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NEW:Mobile HomeCage

Anesthetics affect the brain function and diminish the relevance of imaging and electrophysiology performed in vivo; they limit the number and frequency of recording sessions. Neurotar's proprietary Mobile HomeCage solves these problems.

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With the Mobile Home Cage you can:

  • Discontinue using anesthetics during experiments and animal training
  • Firmly immobilize the head of a freely moving awake animal for optical or electrical access to the brain cells
  • Start your experiments after only 4 days of training (ask us for the training protocol)
  • Combine behavioral tests with two-photon microscopy, patch-clamp, optogenetics or intrinsic optical imaging
  • Offer a real environment with tangible walls and flat floor to creatures that love to sniff and touch
  • Monitor your test animals as they socialize, sleep or respond to sensory stimuli
  • Image or record frequently (up to 4 sessions per day) vs. at 1-2 day intervals (in anesthetized animals)
  • Leave product development to engineers – put MHC into your set-up immediately; it is compatible with the microscope frames from all major providers
  • Start a new line of research, attract new grant financing

Key facts and notes:

  • Intended for use with laboratory mice (up to 50 g); rat applicatons under development
  • The procedure of head fixation does not require anesthetizing the mouse
  • Dimensions of the device: width 42 cm, depth 30 cm, height 5 cm (with bridge – up to 21.3 cm)
  • Total weight of the device: 8 kg
  • Requires connection to an outlet of a standard laboratory pressurized air source; input pressure range: 20-60 psi


Neurotar's Mobile HomeCage is No Circus(YouTube)

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