait Analysis System is a comprehensive gait analysis instrument used to measure voluntary treadmill walking, hopping and running speeds, on

Digigait Analysis system

Coulbourn Habitest System

Behavior

HABITEST is designed to make it possible to implement most behavioral test protocols in a single system of modular test

Coulbourn Habitest System

Chatillon Force Measurement

Skeletomuscular

The Chatillon Grip Strength allows investigators to test the maximum force of a mouse’s grip which will be stored on

Chatillon Force Measurement

Abaxis VetScan VS2 Chemistry Analyzer

Chemical

Abaxis VetScan VS2 Chemistry Analyzer is a state-of-the-art chemistry, electrolyte, immunoassay and blood gas analyzer that delivers uncompromising accuracy from

Abaxis VetScan VS2 Chemistry Analyzer

Abaxis VetScan HM5 Hematology System

Chemical

The Abaxis VetScan HM5 Color Hematology System is a fully-automated, five-part differential hematology analyzer displaying a comprehensive 22-parameter complete blood

Abaxis VetScan HM5 Hematology System