Hot Plate method typically records the peripheral analgesic activity in rodents (Rat & Mice). In particular, hot plate measure thermal hyperalgesia in rodent.

Hot Plate anagesiometer used in rodents measure peripheral angelic activity. It is based on a principal responding to thermal sensitivity (Tolerance) of rodent paw. Although VJ Instruments’s Hot plate meter has facility to change the temperature upto desire level, however, usually pain sensitivity is recorded at 55 degree centigrade. Hot plate meter is enabled with electronic thermostat which maintains the precise temperature of plate and temperature is displayed on wide digital screen. Further plexiglass chamber over the Thermal plate provides safety to the Researcher.

Hot plate meter is enabled with built in timer and foot switch. Built in timer precisely helps to maintain the cut of time i.e. the time of contact between rodent paw and thermal plate. It prevents further damage to rodent biological tissues. Foot switch facility enable researcher to regulate the digital operations even after his hands are engaged in handling of animal. Thus operator can instantly stop timer easily and conveniently with help of foot switch. The thermal plate has an advantage to maintain the uniform temperature over its surface. The front panel timer then displays the number of seconds the animal took to react. Animal reaction time is a measurement of animal resistance to pain and is used to measure efficacy of analgesics.

  • Simple user interface
  • Design for both rat and mice
  • Digital temperature set point
  • Built in timer
  • Foot switch timer operation
  • Easy to clean
  • Temperature accuracy 0.1 C
  • Uniform temperature on the plate
Model No VJHP-01

*Capacities mentioned above depend on samples used and may vary accordingly.

  • Emergency stop switch.

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Behaviour / Preclinical Instruments