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HIPL Facilities

DXA scan
Full body DXA scan for body composition analysis

Cardiovascular laboratory
Radiofrequency shielded room for performing cardiac and vascular studies

  • GE Vivid S6 Ultrasound and mobile console
  • Ivy Biomedical Cardiac trigger monitor
  • Finometer blood pressure monitor
  • Millar microtip pulse transducer SPT-301 and TC510 control unit
  • Multigon vascular Doppler system
  • Vascular research tools medical imaging software
  • Windaq data acquisition system
  • Windaq playback and analysis software
  • Colin automated blood pressure monitor
  • Colin tilt table
  • Hospital bed

Body composition laboratory
Assessment of body composition using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry

Exercise and metabolism laboratories
Performing exercise testing and metabolism studies (resting energy expenditure, oral glucose tolerance testing, intravenous glucose tolerance testing, skeletal muscle biopsies, high fat meal challenges)

  • Quinton Q-stress┬ácardiac stress testing system
  • Quinton TM65 treadmill
  • Parvomedics TrueOne 2400 metabolic cart
  • Phillips Medical HeartStart AED and emergency crash cart
  • ActiGraph GT3x physical activity monitors
  • SpaceLabs 90207 ambulatory blood pressure units
  • COLIN Press-mate automated blood pressure monitor
  • Hospital bed
  • Phlebotomy chair

Biochemistry lab
Preparing blood and tissue (skeletal muscle) for storage and analyses

  • Eppendorf refrigerated centrifuge
  • YSI 2300 STAT Plus and YSI 2700 SELECT glucose analyzers with turntable
  • Tuttanauer 2540EA autoclave
  • Upright refrigerators/freezers
  • Isotemp -80 freezer with liquid CO2 control
  • Scotsman icemaker

Recruitment and data analysis

  • Computers with desktop publishing /productivity software
  • Nutrient Data Systems for Research software for dietary intake analysis
  • SPSS and JMP statistical software
  • SigmaPlot graphing software
  • ActiLife software for physical activity assessment using ActiGraph GT3x monitors

Locker room, shower, and restroom dedicated for research participants

Contact Us:

Garvin Innovation Building
1872 Pratt Drive, Suite 1575
Blacksburg, VA 24060

YSI 2300 STAT PLUS glucose analyzer
DXA scan
DXA scan