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Incremental Hot/Cold Plate

The original IITC Hot/Cold Plate Analgesia Meter available with ramping temperature from -10 deg. C to 70 deg. C. IITC Life Science developed the first commercially available test apparatus in the world which is capable of truly assessing pharmacological modulation of thermonociception.

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Temperature Range:  -10 C to 70 C

Ramping temperature for threshold & latency results

Rapid increase or decrease in temperature

Supplied with a clear animal enclosure

Plate size 4” x 8”

Precise Programmable digital control

Print out of data

Temperature stability is .1 deg. C.

Footswitch - RS232

Software - USB - (optional)

IITC's Hot/Cold Plate Analgesia Meter widens the range of analgesia research to new levels. The unit is microprocessor controlled and can be used for both incremental heating and cooling from any starting temperature from -10 C to 70 C in 0.1 C increments. The microprocessor monitors and controls the rate of heating/cooling which can be set from 1 to 10 C per minute. The front panel display shows all test results including length of test in .01 sec. increments, starting temperature and stopping temperature. The plate is uniformly heated/cooled at an adjustable rate and has automatic upper/lower cut-off limits. All parameters are entered via front panel keypad. i.e. rate of temperature increase/decrease, maximum/minimum temperature, date/time and animal number. The IITC system can also double as a constant temperature hot plate analgesia meter.

Upon reaction of either the hind paw or fore paw (whichever is chosen) a foot switch is depressed and the heating/cooling of the unit is reversed to the standby temperature within minutes. The data includes the date, animal number, temperature and time of day. The readout updates the controlled parameters.

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