The DST loggers have been used in the biomedical industry for several years. Star-Oddi data storage tags are a great asset to researchers in various stages of drug developement because of their small size, high accuracy and biocompatibility.
Star-Oddi DST product family features four different sizes: centi, milli, micro and nano, they vary in memory size, battery life and sensors. The sensors offered are temperature and heart rate. The DST housing is made of alumina, a biocompatible ceramic material that is not recognized as a foreign body by the recieving organism when implanted and do not affect animals‘ health in any way when implanted. The loggers can be sterilized in a gas sterilizer or liquid i.e. 70-80% ethanol. The same logger can be reused as long as the battery last assuring dependability of the obtained measurements. All Star-Oddi probes are delivered with an individual calibration certificate, verifying temperature accuracy at each temperature calibration point.
Advantages at a glance
Telemetry and/or logging
Simple and cost effective
Group, unconfined housing
Leadless heart rate measurements
Altough suitable for many fields, Star-Oddi DST loggers have mainly been used during preclinical studies.
The DST loggers have proven to be a valuable research tool in virology, vaccinology, toxicology and safety studies for collecting temperature data from research animals. Researchers appreciate the logger's extremely small size, stable accuracy and biocompatible material suitable for implantation in animals. The DST stores recorded data in its internal memory. Using an implanted data logger enhances the quality of measurements. The studied subject does not have to be handled in order to take measurements and you can obtain data 24 hours a day up to once a second as long as the memory lasts.
Star-Oddi offeres telemetry system that allows for group housing with minimal cross talk. The system allows for measuring temperature and heart rate, it logs the data into memory and transmits the data to a PC computer.
Using the DST loggers is quick and simple. Star-Oddi probes are supported by Mercury software and the Communication Box, which works as an interface between the logger and the computer. Logger is started after the user has selected the start time and sampling interval through the Mercury software. Then the logger is ready to be implanted or deployed. Implantation of the probe requires minor surgery. When the probe is retrieved the recorded data is uploaded in the software, where the results can be analyzed in graphic and tabular form. When data has been retrieved the logger can easily be sterilized and reset for new recordings.