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Bruker Minispec LF50

Bruker Minispec LF50 (located in the Clinical Center (CCAW) Animal Wing) can be utilized for whole body composition analysis in live mice. The Minispec non-invasively and non-destructively acquires and analyzes time-domain nuclear magnetic resonance (TD-NMR) signals from all protons in the animal and provides body composition results in the form of the percentage of lean, fat and fluid in the animal. Analysis time is less than 2 minutes per animal, no anesthesia is necessary, and there is minimal preparation time required. The LF50 will analyze animals weighing up to 80g.  A Bruker engineer has calibrated the machine. Training will be provided to researchers wishing to use the Bruker Minispec to analyze their mice.