for evaluation of muscular strength in rodents

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The grip strength meter allows the study of neuromuscular functions in rodents by determining the maximum force displayed by an animal. This test is included in the Functional Observational Battery (FOB) to screen for neurobehavioral toxicity. In this context, changes in grip strength are interpreted as evidence of motor neurotoxicity.

Basically, the grip strength meter is positioned horizontally and the subjects are held by the tail and lowered towards the apparatus. The animals are allowed to grasp the metal grid or triangular pull bar and are then pulled backwards in the horizontal plane. The force applied to the grid or to the bar just before it loses grip is recorded as the peak tension. This force can be measured in grams, Newtons or Ibs.

The grip test includes one accessory by default (bar for rat, grid for rat, bar for mouse or grid for mouse). A different part number is available depending of the included accessory chosen by the customer. The other available accessories can still be added if needed.

Data output is carried out through RS232, printer, or chart recorder. Depending on the grid type used, grip strength can be measured from the front or hind paws.

The SEDACOM 2.0 or BIO-CIS software provides an easy and convenient way to visualize and export the data on a computer for further analysis.



Sensor Capacity 0-2 kG (25N) or 50N (other capacities under request)
Sampling speed 1000 Hz
Measurement Range 0 to 2000 grams
Resolution 1 gram
Accuracy 0.2 % of full scale
Material Composition Stainless steel (Grid)
Power Supply Accumulator 4 hours and/or 220V or 240V. Other powersupply on request
Dimensions of single system 400 (W) x 180 (D) x 200 (H) mm


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How to order




Grip test package (25N), with one Bar for Rat



Grip test package (25N), with one Bar for Mouse



Grip test package (25N), with one Grid for Rat



Grip test package (25N), with one Grid for Mouse




Additional bar for rats - Front or hind Paws



Additional bar for mice - Front or hind Paws



Additional grid for rats - Front paws or four paws



Additional grid for mice - Front paws or four paws




SeDaCom V2.0 software for data transfer to a computer (needs the 76-1014 cable)



RS232/USB Cable for SEDACOM software



BIO-CIS Software, incl. RS232/USB cable




GRIP TEST Calibration Certificate


How to order

Please contact our local delegates or contact us directly for receiving a quote.


Key features

  • Easy to use and large back-lighted screen
  • Stand-alone system, no need of computer
  • Fit to Rats and Mice while needing only changing grip accessories
  • Multi-units display : Kgs, grams, LBs Newton...


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