950 N. Hague Ave
Columbus, OH 43204 U.S.A.
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Phone: [614] 276.0861
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Society for Neuroscience
Washington, D.C., Nov. 11 - 15
Booth# 1717

New Developments


New & Improved Contextual Place Preference Box
Our Contextual Place Preference Apparatus (CPP) has been redesigned and improved in a couple of different ways. Our previous design had one side black, the opposite side white, which led to limited modification possibilities. Additionally, our CPP photocell detection hardware and software were made “task specific” and didn’t have the flexibility to be re-purposed for other related tests like the Open Field Test. Our latest design combines all the advantages of our flagship Opto-Varimex Auto-Track activity monitor with a clear CPP box that can be modified with patterns printed from the user’s own printer...


Velocity/Acceleration Race Track for Small Animals
This custom-built runway race-track is used to assess acceleration and velocity of small animals as they run end to end. The runway measures 2.5 meters long and has an adjustable width between 2.5 and 12.5 centimeters. Walls are designed with height extensions to accommodate larger animals that may be able to jump out of the track lane. Photo beam “curtains” are spaced evenly at 10 centimeter intervals (24 gates total); as the subject runs end to end they break these photo-beams and time is measured between each gate allowing for calculation of acceleration and velocity. System comes complete with software, cables, and all hardware. Contact us for pricing or for additional information.


Improved Metabolic Cage with Urine Collection & Calorimetry
New and Improved feature for Oxymax-CLAMS is the ability to employ the Techniplast funnel and cage, along with parts fabricated by Columbus Instruments, into a complete solution for monitoring VO2/VCO2, activity (not pictured for illustration purposes), food intake, & water consumption as well as urine and feces production. Systems are available in 4 to 32 station setups with complete automation for data collection plus a software program (CLAX) that can perform statistical analysis. Systems are installed by a Columbus Instruments certified engineer who also trains users on operation and maintenance.…