OptoDrum

Automated Measurement of Vision

Striatech’s OptoDrum automatically determines the visual abilities of mice and rats. Based on the optomotor reflex, the OptoDrum’s fully automated and reliable analysis finds visual acuity and contrast sensitivity quickly and objectively.

For a wide range of pre-clinical research applications:

  • Ophthalmology

    Characterization of vision

  • Pharmacology

    Efficacy and safety testing

  • Disease Models

    Track disease progression

  • Toxicology

    Screening for vision defects

  • Phenotyping

    New genetic lines

Advantages

Optodrum
  • Fast experiments due to fully automated analysis
  • Objective, reliable data – no experimenter biases
  • Easy to use – intuitive software, simple conduct of experiments
  • Front door allows easy handling of animal and easy cleaning
  • No training of animal required
  • Non-invasive in vivo testing
  • ScotopicKit additionally available to test night vision with the OptoDrum
  • Responsive Support through Phoenix-Micron

Specifications

For testing laboratory mice and rats:
Larger version – OptoDrum PLUS – available for experiments with rats, but can also be used with mice.

  • OptoDrum Standard

    OptoDrum Standard

    Inside 54x54x30 cm | Outside 70x70x75 cm | Weight ca. 62 kg | mice only

  • OptoDrum Standard

    OptoDrum PLUS

    Inside 55x55x72 cm | Outside 75x75x98 cm | Weight ca. 79 kg | mice & rats

DarkAdapt

Dark Adaption Made Easy

Striatech’s dark adaptation box DarkAdapt takes the hassle out of dark-adapting your experimental animals. DarkAdapt is completely light-tight. Nevertheless, it provides robust ventilation, so that you can thoroughly dark adapt your animal even over extended periods of time, and even in a well-lit laboratory environment.

Advantages

  • Completely light-tight
  • Robust ventilation
  • Stationary and mobile application
  • Can keep cages for mice or rats

Specifications

Inside 30cm x 53cm x 29cm | Outside 35cm x 55cm x 35cm.
Easily fits Type II-long mouse cage or rat cage.

Keratometer

Measurement of Corneal Curvature

The Keratometer was developed by Prof. Frank Schaeffel at the University of Tübingen in Germany and is already being used by numerous labs world-wide. Based on measuring a reflective radius on the eye’s ocular surface, this device makes it easy to collect reliable data on corneal curvature. The main field of application of this survey method is myopia research.

Advantages

  • Fast experiments due to automated eye detection and analysis of corneal curvature
  • No training of animal required
  • Non-invasive in vivo and alert testing
  • No experimenter biases
  • For various smaller animals (e.g., mouse, rat, guinea pig)
  • Comes with convenient storage/transport suitcase

Specifications

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Keratometer

  • Height Ring 38.5 cm, diagonal distance of LED bulbs 27 cm, Height total max. 90 cm
  • Consisting of camera, tripod and light wreath

Equipment & Data Acquisition

  • 87 Hz data acquisition over USB 2
  • Measurement precision is 99%
  • Data given as mean ± s.d. over 60 measures in 1 s
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Photorefractor

Measurement of Eye Refraction

The Photorefractor was developed by Prof. Frank Schaeffel at the University of Tübingen in Germany and is already being used by numerous labs world-wide. Based on the analysis of retinal reflection, this device automatically and conveniently measures the refractive state of laboratory animals. The main field of application of this survey method is myopia research.

Advantages

  • Fast experiments due to fully automated analysis after one-time calibration
  • No training of animal required
  • Non-invasive in vivo and alert testing
  • No experimenter biases
  • Three different versions available: (1) mouse, rat, guinea pig; (2) chicken; (3) marmoset
  • Comes with convenient storage/transport suitcase

Specifications

Photorefractor

  • Height 28 cm, Length 26 cm, Width 8 cm
  • Can be tilted in steps, max. 20° tilt is possible

Platform

  • Height 22 cm, Length 14 / 8 cm, Width 9 / 6 cm
  • Consists of several levels, height can be adjusted

Equipment & Data Acquisition

  • 115 Hz data acquisition over USB 3
  • Linearly light sensitive sensor for precise data
  • Data is continuously recorded; given as mean ± s.d. over 10 measures each
  • Only compatible with Windows

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