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Measurements of respiration rates can be performed with our sensors in a variety of matrixes. Typically, a closed chamber (air-tight) with a regulated temperature is used and PyroScience sensors spots or fiber sensors are integrated in the measurement chamber.

Our REDFLASH technology allows measurements in low-light environments and less stress of the examined animals.

Using our solution, the respiration rates were measured of:

  • Enclosed sediments, soils or biofilms
  • Measurement of respiration of plants, animals, algae or fish

 

Our ready-to-use sensor respiration vials were specially designed for this application. These vials are available with integrated oxygen, pH and temperature sensor stripes with different volumes and can be closed air-tight. Addition of compounds is possible by puncturing the septum in the lid with injection needles.

 

 

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