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Animals and Telemetry

About us

The role of the Animal and Telemetry Core is to provide surgical services such as the reduced uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP) model of preeclampsia, implantation of telemetry transmitters for measurement of conscious 24 hr/d blood pressure, heart rate, activity, body temperature; implantation of arterial/venous catheters, and osmotic mini-pumps.


Damian Romero
Damian Romero, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director, Animals and Telemetry Research Core
Faculty Profile


  • Laboratory Animal Facilities (telemetry services) 
  • Guyton Research Laboratories Complex


  • Ponemah Telemetry Systems (Data Sciences, Ponemah system, 60 receivers, and 2 computers) 
  • Three surgical stations with the necessary equipment, heated surgical tables, and infusion pumps

Core services

Surgical services, implantation of:

  1. osmotic mini pumps and drug delivery pellets
  2. arterial venous catheters, and
  3. radiotelemeters for continuous measurement of blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and activity