Coordination motrice test d'aggrippement activite

47420 - Activity Cage

Activity Cage Activity Cage

The Ugo Basile 47420 MULTIPLE ACTIVITY CAGE is of great value to record spontaneous co-ordinate activity in rats and mice (individual or groups) and variation of the activity in time. 

The package comprise an electronic unit and an I.R. Beam Cage, which consists of an Animal Cage of clear Perspex, 40x40cm, complete with two sets of emitter/sensor arrays for horizontal and vertical activity. This set-up can accept up to 5 additional cages, for a total of 6 cages.

The electronic units incorporate a graphic display, a thermal printer and a serial port RS232 for direct connection to the PC via the included software: a serial to USB adaptor is also included. The Activity Cage is provided with an internal memory, capable to store the data of several experiments, to be unloaded to the PC later.

The graphic display presents all available commands: the operator sets the experiment configuration via the keyboard located below the display.

The movements the animal makes inside the cage interrupt one or more I.R. beam/s. The beam interruptions, counted and recorded by the electronic unit's internal memory, enable the user to assess and analyse the animal activity. Data related to activity, either horizontal and/or vertical, are saved, printed in a convenient format, and/or routed to the computer according to the selected configuration.

The data can be customized by adding animal & experiment numbers, gender , etc.

    IR photocells arrays of adjustable height Same instrument for rats and mice
    2 pairs of IR photocells arrays Measure locomotion and rearing
    Embedded printer, memory and software GLP compliant, stand-alone or PC-connected 
    Commands via “soft keys”
    Starting via command keyboard on the electronic unit
    Read-out multifunction graphic display
    Print-Out Incorporated thermal Printer
    Power Requirement 115 or 230 V, 50/60 Hz, 20W max.
    Sound Level < 60 dB (A)
    Operating Temperature 18° to 40° C
    Connection to PC through DELTA 9-pin connector
    Dimensions 27(w)x16(d)x19(h)cm – Electronic Unit
    54(w)x50(d)x37(h)cm – Animal Cage
    Weight 2.7Kg  – Electronic Unit
    11.8Kg – Animal Cage with sensors 7435/7436
    Shipping Weight 26Kg approx.
    Shipping Dimensions 80x60x44cm (single cage system)
    Warranty 47420 is covered by a 24-month warranty

    Activity Cages are useful to record spontaneous coordinate activity in rats and mice (individual or groups) and variations of this ac-tivity in time, e.g., in the following types of investigations:

    • General toxicology, in ascertaining the action of a drug on the animal’s activi-ty, especially if it is subjected to chronic treatment
    • Psycopharmacology, in screening drugs which are potentially active on the central nervous system
    • Behavioral Sciences, in evaluating the variations of spontaneous activity after changes in environmental conditions.

     The Basile 47420 Multiple Activity Cage is a reliable research instrument for recording spontaneous coordinate activity in rats and mice.

    47420 MULTIPLE ACTIVITY CAGE, microprocessor controlled unit, standard package, complete
    7441 Microprocessor controlled Electronic Unit, for single cage operation
    7433 Animal Cage, including transparent cage, lid, base with supporting rods, catch pan and connection cable
    7435 Set of Horizontal Sensors (emitter/receiver), complete with connection cable
    7436 Set of Vertical Sensors, (emitter/receiver), complete with connection cable
    7439 Instruction Manual
    37400-305 Package of 10 Heat-Sensitive Paper Rolls (2 rolls are provided, see paragraph 8.3.1)
    52010 Win-DAS software package, version for Windows®
    52010-320 USB to serial port converter
    52010-322 Serial cable 9 to 9 pin

    Up to 5 additional cages, each with horizontal and/or vertical sensors can be added to complete the multiple set-up.

    See Additional Bibliography

    • D. I. Brierley et alia: “Neuromotor Tolerability and Behavioural Characterisation of Cannabidiolic Acid, a Phytocannabinoid with Therapeutic Potential for Anticipatory Nausea” Psychopharmacology 233(2): 243-254, 2016
    • P.L. Mikolajczak et alia: “Evaluation of Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activities of Extracts from Herb of Chelidonium Majus L.” Cent Eur J Immunol. 40(4): 400–410, 2015
    • A. Marazioti et alia: "Somatostatin Receptors in the Ventral Pallidum/Substantia Innominata Modulate Rat Locomotor Activity" Psychopharmacol., 181:2, 319-326, 2005
    • W. Ponti et alia: "In vivo Model for the Evaluation of Molecules Active Towards Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies" Veter. Res. Communicat., 28:1, 307-310, 2004
    • T. Dolezal et alia: "Guaifenesin Enhances The Analgesic Potency of Paracetamol in Mice” Arch. Pharmacol., 366:6, 551-554, 2002
    • M. Votava et alia: "Effects of Alprazolam and Fluoxetine on Morphine Sensitization in Mice” Physiol. Res., 51, 417-423, 2002



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