Para evaluar la sensibilidad al dolor en respuesta a un estimulo térmico

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The LE7406 Hot Plate performs rapid and precise screening of analgesic drug properties on small-laboratory animals according to the ‘hot-plate test’. The animal’s pain sensitivity alterations induced by a specific experimental context change and/or genetic manipulations can also be evaluated through this method. 

Basically, the hot-plate test, initially described by N.B. Eddy and D. Leimbach (1953), evaluates thermal pain reflexes due to footpad contact with a heated surface. During the experiments, the animal is confined in a removable clear acrylic cylinder where the latency time to the first hind paw or/and jumping responses are measured. 

In the LE7406 Hot Plate, a thick aluminium plate (10 mm) provides a high temperature stability and even surface distribution. The plate temperature can be held at a set point between 45 and 62°C (± 0.1ºC) by multiple proportional feedback circuits that minimize overshoot. A built-in timer activated by an external foot switch allows precise measurement of reaction time (0.1 sec precision). A remote foot-switch controls the test start/stop allowing rapid hands-free experiments. The operator can read the animal reaction time from the display or from a PC computer using the SEDACOM software. 

The optional SEDACOM software (new version 2.0 available) can be used and represents an easy and convenient way to visualize and export the data (Trial number, plate temperature, reaction time etc.) on a computer for further analysis.



Base Dimensions 200 (W) x 300 (D) x 110 (H) mm
Plate Dimensions 200 (D) mm
Cylinder Dimensions 200 (D) x 250 (H) mm
Operating Temperature 45 to 62 degrees Celsius; 0,1 steps
Reaction time 3 digits, 0,01 secs. increment
Material Composition Clear methacrylate (animal holder), aluminium (plate)
Maximum number of stations 1 per computer (multiple set-ups also available under request)
Power Requirements 110V or 220V, 50/60Hz
Certifications CE Compliant


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Hot-Plate thermal analgesymeter including certificate of calibration and footswitch (SeDaCom Software to be purchased separately)





SeDaCom V2.0 software for data transfer to a computer



SeDaCom accessory - RS232/USB adapter



Thermal Printer

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    • Digital set point
    • Built-in electronic timer
    • Foot switch timing operation
    • New optional Data Transfer software SEDACOM 2.0


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