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Grip Strength Rota Rod
Rotameter Treadmill

ROTATIONAL SYSTEM
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Our rotational system includes a bi-directional rotation sensor to provide both left and right turn output.  The system features adjustable regulatoin of pulses/turns, between 3 and 36 pulses per complete turn).  Experiment duration and time intervals of measurement can be set.  The system includes the sensor, animal harness, and a bowl or cylinder.  Animal species and bowl/cylinder preference must be specified at time of order.

This system requires our Programmable Multicounter for data acquisition and storage.
PROGRAMMABLE MULTICOUNTER
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This unit counts the number of partial and complete left and right turns and is needed with the Rotational System for data acquisition.
GRASPING BAR FOR RATS
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This grasping bar is for use with rats and is ideal for testing front paws.
GRASPING BAR FOR MICE
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This grasping bar is for use with mice and is ideal for both front and hind paws.
GRASPING GRID FOR RATS
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This grasping grid is for use with rats and is ideal for use with both front and four paws testing.
GRASPING GRID FOR MICE
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This grasping grid is for use with mice and is ideal for use with both front and four paws testing.
GRIP STRENGTH TEST METER WITH ONE ACCESSORY
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Grip Strength Meters are used to study the neuromuscular function in laboratory animals by determining the maximum force displayed by an animal.  This test is included in the Functional Obervational Battery (FOB) to screen for neurobehavioral toxicity.  Changes in grip strength are interpreted as evidence of motor neurotoxicity.  

The Grip Strength Meter is positioned horizontally and the subjects are held by the tail and lowered towards the apparatus.  The animals are allowed to grasp the metal grid or the T-bar before being pulled backwards in the horizontal plane.  The force applied to the grid or the bar, just before the animal loses its grip is recorded as the peak force.  This force can be displayed as kilograms, grams, pounds, or Newtons - defined by the user.
SOFTWARE FOR GRIP STRENGTH AND VON FREY TEST METERS
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This software works with the Grip Strength Meter and Electronic Von Frey for data acquisition.
RS-232 CABLE FOR GRIP STRENGTH
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This cable is used to connect the Grip Strength Meter to the PC for data acquisition.
ROTA ROD WITH TOUCHSCREEN, FOR 5 MICE
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Rota Rods provide an easy way to test the effects of drugs, brain damage, or diseases on motor coordination as well as fatigue resistance in rodents. Now even easier to use! The NEW touchscreen graphic user interface allows clear visualization of timing and speed for each lane. Change modes, adjust speed, and create protocols right from the main screen for greater flexibility with maximum functionality and usability.

The mouse model has five lanes to accommodate a maximum of five animals per run. The animal is placed on the roller lane of the unit and the timer starts. When the animal drops from the roller to the trip plate below, the time latency to fall is recorded, in minutes and seconds, as well as rotational speed for each lane. The unit is controlled by an advanced microprocessor to provide precise timing control and ultra-accurate speed accurate speed regulation. Rotation can be electronically set at a constant speed (4-40 rpm). Acceleration mode can also be selected at a defined time (30 sec to 10 minutes in 1 second increments).