The hot cold plate test has been the gold standard test for thermal pain tests in rodents for decades. Through the years the devices have been improving and the techniques have become more sophisticated, adding to constant temperature methods also other ones.
The Ugo Basile Hot/Cold plate test includes all the latest technologies necessary to run constant temperature, linear ramping...
The LUX Infrared (IR) illuminator allows for illumination from below of all the Ugo Basile IR mazes, which are made of an IR translucent plastic. This has the double advantage of: making experiments in the darkness easy and enhancing the contrast for better detection, no matter the animal color
The lux is available in 3 sizes, it guarantees a uniform illumination and incorporates IR...
Antidepressant drugs and depression animal model genetic screening are commonly conducted by using the Tail Suspension Test (TST). This test is based on the aversive effect of hanging a mouse of rat by the tail, which elicits its struggling moving upwards in an attempt to escape (which is obviously not possible).
The struggling attempt tends to be shorter in duration and translates...
Fastest and most effective known method of halting brain chemical activity. Brain fixation occurs in 1 second. The activity of degrading enzymes is blocked. For neurochemical studies of the brain.
Patented applicators focus microwaves on the target area. Touch panel for easy usability, CE certified. Holders for mice and rats.
Convenient, cost-effective solution to confine rodents and small animals for anesthesia procedures.
Models available in 2 sizes – smaller model for rodents and larger model for rabbits and similarly sized animals. Clear Perspex with a sliding lid. Quick connection to anesthesia or euthanasia systems using the 2 tubing connectors.
Used to measure the paw withdrawal reflex when the mouse or rat paw is unexpectedly touched. For evaluating mechanical allodynia and cutaneous sensation levels. Popular non-invasive technique.
Aesthesio® set of 20 monofilaments based on the Semmes Weinstein monofilament set. An ascending series of increasingly stiff filaments (from 0.008 to 300 grams). Features retractable head to...
Untainted, reliable samples enabled by a unique funnel and cone design that effectively separates rodent feces and urine into tubes outside the cage.
Collection tubes are easy to remove and the process will not disturb the animals.
Automatically scores wheel rotations, corresponding to rodent escape behaviors. A primary screening test for antidepressants.
Automates up to 40 tests simultaneously for high throughput. Durable, easy to assemble. Optimized for use with video tracking software.
The flexible rodent Lickometer - Vogel Test can operate as both a simple software-based lickometer as well as a system for drinking-conflict experiments (coupled with electric shocks). For assessing anxiety and the anxiolytic effect of drugs.
Rat and mouse models. Easy data collection within the included software for windows. Up to 5 cages can be managed by 1 PC.
The Porsolt Forced Swim Test (FST), or Porsolt Swim Test (PST), also known as the Behavioral Despair Test, is centered on the way rodents respond to their threat of drowning. This has been correlated to their mood, or, more precisely to their level of depression, with non-depressed animals that swim longer than depressed animals, who, instead, give up and float immobile.
Evaluates the spasm-inducing effect of drugs. Typically assesses the effect of bronchodilation agents. Also used for screening substances inducing opposite effects.
Simple, reliable and fast method to assess airflow resistance. High precision recording of volume. Available as a complete set up with a rodent ventilator and data acquisition system.
Measures the force (or tension) of isolated tissue when its length is constant. Pharmacological responses can be characterized by the contractile/relaxant properties.
Four models available covering range from 0 to 50g. Highest-sensitivity model covers the range 0-800mg. Sturdy construction. Connects to popular data acquisition systems.
A warmer to provide external heat to animals undergoing surgery. Helps to maintain near-normal body temperature for improved surgical outcomes (such as fewer adverse cardiac events and reduced blood loss).
Preprogrammed animal temperatures, easy-to-use control, lightweight with small footprint. Select Rodent Warmer X2 for simultaneous control of 2 independent heating pads.
The Open Field is used to assess exploratory behavior. Validated for use in the measurement of anxiety related behaviors. Also suited to the novel object recognition (NOR) test.
