Rotarod

Reference: BX-ROD

Rotarod provides an easy way to test the motor activity in rodents (mouse or rat) - an ideal solution for studying central nervous system damage, disease effects on motor activity, drugs administration, fatigue resistance, etc. 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

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The Rotarod is a standard test of motor coordination, balance and fatigue in rodents. It provides an easy way to test the effects of drugs, brain damage, or diseases on motor coordination or 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.

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The animal is placed on the rotating lane of the Rota Rod and the timer is started. When the animal drops safely into its own lane, the time latency to fall (minutes and seconds) and rotation speed are automatically recorded. A removable upper separator for rat models is included in models LE8305 and LE8505 (4 rats models) to prevent interference between animals running in adjacent lanes.

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Bioseb's Rotarod for rats and mice: the new touch screen display


The ROTAROD is controlled by an advanced microprocessor which provides precise timing control and accurate speed regulation. Rotation can be electronically set at a constant speed (4-40 rpm) using a dial on the front panel. Alternatively, acceleration rate may be selected at a defined time (30 sec., 1, 2, 5 or 10 min). Acquired data is saved with the form of table lanes/trials.


The BIOSEB ROTAROD can also be used with the optional SEDACOM (new version available!) computer interface providing an easy and convenient way to visualize and export the data on a computer for further analysis through RS 232/USB communication.

Product Details

BX-ROD

Data sheet

Materials
Methacrylate, arnite (lanes)
Number of animals
BX-ROD-M : 5 mice up to 60g
BX-ROD-R : 4 Rats up to 350/400g
BX-ROD-R+M :4 mice up to 60g and 4 Rats up to 350/400g
BX-ROD-RBIG :2 Big Rats -350/400g up to 500/600g
Range
4-40 RPM
Speed
Acceleration Rate : 30 seconds to 10 minutes with 1 sec increments

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