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IASP 2014

IASP MEETING 2014
IN BUENOS AIRES !

IN THIS ISSUE:

- IASP 2014  -

Visit Bioseb
in Buenos Aires
on booth nº 425

- INNOVATION -

Activity Wheels:
New design with LCD
For both mice and rats!

New EVF-4
Electronic Von-Frey :
New video solution!

T2CT V2.0
Thermal Place Pref. :
A brand new software!
 
- CONTACT -

For any question or additional information,
please contact us :
info@bioseb.com
SPECIAL ISSUE - IASP MEETING - BUENOS AIRES
BIOSEB AT THE IASP MEETING 2014:

OUR LATEST NOCICEPTION/ANALGESIA-RELATED INSTRUMENTS FOR RODENTS
PRESENTED IN BUENOS AIRES

Over the years and thanks to numerous innovative developments, Bioseb has become one of the top companies working on the design of instruments for the evaluation of pain sensation in rodents.

At the IASP Meeting 2014 in Buenos Aires La Rural on booth nš425, we will exhibit, from the 6th to the 11th of October, our full range of instruments as well as the latest developments in nociception & analgesia.

Among the highlighted instruments, you will find:

Rats and mice wheels, now with a LCD counter and a much higher resolution: combine acute pain measurement as well as long term spontaneous exercise.

New Electronic Von Frey for rats: a totally new design including an embedded camera and new spring tips, mounted in a lighter stimulator.

Version 2 of the Thermal place preference test: pass by our booth and see the new features for tracking animals facing a double choice of temperature.

Our technical and sales team will be very pleased to demonstrate the whole range of exclusive pain-measurement instruments developed in 2014 - please drop by for a demonstration!


Looking forward to meeting you on booth nº425 to share new research perspectives!

B. Hancy, Operations manager

ACTIVITY WHEEL: A NEW INNOVATIVE MODEL FOR MEASURING NON-REFLEXIVE PAIN!
Now available for both rats and mice in a totally new design !

New activity wheel design
Bioseb's new activity wheel design

Unique features:

• 1 LCD display per wheel showing CW and CCW distances
• 4cm distance resolution: detect even short wheel access
• Fully compatible with chronobiology software
• Only 1 USB cable for all cages: easy to use and plug
• Software is Windows 7 and Windows 8 fully compatible
• Monitor up to 64 wheels linked on a bench or on a rack

A publication from 2012 (Cobos et al) published out of Boston Children's Hospital highlighted the use of Bioseb's activity wheel running time as a non-reflexive measure of pain levels.

Other application of wheels can be: evaluation of spontaneous exercise over pain thresholds, efficiency of analgesics etc..


ELECTRONIC VON-FREY V4: WITH EMBEDDED VIDEO!
View from the new Von Frey camera
View from the new Von Frey camera

Thanks to 16 years in marketing electronic Von Frey instruments, Bioseb has designed what will be the next standard for reflex testing on freely moving rodents.

The new EVF4 features several new improvements such as:

Embedded video! Now the paw is viewed from the screen of a computer or tablet where the plantar surface can be seen in HD. More accurate, this new method is much comfortable for the user and so generates better data

New, non corrosive tips that are gold-plated and mounted on precision springs that absorb the force of impact and reduce the "touch-on" effect. Spring based tips increase the accuracy of the measurement over their range of bending.

• A lighter stimulator wand with a balanced center of gravity for more precise movement and better control of the increase in force.

• The validation button is now placed right on the stimulator wand, so the operator can more readily store what is considered to be a good withdrawal measurement.


Von Frey testing has never been so easy!

Come and try it live in our booth 425 in Buenos Aires!

THERMAL PLACE PREFERENCE: VERSION 2 - FULLY AUTOMATIC SOLUTION
NEW SOFTWARE VERSION 2!
Exclusive innovations & improvements!

For your research on:
- Assessment of thermal sensitivity in rats -
- Hypersensitivity to noxious thermal stimuli -
- Involvement of central sensitization -
- Sensitivity to psychostimulants -
- Mammalian Thermosensation -
- TAFA4 Pain Hypersensitivity in Mice -

Operator-independent and highly accurate
thanks to powerful new software!


There have been dozens of thermal place preferences sold throughout the world since 2008. We have released several versions and incorporated many inputs we received from our customers. The time was right to include these customer innovations in new software that is now ready for the next generation of computers and tablets and is much easier to use.

Screenshots from the new software
Screenshots from the new software
All customers are eligible for the upgrade!

Main improvements are

• New algorithm for tracking activity and detecting zone transitions
• Distances travelled in cm per each zone are now measured
• Data output presents time spent per temperature and time per zone
• A single window for all settings
• A dashboard to control the status of the system in real time
• New improved electronics are more stable and result in faster temperature transitions.


On the product page on Bioseb.com, you will find a recent methodology paper from the University of Auvergne, France, that describes the tests that can be done with the T2CT instrument:

Assessment of thermal sensitivity in rats using the thermal place preference test: description and application in the study of oxaliplatin-induced acute thermal hypersensitivity and inflammatory pain models.