SmartCage

SmartCage

Features

• Noninvasive multi-biosensors

• One system – multiple tests

• Up to 16 units of SmartCage run simultaneously by one PC

• Window based software

• Provide training and protocols

 

Applications

• Higher throughput behavioral phenotyping and in vivo drug screening
• Neurobehavioral toxicity screen
• Pharmacokinetics prediction using behavioral readout

BEHAVIORAL TESTS PERFORMED BY ONE SmartCageTM

  • Locomotion: active time, travel distance, velocity and rearing (stand up). Position, and moving paths
  • Noninvasive total sleep/wake monitoring
  • Light/dark place preference and anxiety test
  • Social interaction (and social memory test)
  • Rotarod test in homecage
  • Foot drop/fault (with an option of footshock)
  • Feeding behavior (using a food gate)
  • Drinking behavior and conflict drinking
  • Step-through passive/active avoidance test
  • Tone/contextual conditioned fear test
  • Automated sleep deprivation
  • Drug (e.g., nicotine) aerosol delivery and
  • Self Administration