The New Standard For Behavioral And Cognitive Phenotyping In The Home Cage
In depth screening of individual experimental animals in a social context
Up to 16 animals per cage, efficient testing, high throughput
Maximal standardization and reproducibility
Minimal human intervention, high validity
Fully automated task performance
Broad variety of accessible data
Flexible design of paradigms
The IntelliCage allows you to assess the home cage behavior and cognitive performance of up to 16 individual mice or rats separately while they are living in a social environment. This unique experimental setup fosters natural social behavior in a biologically relevant, enriched but highly standardized home cage context. In this way, the IntelliCage minimizes the need for handling and human intervention, thereby increasing task validity, data reproducibility and ensuring a high level of animal welfare.
RFID transponder tagged animals are individually recognized in the fully automated conditioning corners that evaluate spontaneous behavior, operant/associative learning and memory. The four corners are equipped with sensors (continuous 24h-recording of behavioral events) and actors (allowing the system to feedback on animals’ behavior in a pre-defined way). Together with the software package using a programmable user interface, this unique sensor/actor principle grants direct behavioral shaping of group-housed animals in an all-in-one system according to diverse research interests. The visually designed paradigms run fully automated, allowing for efficient continuous testing and monitoring of large experimental animal cohorts.