Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Coming soon: flexiWare 7.5

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of flexiWare 7.5 which will greatly facilitate your dose response studies as well as supporting our new multi-subject extension (MSX). More details on the new features of flexiWare 7.5 to follow shortly on this blog.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Join us in a discussion about the flexiVent

SCIREQ is hosting a flexiVent User Group Meeting Wednesday, April 24, 2013 following the Experimental Biology conference in Boston. Join our team for a day of scientific presentations and discussions to learn more about the flexiVent’s capabilities and its applications and share your feedback with other users. We look forward to your participation at this event.

Discussion sessions during the meeting will include:

  • flexiVent FX: overview, functionality and applications
  • Refining the Dose Response: What’s on Your Axis?
  • Introduction to the new Multi-Subject Extension (MSX)
  • Product demonstration
  • User presentations
  • Frequently asked questions

We will have the flexiVent FX and the MSX hardware extension all run on our latest flexiWare software (version 7.5) available for demonstration. If there are other topics you are interested in discussing, please let us know.

DATE: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
TIME: 9 am – 3 pm
LOCATION: Westin Copley Place Hotel, 10 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02116

Please submit your registration by APRIL 8, 2013.

The easiest way to register is by filling out our online form. You can also contact us via email at [email protected]


Monday, March 18, 2013


Our team just returned from the Society of Toxicology's 52nd Annual Meeting in San Antonio and it was a great success! We would like to thank everyone who visited the SCIREQ booth to discuss current and potential applications for our inExpose and flexiVent FX systems.

We look forward to a further discussion at Experimental Biology in Boston. Join us at booth #446 from April 21-23.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


If your plans include attending the Society of Toxicology’s 52nd Annual Meeting, we invite you to visit us at booth 1128!  While in San Antonio, discuss your studies with our team, discover how our latest developments can impact your research and experience our systems for pre-clinical inhalation exposure and lung function measurements.


It is now easier than ever to compare inhaled challenges across studies thanks to new features available in our software. Nebulizer output may change over time and certainly varies from one substance to another.  To address the variability, we have suggested characterizing the nebulizer before and perhaps throughout experiments. The latest version of our software includes a characterization procedure that embeds the nebulizer output within the experiment data file. In addition, it uses the results of the characterization to calculate delivered dose following an inhaled challenge. The combination of these new features allows for further refinement in how the data are reported and interpreted and provides a level of standardization that was previously unavailable.


Following the preview available last fall at the SPS conference in Phoenix, view and discuss results from our collaboration with Dr. Simon Authier of CiToxLAB that aimed to test a novel approach (high frequency airwave oscillometry) to measure airway resistance non-invasively in conscious dogs and non-human primates  while recording conventional breathing parameters (e.g. tidal volume, respiratory rate).

Results are promising for applications in large animal toxicology studies as airwave oscillometry was well tolerated and more sensitive than some conventional respiratory parameters to drug-induced bronchoconstriction in non-human primates.

Learn more at the poster presentation on Monday, March 11th from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.
Session: Animal Models—Measurements and Validation
Abstract #757, Poster Board #636


When it comes to inhalation exposure, SCIREQ offers the inExpose: a precise, bench top inhalation exposure system with customizable turn-key solutions from toxin generation to exhaust disposal, with real-time monitoring and control features, as well as computerized data acquisition and analysis. Its modular, compact form factor reduces direct and indirect costs, minimizes unintentional dilution and is ideal for use in a standard laboratory, without the need for a purpose-built facility.
Interested in respiratory mechanics? Come see our flexiVent with its Multi-Subject Extension (MSX). The flexiVent system has long been considered the gold standard for pre-clinical respiratory mechanics assessments. When used in combination with the MSX, it offers distinct study design advantages and greatly increases the efficiency of experimentation. The system will allow you to accelerate data collection and expediently carry out time-sensitive studies.

Visit our booth to discuss aerosol challenges or lung function measurements in conscious subjects, or for a demonstration of the inExpose or flexiVent. We look forward to speaking with you in San Antonio!

Exhibit hours:

Monday, March 11           9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, March 12          8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday, March 13     8:30 AM - 4:30 PM