The “Rota-Rod” technique is essential in screening drugs potentially active, or having side effects, on motor coordination.
50 years ago Ugo Basile designed the original RotaRod, the first industrial Rota Rod, based on the 1957 paper by N.W Dunham and T.S Miya. The 47750 Rota-Rod NG (Next Generation), is an evolution of the original model and the result of many years of research in cooperation with the latest development in behavioral and pharmacological research.
Since then, our models have been cited in thousands of scientific papers. The name we coined soon became so popular, now everybody knows this devuce as RotaRod!
What's new in the NG model:
Physically similar to the previous versions, it offers the same reliability, matched with innovative technology! The new model features stainless-steel trip-boxes to facilitate cleaning and confine the animals when they fall off the rod.
The Rat RotaRod consists of four 6cm diam. cylinders, which are suitably machined to provide grip. Five 49cm diam. dividers make for four lanes, each 8.7cm wide, enabling four rats to be on the rotor simultaneously. The height to fall is 30cm.
A brand new, user friendly software, is included as standard; via the new software, the operator can easily organize the experiment on her/his PC, and upload it to the Rota-Rod via the USB key. The software automatically classifies the data, combining configuration settings with test results; the user can add information, before or after the test.