TAIL SUSPENSION SYSTEM

for screening antidepressant activity

Description
Key features
Specs
How to order

Description

The automatic TST system for the tail suspension test allows a fast and reliable screening of the psychotropic properties (anti-depressants, sedatives) of drugs. 

Basically, the measuring principle is based on the energy developed by mice trying to escape from their suspension. During the test, the movements of the mice are analysed in terms of force, energy and power developed over time.

The system includes the suspension cages (3 mice per cage) and a user-friendly software to run, record, analyse and replay the experiments. The results are either printed or stored in .txt or.xls files formats.

 

Specs

Number of animals

1-3 mice if one set of cages is used
1-6 mice if 2 sets of cages are used

Hardware

Black and white PVC

Power

110-230 Volts- 9 volts DC

Dimensions

50 x 15 x 30 cm for a set of three cages

Acquisition sampling rate

200 Hz for the sensors
15 images/second for the camera

PC Requirements

OS: Windows 7 / 8, 32 64 bits, CPU: Intel Core i3, 2.4GHz or equivalent, RAM: 3Go, USB: USB 2 / USB 3, Display resolution: 1152x768 pixels, 1 free USB port / cage set + 1 free USB port for the camera, Compatible with touch-screen tablet using W8

How to order

TST SYSTEM

BSBIOTST4

76-0780

Automated tail suspension test, 1 set of 3 cages for mice with software

BSBIOTSTCAGE

76-0781

1 additional set of 3 cages for mice

BSBIOTSTVID

76-0782

Optional USB video camera with its optic and stand to record suspension and adjust threshold

BSBIOTSTUPG

76-0783

 

Tail suspension test upgrade to version 4 (for usb based cages only)

How to order

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

 

Key features

  • Fully automatic and operator-independent
  • Includes 4 types of randomization processes of the animal list
  • Measurement of up to 6 animals in the same run
  • Full control of the calibration
  • High predictability for antidepressant effects in humans
  • Based on innate behaviours and despair models
  • Widely used in literature and deeply validated in phenotyping and pharmacology
  • Simple to set up and use
  • Replay possible with other parameters
  • Short-lasting experiment (usually 6 minutes)
  • Optional video recording to adjust the activity threshold

 

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