Decreased anxiety leads to increased exploratory behavior. Increased anxiety results in less locomotor motion and preference for the edges of the field.
Studies natural curiosity and exploration behavior of rodents when confronted with a new environment (head-plunging, or nose-poking stereotype) according to the method devised by Boissier-Simon. For testing effects of psychotropic drugs on exploratory behavior.
The Boards are available with opaque or transparent walls for use with video tracking software. Mouse or rat versions.
For investigating isotonic contractions (changes in tissue length) of isolated muscles and measuring small displacements in physiological preparations. Typically used to study the contractile/relaxation effects of drugs.
Perfect for studies using extremely small and fast muscle fibers. Set up a comprehensive system by adding our data acquisition system, organ baths, electrodes and...
Running wheels provide a convenient method for measuring rodent spontaneous motor activity over long periods of time. Used for research on circadian rhythms, motor function, aging, energy balance, recovering and pain related exercise.
Robust mouse and rat models measure rodent activity across time. Models available with an LCD counter and can also be connected to a Windows PC. Data...
The elevated plus maze (EPM) is used to measure anxiety in rats and mice. The model is based on the rodent's instinctive tendency to explore novel environments and also to avoid unprotected open and elevated spaces. For neurobiological anxiety research.
High quality maze with surface texture selected for best rodent comfort. Optimized for use with video tracking software (high...
The Elevated Zero-Maze is an alternative model to the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM). Its circular design provides a smoother transition from closed to open space. The model is based on the rodent's instinctive tendency to explore novel environments and also to avoid unprotected open and elevated spaces. For neurobiological anxiety research.
High quality maze with surface texture selected...
A 2-compartment box that offers visual and tactile differences. For evaluating the abuse potential of substances and the motivational effects of drugs in mice or rats.
Interchangeable floors, optimized for use with video-tracking software or visual scoring, thanks to the grey, high-contrast color and non-smooth, non-reflective paint.
A simple Y-shape design provides rodents with a single choice point with only two alternatives. Widely used to measure preference and spatial memory and learning tasks in laboratory animals.
High quality maze with rat and mouse versions. Provides optimal results with video tracking software (high contrast, non reflective). Surface texture selected for rodent comfort. Easy to set up,...
Provides precise information on the optimum day for mating during estrous cycle in the rats.
A powerful tool for improving reproduction efficiency. Simple, quick operation. Automatically calibrated when turned on. Designed for rats. A probe is available for mice.
Widely used to measure preference and spatial memory and learning tasks in laboratory animals. The simple T-shape design provides a single choice point with only two alternatives. Especially for CNS disorder studies.
High quality maze with rat and mouse versions. Provides optimal results with video tracking software (high contrast, non reflective). Surface texture selected for rodent...
A test for spatial learning and long-term memory in rodents. For research into neurocognitive disorders and treatments, aging, drug-abuse, neural systems, neurotransmitters and brain development.
High quality, strong and low weight. Embedded wheels for easy movement. Easy to drain and clean. Add optional Atlantis System to extend test capabilities. Different colors available.
Atlantis System allows platforms in a Morris Water Maze to rise gently to near the surface or go down automatically, using the manual controller or TTL signals. From one to four platform systems available.
Enables extinction protocols on rats or mice. No need to stop the test to manually remove or reposition platforms.
Provides accurate recording of isometric or isotonic tissue contraction/release. For studying effects of drugs or electrical stimuli on isolated smooth muscles (including uterus, trachea, gastrointestinal tract, vessel strips, auricle etc) under optimum conditions.
Classic pharmacology tool for research and teaching. Maintains the integrity of live muscle tissue for several hours in...
The KDS Legato series is a range of advanced, precision syringe pumps. For applications requiring high metering precision at low, pulse-free flow rates.
Intuitive touch screen allows user to easily define complex injection protocols. Display presents real time data.