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Striatech provides professional tools and products for visual neuroscience to researchers worldwide. Our tools are made by experts for experts and combine easy handling with innovative analytical methods.
Striatech Online Journal Club
Developing Retinal Gene Therapy for Zellweger Spectrum Disorder (ZSD)
Peroxisomal disorders and the PEX1-G844D mouse model for mild Zellweger Spectrum Disorder (ZSD), leads to retinal degeneration and vision loss. Catherine Argyriou will describe how her team used AAV8-mediated gene delivery to robustly and durably improve functional vision, retinal response, retinal structure, and biochemical metabolites in ZSD-mice.
Journal Club: Developing Retinal Gene Therapy for Zellweger Spectrum Disorder (ZSD)
Journal Club: In Vivo Modeling of Immune-mediated Optic Neuropathies
International Myopia Conference 2022 Rotterdam | Sep 4th – 6th
Journal Club: Endothelial Caspase-9 Mediates Inflammatory and Vision Function Changes in Retinal Vascular Injury
New Products & Journal Club
New Products for Myopia Research
For many years, the Photorefractor and Keratometer, invented by Prof. Frank Schaeffel (University of Tübingen), have been the gold standard in myopia research to measure the eyes of small and alert laboratory animals. Striatech is pleased to now offer these products to the research community.
"IR Photorefraction and IR Photokeratometry - Measuring Refractive State and Corneal Curvature in Animals and Humans"
In this Journal Club, Prof. Frank Schaeffel explains his inventions for IR photorefraction and IR photokeratometry that facilitate measurements of small eyes of animal models. He focuses on the history, application, advantages, optics, software algorithms and calibration.
Fully automated process
Automated animal detection, behavior analysis, and assessment of visual threshold
No fixation or surgery is required · Animal can be tested daily, if required
Cost saving and effective
No animal training necessary · Minimally trained personnel can use the OptoDrum: the software does the work for you!
Easy handling and maintenance
Can be used right out of the box · Front door allows easy animal handling and easy cleaning
For mice and rats
Larger OptoDrumPLUS available for experiments with rats · OptoDrumPLUS can also be used with mice
Test rod-specific vision
Scotopic kit available to test rod vision · Variable adjustment of brightness in steps of 1 log unit
Some of Our Customers
I cannot tell you how happy I am to have the OptoDrum. The fact that it is easy to use and it relies on an unbiased method to determine ‘yes’ or ‘no’ decisions for mouse behavior helps a lot in designing and conducting experiments.Dr. Abdoulaye Sene, Genentech
The results are finally objective. Until now, it was difficult or even impossible to compare data collected by different users.Prof. Volker Enzmann, University Bern, Switzerland
The OptoDrum has a user friendly and sturdy design. It is incredibly easy to use and delivers results right away. On top of this, Striatech provides great support!Prof. Marius Ader, TU Dresden