Since more than 50 years Ugo Basile designs and manufactures classic and innovative devices, essential in animal behavioral studies.
Whether your research involves the study of memory, learning, anxiety, depression, fear, stress, social interaction, addiction, or more complex behavioural protocols, we have the answer: our line of conditioning/avoidance cages, mazes, videotracking, etc. keeps growing thanks to always new devices and methods.
Creates an opportunity to study attentional set shifting (a measure of cognitive flexibility and executive functions), by testing the ability of rodents to adapt to constantly changing rules. Especially for translational research in psychiatric medicine.Includes 2 compartments with auto sliding doors, 3 automated stimulators (visual, tactile and olfactory), 2 nose poke holes and reward...
Complete system for Cued and Contextual fear conditioning tests using rodents. For neurobehavioral, pharmacological and genetic studies.
Automatic detection of freezing response using ANY-maze video tracking software. Fast set up and assisted setting up of experiment protocols. Software controlled visible and IR illumination, sound and white noise, electrical shock stimulation. Easy...
Automatic detection of the startle reflex (pre-pulse inhibition PPI) in mice. Particularly for research into psychiatric disorders, drug use and more.
Customizable, complete set up, ready to go. Includes controller, touch screen, Startle Link-Box, Isolation Cubicles, Stimulating/Recording Platform.
A set up for testing active avoidance. By learning to predict the occurrence of an aversive event based on the presentation of a specific stimulus, the animal avoids the aversive event.Enables performance of a wide range of avoidance experiments using a flexible schedule. Precise detection of avoiding aversive event (moving to the other compartment). Manage up to 4 cages with one...
The cubicle is a sound-attenuating chamber that isolates small animal subjects from distracting ambient light, sound and activity. For behavioral studies including operant behavior (Skinner), self-administration, etc.
High-level soundproof efficacy, noiseless fan, control box. Extra fixtures (speaker and video camera holder) for fear conditioning studies. Available in standard, large...
A classic way to assess short or long-term memory in small laboratory animals (rodents) using a fear-motivated avoidance task. Used routinely in animal model studies of aging and Alzheimer-type dementia, including the search for new therapeutic drugs.
An efficient, reliable instrument for use with mice (or small rats). A silent, automated sliding door divides compartments. Precision...
Passive Avoidance Test is used to assess memory function based on the association formed between a specific environmental context, which the animal learns to avoid, and an aversive stimulus – represented by a mild foot shock.
Efficient and reliable. Silent, automated sliding door divides the dark and light compartments. Systems for mice or rats.
Learned helplessness is a model in which animals are exposed to repeated painful or otherwise aversive stimuli that cannot be escaped or avoided. Used in studies of depression.
Rat or mouse cage with electrified grid floor offers flexible operation with planned or random shocks. Easy control with touch screen. Includes reporting software for easy data collection.
A 2-compartment box that offer visual and tactile differences. For evaluating the abuse potential of substances and the motivational effects of drugs in mice or rats.
Interchangeable floors and walls, optimized for use with video-tracking software or visual scoring.
The flexible rodent Lactometer - Vogel Test can operate as both a simple software-based lactometer 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 with graphic display. Up to 5 cages can be managed by the software.