Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (TIGSS) has established number of shared resources to support genomics research.

 

Rodent Preclinical Phenotyping Core:

The Rodent Preclinical Phenotyping Core 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.

 

Contact Alexandra Trott for more information about pricing and any other details.

 

 

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.

Rotarod Test for Mice

Behavior

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

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

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 the most widely applicable and comprehensive gait analysis instrumentation available. It can measure voluntary and treadmill

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

CHATILLON force measurement systems include handheld force, torque, and ergonomic gauges, plus mechanical, motorized and digital force testing systems. Its

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