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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.
New Journal Club Series
Striatech is hosting a Journal Club Series where OptoDrum users present their data on various research topics.
On October 8th, Dr. Zoë Bichler and Dr. Maximiliano Presa from the Jackson Laboratory will talk about "Visual Acuity as a Relevant Phenotype in Mouse Models of Rare Disease".
They will present two projects in which OptoDrum measurements were performed to characterize progression in rare diseases: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT2a) and Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency (MSD).
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
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