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Our products are dedicated to the automated assessment of behavior in the laboratory. There are three main categories of "problems" that our solutions for automated assessment of behavior can help you solve, yet many more can be imagined:
Automated assessment of behavior in the laboratory

Our products are dedicated to the automated assessment of behavior in the laboratory. There are three main categories of "problems" that our solutions for automated assessment of behavior can help you solve, yet many more can be imagined:

The investigation of genetically modified mice:

  • Conventional phenotyping methods are too slow and labor-intensive to keep up with the rapidly increasing number of targeted mutations.
  • Limited testing time often causes small sample sizes and false negative results.
  • Mouse mutants show frequently pleiotropies, which are only detected by large test batteries and complex statistics.
  • Many laboratories lack the behavioral equipment and expertise to perform basic screening for cognitive changes.
  • Behavioral laboratories do not have sufficient resources for routine screening of mice.

Toxicological testing for discrete malfunctions:

  • Chemically induced malfunctions of the CNS are frequently reflected by subtle or chronic behavioral changes whose detection by standard behavioral paradigms is difficult.

Animal facilities and animal welfare

  • Governmental regulations increasingly restrict the use of animals even for behavioral testing - in-cage assessment of behavior is likely to meet the least resistance.
  • Regulations will also increase pressure on testing genetically modified mice for subtle behavioral malfunctions.




(discontinued) Animal tracking and ecology in the field

Problems that are commonly encountered when working in the field:

  • animals often have large home ranges and cannot be followed
  • nests/roosts are often not directly accessible
  • animals are difficult to recognize externally and from afar; suitable marking methods are often lacking

Problems, which are similar to those faced  in the laboratory:

  • direct observations are work intensive and it is often difficult to achieve sufficient sample sizes for statistical analysis
  • the presence and handling of  the human observer causes disturbance and can influence the behavior of animals
Products for the study of free-ranging animals (discontinued)
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