O2k and HRR

From Bioblast

Jump to: navigation, search


OROBOROS         Products         Support         O2k-Publications         Workshops & Events         O2k-Network         Feedback         Company         Contact

O2k and HRR

OROBOROS Oxygraph-2k - unique for high-resolution respirometry (HRR)
O2k - tested and trusted




OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS distributes the world-wide leading O2k-technology of high-resolution respirometry - O2k and HRR. The OROBOROS Company is fully scientifically oriented, with emphasis on continuous innovation. The extension of the Oxygraph-2k (O2k) to the O2k-Fluorometer has set a new standard for O2k-MultiSensor approaches (see OROBOROS O2k-Catalogue). The O2k is established internationally, with »1953 O2k-Publications in the scientific literature. OROBOROS has organized more than 100 international O2k-Workshops. The O2k-Network includes more than 350 Reference Laboratories in 46 countries.

The O2k for high-resolution respirometry


The OROBOROS Oxygraph-2k provides a unique high-resolution approach for the monitoring of cellular and mitochondrial respiratory function: high-resolution respirometry (HRR). Considering mitochondria as the powerhouses of the cell, HRR introduced the concept of cell ergometry. Are your cells MitoFit?

HRR is applied world-wide in areas ranging from fundamental bioenergetics to the analysis of mitochondrial and metabolic diseases, advancing the rapidly growing field of preventive mitochondrial medicine. Mitochondrial fitness needs to be monitored in a variety of age-related health risks, including cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s), and several types of cancer.


HRR by the OROBOROS O2k is based on a radically different systems approach to polarographic measurement of oxygen dynamics. HRR rests on several tightly connected instrumental features and concepts integrated by the DatLab software, providing real-time display of oxygen concentration and respiration (oxygen flux). The mechanics, critical selection of materials, and state-of-the-art electronics provide the basis of signal stability of an optimized polarographic oxygen sensor, in an electronically controlled thermal environment with high temperature stability. Calibrations and instrumental controls follow standard operating procedures, with highly automatic real-time analysis by the DatLab software. Scientific support is complementary to the approach of HRR.

From the O2k to the Power-O2k


Multiple O2k-units are offered as a ‘Power-O2k System’ for HRR combined with high-throughput - at high output.

More details? Consult Power-O2k
Personal tools
Support pages