Surgical/Imaging Equipment

RS-2000 Biological Irradiator

  • Small Animal and Cell irradiation.
  • No isotopes- replaces cesium and cobalt sources.
  • Touch-screen operation – programmable.
  • 160 kV operation @ 25mA.
  • Mouse cages- up to 5 mice at a time 1.2 Gy/min (120 rads/min) and a 94% dose distribution.
  • Cells- dose rats of >5 Gy/min (500 rads/min) filtered and up to >17 Gy/min unfiltered.

Multiplate® Analyzer

  • Electrical platelet function analyzer.
  • Whole blood 300 μl per test up to 5 tests at once.
  • Programmed pipette programs for routine tests.
  • Customizable for different testing situations.
  • 10 minute test time.

TEG® 5000 Thrombelastograph® Hemostatis Analyzer

  • Whole blood clotting/fibrinolysis analyzer.
  • 360 μl per test up to 4 tests at once.
  • Measurements include:
    • Recalcification
    • Kaolin addition
    • Assay for measuring ADP and AA (platelet function tests)
    • Tissue Factor addition
    • Fibrin measurement

IDEXX VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer

  • 39 species and age-specific reference ranges.
  • 18 supported species.
  • 26 different tests.
  • 40 μl of sample to run one test, 10 μl for each additional test.
  • 6 minutes for results.

Start4® Hemostasis Analyzer

  • Analysis of blood clotting factors.
  • Programmable and pre-programmed assays.
  • Electronic pipetting.
  • Up to 50 μl/test of plasma.
  • Results in 3-5 minutes.
  • 17 different tests.
  • 4 samples run at one time.

Hemavet 950 FS (Veterinary Cell Counter)

  • 20 parameters including platelets.
  • 20 μl/test of whole blood.
  • Results in 3 minutes.
  • 5 part white blood cell differentials.
  • 2 pre-programmed species (mouse and rat).
  • Additional species can be run.

Buxco® FinePointe Whole Body Plethysmography and Pulmonary Function Testing

Whole Body Plethysmography

  • Animals unrestrained and untethered (up to 4 mice).
  • Measures box flow which is indirectly caused by respiratory flow.
  • Respiratory flow and flow parameters estimated from box flow.
  • Measure time of pause and time of break (indicators of airway irritation).
  • Aerosol delivery system.

Pulmonary function tests

  • For the functional residual capacity (FRC) test, subjects must be spontaneously-breathing.
  • For other tests, subjects may be ventilated (ventilator included) or spontaneously-breathing.
  • 2 subjects can are anesthetized and the tests are automated.
  • Direct measurements of pulmonary mechanics- lung resistance and dynamic compliance.


  • Non-invasive imaging of the colon.
  • Record video as well as take snapshots for future analysis.
  • Ability to take biopsies.

Vevo770 System

  • Small animal ultrasound for mice and rats.
  • In-vivo visualization and assessment.
  • Measurements of anatomical structures and hemodynamic functions.
  • 3 scan heads for differing depth.
  • 3D acquisition and visualization.
Need more information?

If your research would benefit from the use of any W.M. Keck Center instrumentation, please contact Victoria Ploplis for availability.