Accurately measures the nociceptive threshold to infrared heat stimulus on the rat or mouse tail. Used for rapid screening of analgesic drugs by measuring reaction time to heat, even in anesthetized animals, crucial for repeated tests, thanks to the reflexive nature of the tail flick response.
Adjustable I.R. intensity, bright touch-screen display with intuitive controls. Comfortable surface for the animal. Latency and thermal intensity data are automatically saved.
|Tail-flick is scored automatically or manually||Precise score, free of human variability and flexibility|
|Fully controlled by a 4.3" touch screen||Ultra-intuitive menus and bright colors for ease of use|
|USB memory key and software are included||Works as a stand-alone or connected to the PC|
|No protruding elements and unobstructed surface||Work confortably and get excellent reproducibility|
|Radiant energy can be calibrated with optional Radiometer||Arbitrary units can be converted and lamp usage compensated|
|Command input and read-out||4.3" colour touch screen|
|Power requirements||Universal input 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz, 50W|
|Operating Environment||10°C to 40°C, 5% to 95% RH (non-condensing)|
|Data export||.csv format via USB key|
|Start Experiment||Via pedal switch or via start icon on the touch screen (or via TTL)|
|Stop Experiment||Via pedal switch, start icon on the touch screen, cut-off (or via TTL)|
|Measurement mode||Manual (foot-switch) or automatic (fiber optic)|
|I.R. Intensity||Adjustable in the interval 01-99 (in one digit steps)|
|Latency Time||Displayed on the graphic display, in 0.1s steps|
|Cut-off Function||Adjustable from 5 to 30 seconds|
|Data Portability||Via USB pen-drive provided|
|Calibration||Via appropriate I.R. Radiometer (not included)|
|TTL/IO||Available as input or output|
|Shipping Weight||3Kg approx.|
|Dimensions||37.5(w) x38.5 (d) x 13 (h) cm (assembled)|
|Warranty||Tail Flick Unit is covered by a 12-month warranty + 12 after product registration.|
|UB-Care||Additional UB-Care can be added for other 12 or 24 months|
The Tail Flick Unit basically consists of an IR source, whose radiant energy of adjustable intensity is focused by an embodied parabolic mirror on the animal tail.
The animal is held by the operator on the instrument unobstructed upper panel in such a way that its tail, placed over a flush mounted window, receives the IR energy. The operator starts the stimulus and the related reaction-time counter by the pedal switch or by the touch-screen start button. When the animal feels pain and flicks its tail, a sensor detects it, stops the reaction time counter and switches off the bulb. The reaction time of the animal is thus automatically determined to the nearest 0.1 second.
(unless the manual score option is activated, in which case it is the scientist to stop the counter by pressing the footswitch).
|37560 Tail Flick Unit|
|37560-001||Tail Flick Main Unit|
|E-AU 101||USB Pen Drive|
|37360-325||Mouse Holder (25mm I.D.)|
|37360-330||Mouse Holder (30mm I.D.)|
|37300||Heat-Flux I.R. Radiometer for calibration|