The idea behind purified ingredient OpenSource diets is simple: each nutrient is supplied by a separate, purified ingredient. Because these ingredients are refined materials, each containing one nutrient, (as opposed to the less refined chow ingredients) allows research nutritionists to define the nutritional requirements of animals, by selectively removing one nutrient at a time from the diet. This also means that the possible modifications one can make to an OpenSource diet are virtually limitless. This is also what continues to make OpenSource diets powerful research tools and why so many scientists have turned to them in recent years.
Talk with one of our nutrition scientists about your next project. Let us formulate the experimental and matching control diets to meet your specific study needs. Our conversations begin with discussions of the animal models being used, desired phenotype and dietary requirements. Next, our scientists will search the published literature to provide you with tools to make an informed decision on diet selection based on solid science. We will then formulate, produce and ship custom diets in 5 to 7 business days.
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Highly refined purified ingredients minimize variability from batch to batch
Formulated premixes speed production. Custom diets ship in 5 to 7 days.
Purified ingredients are added one at a time from an open formula.
Research Diets excels at providing custom diets in both large and small batches.
Typical Purified Ingredients
Soy Protein Isolate
Egg White Protein
Vitamin E acetate
Vitamin A acetate