DTU Biosustain is working with the gut microbiome, including its health and function. Therefore, it is of vital importance that DTU can study the health of mice gut during experiments e.g. studying the effect of various types of treatment.
For studying of the muses, DTU wants to buy an 18 cage system of metabolic cages. The cages must be able to monitor calorimetry, activity, movement, bodyweight, food intake, endurance, activity and body temperature. This system must be kept in one cabinet in which temperature, light and humidity can be controlled. Also, a system which can collect urine and feces from individual mice which are to be frozen down directly upon collection must be included.
See more in appendix 1: Requirement specification.