|Ambient Temperature||Between 18°C and 25°C|
Hot and cold plate meter basically used for testing the analgesic reaction on rat and mice. Hot cold plates provide exceptional fast ramp rates that can be advantageous in labs and production. The Globus Technomech’s Hot and cold plate meter is based on a metal plate which can be heated to 65°C and cooled to 1°C (with an ambient temperature between 18°C and 25°C).
An electronic thermostat maintains the plate’s temperature and a front panel digital thermometer displays the current plate temperature. The animal’s pain sensitivity resulting from exposure to heat or cold is tested by placing the animal on the surface of the plate and starting a built-in timer. The operator stops the timer at the instant the animal lifts its paw from the plate, reacting to the discomfort. 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.