The DST loggers have proven to be a valuable research tool in virology and vaccinology safety studies for collecting temperature and heart rate data from test animals. Researchers appreciate the logger's extremely small size, stable accuracy and biocompatible material suitable for implantation in animals. When implanted, the subject accepts it as an organ, forming tissue around the completely closed ceramic housing.
The DST stores recorded data in its internal memory. Using an implanted data logger enhances the quality of measurements. The studied subject does not have to be handled in order to take measurements and you can obtain data 24 hours a day up to once a second as long as the memory lasts. When enough information has been gathered the logger is retrieved and the data is uploaded in the supporting software Mercury. Each measurement is displayed along with date and time in a graph and a table. The loggers can be easily sterilized in a gas sterilizer and reused as long as the battery lasts.