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Paw Pressure Test Apparatus

IITC the very first digitally controlled paw pressure meter. The unit allows the user to obtain data for analgesic drug testing via the Randall-Selitto method. The hand held Pressure Applicator applies a force to the extremity of the test subjects. Continuous readings of the force applied are provided. The last maximum force applied(Peak) during the test is held in the meter to allow recording of the Peak force for each animal.

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First digitally controlled unit for paw pressure measurements
Only hand held unit available on the market
Hands free operation
Continuous readings in 1 gram increments
Peak reading stored
No calibration required
Footswitch standard
Analog output cable available

One year warranty
120/240V
CE

The hand held Pressure Applicator is used to apply a force to the extremity of the test subjects. With the meter showing continuous readings of the force applied.  The last maximum force applied(Peak) during the test is held in the meter to allow recording of the Peak force for each animal.  The Pressure Applicator has a flat side and a probe side.  To test an animal place the pressure applicator probe under the paw.   Close the pressure applicator until a reaction occurs and then release the Pressure Applicator and the electronic unit will capture and hold the Peak pressure.  The pressure is shown in grams.  After recording the Peak pressure use the provided foot switch to reset the meter for the next test.  The foot switch allows hands free operation of the meter. 

An acrylic stand comes standard with the equipment which allows easy viewing of information on the portable meter. The meter is powered by 9V battery (with approximately 50 hours of operation) or by a power adapter.  Both are supplied with the meter.

The hand held Pressure Applicator weighs a mere three ounces with an accuracy of 0.5%.  A test weight is supplied for accuracy check.  No calibration required.  Additional Pressure Applicators can be purchased.

See the Accessories tab for information on our optional Animal Stand with sling to hold the animal during testing.

Animal Stand with sling

This is an optional product that increases ease of use by holding the animal during the paw pressure test.  This product has two components; Rodent Sling System consisting of the stand and posts and a sling of the correct size for the animal.

 

Rodent Sling Sizes
 Rat sling suit, x-small 100-150 grams
 Rat sling suit, small 150-250 grams
 Rat sling suit, medium 250-350 grams
 Rat sling suit, large 350-500 grams
 Rat sling suit, x-large + 500 grams
 Mouse sling suit, small up to 25 grams
 Mouse sling suit, medium 25-30 grams
 Mouse sling suit, large  + 30 grams

 


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