Translational Research with the MouseOx® Plus

The goal of translational research is to take research from the lab bench to the hospital bedside as quickly as possible, but also, to take observations from the clinic back to the research lab. There are a number of ways to make this happen: 

  • Use equipment and techniques in research that can be translated directly into clinical practice 
  • Integrate knowledge and experience from many different research disciplines in order to accelerate development of beneficial clinical diagnoses and treatments 
  • Increase collaboration, data sharing and a closer relationship between the clinical and the research lab 

How the MouseOx® Plus Fits into Translational Research 

The MouseOx® Plus can be an integral part of translational research:

  • Pulse oximetry is a universally accepted clinical diagnosis and monitoring modality from emergency response through surgery to post-op care.  It is also often the sole monitor used in conscious sedation (e.g., dental office sedation).   
  • Pulse oximetry has only been available for use on mice and rats and other small laboratory animals within the last few years, with the introduction of the MouseOx Plus® Small Animal Pulse Oximeter 
  • The MouseOx® and MouseOx Plus®  oximeters have been used in a wide range of research applications and published in many life science research publications including:
    • Influenza, Pnemonia, RSV & Other Acute Respiratory Disorders 
    • Lung Injury 
    • Lung Cancer, COPD, Sleep Apnea & Other Chronic Respiratory Disorders  
    • Shock Models 
    • Stroke & Brain Injury 
    • Hypertension, Hypotension & Other Cardiovascular Disorders  
    • Hypoxia & Inhalation Studies 
    • Vital Signs Monitoring During Imaging 
    • Vital Signs Monitoring During Surgery & Experiments Requiring Anesthesia 
    • Pharmacology & Toxicology Studies