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.
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.
Highly friendly tool for assessing cord injury mechanisms in basic medical research. This impactor can be perfectly locked and impacted in the spinal cord and combined with our adapters Model RWD-68094 (Mice) and Model RWD-68095 (Rats).
The Desktop Digital Stereotaxic Instrument has all the features of the Standard Stereotaxic Instrument, with a displacement sensor, and an LCD digital display screen are added to the three-dimensional operating arm of the original Standard Stereotaxic Instrument.