Grip Strength Meter

Grip Strength Meter

The grip strength meter allows the study of neuromuscular functions in rodents by determining the maximum force displayed by an animal.

  • Easy to use and large back-lighted screen
  • Stand-alone system, no need of computer
  • Fit to Rats and Mice while needing only changing grip accessories
  • Multi-units display : Kgs, grams, LBs Newton...

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
76-0483 Single Grip test package with one Bar/Grid accessory (to be specified at the time of purchase)
76-0479 Accessory Grasping Bar, Rat - Front or Hind Paws
76-0480 Accessory Grasping Bar, Mouse - Front or Hind Paws
76-0481 Accessory Grasping Grid, Rat - Front Paws
76-0482 Accessory Grasping Grid, Mouse - Front Paws or Four Paws
76-0406 (SEDACOMV2.0) SEDACOM Software V2.0
76-0608 (CONRS232USB) RS-232/USB Adapter for the SEDACOM software
76-0485 RS232 Cable for GS3 Grip Strength meter
76-0741 BIO-CIS Force ramp software
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The grip strength meter allows the study of neuromuscular functions in rodents by determining the maximum force displayed by an animal. This test is included in the Functional Observational Battery (FOB) to screen for neurobehavioral toxicity. In this context, changes in grip strength are interpreted as evidence of motor neurotoxicity.

Basically, the grip strength meter is positioned horizontally and the subjects are held by the tail and lowered towards the apparatus. The animals are allowed to grasp the metal grid or triangular pull bar and are then pulled backwards in the horizontal plane. The force applied to the grid or to the bar just before it loses grip is recorded as the peak tension. Depending on the grid type used, grip strength can be measured from the front or hind paws. This force can be measured in grams, Newtons or Ibs.

Data can be visualized on the control unit display or exported to a PC or pinter or chart recorder.

When used with the SEDACOM 2.0 software, the 76-0485/RS232 cable and 76-0608/RS232-USB adapter. When used with the 76-0741 BIO-CIS software, the cablesand adpater are included.
Specifications

Johansson EM, García-Gutiérrez MS, Moscoso-Castro M, Manzanares J, Valverde O. (2015 ) Reduced Contextual Discrimination following Alcohol Consumption or MDMA Administration in Mice. PLoS One.