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Intermittent hypoxic conditioning has emerged as accepted protocol for study of plasticity in respiratory and cardiovascular control. The various protocols for conditioning all have a central need to exchange gases in a controlled and cost efficient manner. By reducing dead space, adding vacuum elimination and precise timing adjustments, Steven Torontali has developed a unique device that allows for a wide range of conditioning paradigms while keeping gas costs at a minimum. The third generation of this conditioning chamber works best from high pressure liquid nitrogen tanks providing for 10 days of 12h/d conditioning (5%O2 nadir every 5 minutes). The two compartment design allows each to have independent cycling schedules and gas concentrations. Additionally, cages can remain in the chamber when not conditioning allowing the vacuum feature to provide fresh air and remove odors. Please feel free contact me with any questions.

David M Baekey, PhD
david.baekey@case.edu