Hot and Cold Plate Analgesia Meter

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Hot and Cold Plate Analgesia Meter

Orchid’s Hot & Cold Plate Analgesia Meter is developed to perform rapid & precise screening of analgesic drug properties on small laboratory animals

For testing hot and cold temperature induced pain in mice and rat.

Orchid’s Hot & Cold Plate Analgesia Meter has been developed for both conventional hot plate tests and cold pain test.

Pain sensitivity to heat is assessed by placing the animal on the top of aluminium plate and starting the timer.  The operator stops the timer at the instant the animal lifts its paws from the plate, reacting from discomfort.  The front panel timer displays the latency to react, a measurement of the animal’s resistance to pain

Features

  • Plate temperature can be held at a set point between 1°C to 60°C (±0.5°C)*
  • Instrument has provision to add max sequence numbers, auto experiment number and animal sex.
  • Remote foot-switch controls the test start / stop allowing rapid Hands-free experiments
  • High temperature stability & Uniform surface heat distribution
  • A built-in timer activated by an external foot switch allows the precise measurement of the reaction time (0.1 Sec. Resolution)
  • Precise and reproducible results
  • Cut off timer to avoid damage to animal
  • Top LID Sensor to indicate lid is open and thereof avoiding temperature fluctuations
  • PC Connectivity with software
  • Software with calibration and report generation feature
  • Software has provision to add title, comment, graphical presentation and data can be converted in excel or pdf

 

 

System Specification & Models

ModelControl Unit Dimensions

mm

(LxWxH)

Plate dimensions mm

(LxWxH)

Animal Enclosure Dimensions mm (LxWxH)

 

Temperature range ° CReaction Time Seconds
HC-01

 

 

Box 1: 300x335x210

Box 2: 305X300X210

 

 

205X205X12220x220x2501°C to 60°C

(± 0.5° C)

Digital timer resolution of 0.1s

Order Information

ModelCertificationsPower requirementsAccessories
HC-01CE Compliant220/230V AC 50Hz

110/120V AC 50-60Hz*

Control Panel, with perspex cylinder and lid ,Foot switch

*Needs to be specified in order information

*For working in Cold mode, ambient temperature must be 17°C

For achieving cold plate temperature, ambient temp. must have a gap of 15°C from the set temperature value.

 

Note: Orchid’s continuing product development makes specifications subject to change without prior notification.

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