The MCAO Monofilament Sutures are made of silicone-wrapped nylon thread, to ensure that the suture occlusion can easily enter the common carotid artery from the external carotid artery, and finally enter the MCA branch of the internal carotid artery without piercing the inner wall of the vessel and changing the original direction of the vessel. It can also ensure a higher success rate of modeling meanwhile achieving a more realistic modeling effect.
ConductScience offers the Silicone Coated MCAO Monofilament Suture.
The Horizontal Ladder test is a motor and coordination test for evaluating skilled walking for mice and rats. Steps are counted and classified as either correct/functional paw placement, a slip, or a miss. Fore & hind-limb coordination can be assessed further by removing individual ladder rungs to evaluate how the rodent targets individual rungs.
The animals are required to walk on a horizontal rung ladder spontaneously with varied spacing between rungs. The MazeEngineers horizontal ladder allows for the removal of individual rungs. Flexibly made to clamp to end plates to allow for aversive or rewarded locomotion. Clear walls allow for easy video recording.