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.
Open Field test is a popular protocol used to assess exploratory behavior and anxiety. Thigmotaxis in the open field is used to evaluate anxiolytic, anxiogenic and even non-pharmacological treatments. Ambulation is the most common behavior studied with this maze, but others such as latency or rearing can also be measured. In addition, objects can be added for a modification similar to the novel object recognition field.
Walls can be both opaque or clear. We recommend that clear walls are used for measurements of anxiety, while opaque walls are used if assessments include novel object recognition.
The tail suspension test is a standard test of depression. Mice and Rats are hung to the apparatus and time struggling is an approximate measure of depression. Escape oriented behaviors are quantified during measurement. The tail-suspension test is a highly validated test for potential antidepressant pharmaceutical compounds
Easily customization. IR and fluorescent backlights available. Please inquire for more details.
The SCI device is constructed using a steel impounder inserted into a Teflon base. The impounder is attached to the end of the hollow tube by a horizontal pin to guide the weight and to prevent it from bouncing on impact. The weight is made of Teflon coated stainless steel and is supported by a removable pin which is also used to release the weight. Rod magnet is used for retrieval of the weight after the injury.