Tue, May 08 2018

Zebrafish critical swimming speed

Dr. Maria Bertuzzi & Dr. Konstantinos Ampatzis from Karolinska Institutet used a Loligo® 5 L swim tunnel respirometer to test the critical swimming speed (Ucrit) in multiple adult zebrafish. The researchers investigated the functional flexibility of motoneurons and how the neurons execute locomotion at different speeds. Specifically, Bertuzzi & Ampatzis found that cholinergic interneurons are present in the zebrafish spinal cord and differentially control the excitability of distinct classes of motoneurons (slow, intermediate and fast) in a muscarinic dependent manner. Their unexpected findings are published in Nature’s Scientific ReportsScientific Reports.

Full article:

Spinal cholinergic interneurons differentially control motoneuron excitability and alter the locomotor network operational range

Maria Bertuzzi & Konstantinos Ampatzis (2018)

Scientific Reports

Link to article

Wed, Apr 18 2018

SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting

Loligo® Systems will be present at the SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting. The 5-day annual meeting will take place in Rome and will feature a variety of training, networking and learning opportunities. Between 2,000 and 2,500 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from academia, business and government, representing an average of 60 countries, provides a unique networking opportunity and a chance for cross-collaboration long after the closing session.

We invite everyone to come visit our booth for a talk, product showcasing or just to say hello.

Thu, Apr 12 2018

New MicroResp™ video tutorial

Our new MicroRespTM software for automated microplate respirometry handles device communication, calibration, data acquisition, analysis and statistics – all in an intuitive and user-friendly way as shown in this video tutorial:

Feel free to ask us any questions about MicroResp™ or contact us about a quote.

You can find additional videos about our products in our video section.

Fri, Mar 16 2018

New oxygen and temperature control systems

Our new WitroxCTRL systems allow wireless monitoring, logging and control of water temperature and oxygen saturation in up to 24 independent tanks from a single computer.

The system comes with user-friendly software and all necessary hardware, except for a PC.


  •          Fiber optic oxygen sensing technology
  •          Manage up to 24 independent tanks
  •          WitroxCTRL software with intuitive user interface
  •          Easy calibration
  •          Choose any measuring unit
  •          Create automated protocols (stat, steps, sinusoid, custom control)
  •          Unbeaten accuracy and stability of oxygen and temperature sensing
  •          Maintenance free operation
  •          For use with full strength sea water or freshwater

Visit our website to learn more about the capabilities of the WitroxCTRL system. Feel free to contact us regarding a quote or if you have any questions about our new oxygen and temperature control system.

Fri, Feb 09 2018

New Automated Ucrit Systems

If you are using a Loligo® swim tunnel for swim trials only (no O2 measurements), our new AutoSwim software will automate water velocity control via a wireless Bluetooth device (DAQ-BT).

Our complete systems for swimming performance includes a swim tunnel, our new and user-friendly AutoSwim software and everything needed for automated water velocity control and calibration. Applications include:

  • Ucrit tests
  • Swimming behavior
  • Forced exercise
  • Swimming kinematics

As well as experiments requiring accurate and computerized control of activity level/swimming speed.

We offer a variety of mini, large and very large swim tunnels that are suitable for animals ranging in sizes from 1 g – 15 kg, and can withstand water velocities from 0.7 – 200 cm/s.

Feel free to contact us regarding a quote or if you have any questions about our complete systems for swimming performance.

Thu, Feb 01 2018

Coral reef larvae respirometry

In a new study, Dr. Xaymara Serrano from NOAA used a 200 µl microplate system to measure oxygen consumption in two species of Caribbean reef coral larvae. The team from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, both in Miami, looked at the effects of multiple stressors on the performance of the larvae, and published the results in Coral Reefs including a detailed description on how they used the equipment to determine oxygen consumption rates in such minute organisms.

Full article:

Effects of thermal stress and nitrate enrichment on the larval performance of two Caribbean reef corals
Xaymara M. Serrano, Margaret W. Miller, James C. Hendee, Brittany A. Jensen, Justine Z. Gapayao, Christina Pasparakis, Martin Grosell, Andrew C. Baker (2017)
Coral Reefs

Link to article

Mon, Jan 15 2018

Symposium: CO2 Highs and Lows

Loligo® Systems is a proud sponsor of the upcoming symposium Lessons from two high CO2 worlds - future oceans and intensive aquaculture taking place in São Miguel, Azores, 10 – 12 April 2018.

This symposium will bring together climate change and aquaculture scientists to stimulate discussion on the direction of future research priorities and mitigation strategies to alleviate negative impacts of high CO2 on future aquatic ecosystems and the sustainable production of fish, invertebrates and algae in aquaculture.

Read more about the symposium or book your place with an early bird booking on or before 3rd of February 2018.

Wed, Dec 20 2017

Microplate Respirometry Software Tool

We present a new software called MicroResp™ for users of our microplate respirometry systems.

MicroResp™ is user-friendly software for Windows that will automate microplate respirometry, calculate and analyze respiration data, and get the most out of your oxygen microplate reader.

It replaces old and current programs entirely as this one piece of software handles device communication, calibration, data acquisition, analysis, and statistics.

Hence, this software will save you a lot of time for experiments and post-analysis, and provide more accurate oxygen and MO2 data with a higher time resolution. 


  • Individual sensor spot calibration (2-points)
  • Faster sampling rate (<5 sec)
  • Randomize wells (control/treatment)
  • Graph/Analyze data based on treatments
  • Calculate respiration rates in real-time
  • Compensate for background respiration
  • Normalize oxygen values
  • Operate multiple readers from a single PC
  • Save data, graphs and statistics to Excel file

Feel free to ask us any questions about MicroResp™ or contact us about a quote.


Fri, Dec 15 2017

SICB 2018

Loligo® Systems welcomes everyone to join us at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB). The event will take place at San Francisco Marriott Marquis on January 3rd to January 7th. We will man booth #202. Feel free to join us for a talk, product showcasing or just to say hello.

SICB 2018 is an educational and research forum for investigations of biology on a broad comparative scale. The meeting will include many symposia and special programs in addition to hundreds of contributed papers in divisional and topical sessions.

Read more about SICB 2018.