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Currently: To advance Parkinson’s Disease research by leveraging efficient rat breeding and mouse colony manage.
In the long term: Through the use of specialized animal tracking systems and innovative colony management software, we aim to support Dr. Howard S. Fox and Dr. Kelly Stauch in securing the necessary funding to further their groundbreaking work in preventing, treating, and potentially curing Parkinson’s Disease.
A more efficient and centralized rat-tracking system
In order to streamline and optimize rat breeding processes, the Fox Lab aims to introduce an advanced mouse tracking software that seamlessly integrates with existing label printers. The Fox Lab has several rat strains associated with several experiments in inventory. To optimize workflows, the Fox Lab requires a platform that seamlessly links the colony to experiments so that the team may keep track of important factors, such as how many animals are in inventory, which experiments they will be used in, whether they were transferred to the correct experiment, and more.
By adopting this comprehensive software solution, the Fox Lab wanted to move away from its digital and paper hybrid approach, which made daily tasks overcomplicated, having to shuffle through countless Excel sheets.
A centralized platform
eLabJournal offers the Fox Lab an all-in-one solution for efficient rat breeding management. This centralized platform seamlessly connects animals to experiments, allowing the Fox Lab to easily track crucial details, including mouse litter sizes, the gestation period for mice, and how fast mice reproduce. With eLabNext’s open ecosystem, the Fox Lab can integrate various third-party tools, including label printers, to further enhance its colony management process. Lastly, the eLabNext Mobile App makes it easy to pull data when away from the computer.
With eLabJournal, the Fox Lab can easily keep track of additional factors, such as:
For the Parkinson’s model, several females passed away during labor. With eLabJournal, the team could keep track and find out how many were dying compared to how many pairs were set. These findings are now in a paper recently submitted by the team.
An optimized lab mouse colony management process
eLabJournal offers a more efficient and centralized mouse tracking software compatible with the existing label printers. As a result, the Fox Lab may move away from the paper, digital hybrid approach for a more optimized experiment management process.
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