Just for Mice™ Stereotaxic Instrument

Just for Mice™ Stereotaxic Instrument

The Just For Mice™ Stereotaxic Instrument was specifically developed for the expanding growth of research being conducted in laboratories using knock-out and transgenic mice. The Just For Mice™ is ideal for researchers in need of a versatile, reliable instrument for stereotaxic procedures with mice and other small rodents. This innovative instrument allows the user to perform surgical procedures on two mice at one time. Precision alignment when using the Just For Mice™ ensures accurate placement of electrodes, micropipettes, cannula, and other devices. Just For Mice™ is the only instrument built especially for mice, and offers several advantages over other commercially available “made for rat” instruments.

• Available in manual, digital, motorized and ultra-precise versions
• Ideal for neonatal rats and mice
• Dual workstations
• Accurate to 100 µm
• Ear and tooth bar post height adjustment to accomodate animals between
    10-75 grams
• Delrin® ear bars; tapered points on one end and rubber pads on the other
• Triple lead screw in manipulator arm for fast positioning

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Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
72-6049 Just for Mice™ Standard Stereotaxic Instrument
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The Just For Mice™ Stereotaxic Instrument was specifically developed for the expanding growth of research being conducted in laboratories using knock-out and transgenic mice. The Just For Mice™ is ideal for researchers in need of a versatile, reliable instrument for stereotaxic procedures with mice and other small rodents. This innovative instrument allows the user to perform surgical procedures on two mice at one time. Precision alignment when using the Just For Mice™ ensures accurate placement of electrodes, micropipettes, cannula, and other devices. Just For Mice™ is the only instrument built especially for mice, and offers several advantages over other commercially available “made for rat” instruments.

• Available in manual, digital, motorized and ultra-precise versions
• Ideal for neonatal rats and mice
• Dual workstations
• Accurate to 100 µm
• Ear and tooth bar post height adjustment to accomodate animals between 10-75 grams
• Delrin® ear bars; tapered points on one end and rubber pads on the other
• Triple lead screw in manipulator arm for fast positioning

Saves Time
Waiting time can be virtually eliminated. For example, in applications that require drying time for cranial plaster, surgery can be performed on one mouse while the cranial cement is drying on the other mouse. Or, one person can perform surgery while another person installs another mouse or neonatal rat.

Dual Workstations
Two stereotaxic instruments on a single base. The base is 10 in x 10 in and has two ear bar and tooth holder slots located on each side. A tooth bar and nose clamp secures the nose. A single manipulator arm controls medial-lateral and dorsal-ventral positioning via triple-lead screws, and anterior-posterior movement via dovetail slide movement, with 80 mm of travel possible in each direction, allowing access to both ear bar locations.

Unique, Light Ear Bars
Ear bar posts may be independently adjusted in height—a unique feature of this stereotaxic instrument—to level the skull. Ear bars are composed of light Delrin® material with tapered points, non-invasive rubber pads or jaw holder cuffs. Laser engraved scales show the vertical positions of the ear bars. Model organisms with soft skulls, such as the mouse and the neonatal rat, are difficult to secure firmly in a traditional stereotaxic instrument. The stainless steel ear bars used for adult rats are too heavy to provide a secure hold without compressing the sides of the skull inward (which closes the airways and impedes blood flow.) Further, the neonatal rat pup has no external opening of the auditory canal for inserting the ear bar points.

Included Components
Base, manipulator arm, standard probe holder with corner clamp, Delrin® nose clamp assembly and Delrin® ear bars

Specifications72-6049
AnimalMice and Neonatal Rats
Ear Bar HeightAdjustable
Length English17"
Width English10"