Available mouse, rat and big rat (> 500 g.)
The Rotarod test is widely used to evaluate drug effects on motor coordination, balance and motor learning in rodents. The principle of this test is that rats or mice are first trained to walk on a rod rotating at a certain speed. Once the animals have learned this, the effect of a test-compound on their motor performance is evaluated. Animals experiencing impaired motor coordination are unable to cope with the rotating rod and will drop off when the rotation speed exceeds their motor coordination capacity. When the animal drops from rod safely into its own lane, the time latency to fall is automatically recorded.
Intellibio Digital 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 (5-120rpm) using a dial on the front panel.
5 lanes (width: 80 mm for rat ; 57 mm for mouse)
Falling height: 320 mm for rat ; 180 mm for mouse
Electronic change od speed from 0 to 80 rpm
Mechanism detection of fall
Individual lane timers with resolution of 0.1 s.
Ø of central rod: mice=30 mm ; rat=60 mm
3 modes: constant speed, acceleration 1 and acc. 2
Acceleration 1: standing start : start at 0 with acceleration ramp to reach the RPM selected in the time set
Acceleration 2: running stare : start at 1/10 of final selected RPM
Touch screen remote
Compatible Windows® 7 and higher. Minimum Requirements 1GHz and 256MB memory
Dimensions: 580 x 300 x 510 mm