This fiber optic oxygen monitoring system uses a fluorescence lifetime technique to achieve highly stable measurements of oxygen consumption in very small samples. It is used for biological measurements such as mitochondrial oxygen uptake, islet oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and enzyme reaction rates.
The optical sensors have several advantages over polarographic electrodes, including lower maintenance, longer-lasting calibrations, no stirring artifacts, virtually zero oxygen consumption by the sensor, excellent performance at low pO2 levels, a lower temperature coefficient, and the ability to measure gaseous as well as dissolved oxygen.
The system was available with either 175, 500 or 1000 µL chambers and in one to four channel configurations. The software conrolled up to eight channels.
This system was discontinued in 2020. Please contact us if you need repairs on an existing system.
For laboratory research use only; not for human use.