Phenosys olfactometers available from Scitech are used in behavioural
assessments of odour detection and odour discrimination.
The multi-channel olfactometer by Phenosys provides fast-response odour
stimulation on animals or humans. Designed as a sophisticated tool for
visualising and quantifying activity in olfactory sensory neurons and the
olfactory bulb for investigating olfactory quality coding, Phenosys olfactometers
allow perfect control of multiple stimuli and stimulus concentration.
The complex preparation of high quality odour mixtures has now been made
a standard laboratory routine with the automated olfactometer and its software.
Phenosys olfactometers find application in olfactory stimulation with
pure or mixed odours, concentration gradients or multiple odour mixtures for
electrophysiology or imaging studies of olfactory quality coding, investigation
of higher cognitive functions using odour, and in translational research for
testing routines for specific human disease models.
Key features of Phenosys olfactometers include choice of several sizes from
2-8 odours to 2-8 different stimulus ports; custom configurations possible with
up to 20 independent mass flow controllers and 60-100 solenoid valves; can be combined
with virtual reality systems such as the Phenosys Jet Ball; and operant
schedule programming available on request, can be used with operant systems by
third party vendors.
For more information, please visit the Scitech
website www.scitech.com.au or call (03) 9480 4999.