The most accurate measurement of metabolism for ground breaking research

“When we started building the world’s first room calorimeters in the early eighties, it was the beginning of automated research into the human metabolism. We have since set a pretty high standard.”

Paul Schoffelen (Senior engineer R&D at NUTRIM and the Department of Human Biology at Maastricht University)

Warwick University

The Human Metabolism Research Unit (HMRU) is a facility of the University of Warwick and is located within the University Hospital in Coventry. The main goal of the HMRU is providing fundamental understanding of the nature of metabolism and metabolic disorders, and enables research to uncover new relationships between diet composition, life-style and long-term health in the population at large. Among other state of the art equipment, the HMRU is equipped with a Dual Whole Body Calorimeter system, provided by Maastricht Instruments.


Metabolic Research Unit – Maastricht (NL)

The Metabolic Research Unit Maastricht (MRUM) is a facility built to bring the field of human energy and substrate metabolism to the next level and is part of the School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM) of Maastricht University.

One of the unique features of the MRUM are 5 respiration chambers, making this the only site in the world with this amount of room calorimeters. These rooms are built with technology available to Maastricht Instruments.


Clinical Nutrition Research Centre – Singapore

The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) is a joint initiative between the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR and the National University Health System. The centre specializes in basic and translational human nutrition research involving studies across the life cycle. These include investigation of the impact of micro-and macro nutrient intake on human physiology, understanding the role of food structure on human nutrition, studies of nutritional impact on obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Maastricht Instruments supplied a Dual Whole Body Calorimeter system to CNRC, making them the only centre in Asia that has a dual whole body calorimeter for energy metabolism studies.