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Neuroscience Laboratory Services

Behavioral Testing Services

Quantify Motor, Emotional, Cognitive and Sensory Functions

Neurological diseases often result in a combination of motor and cognitive deficits. Thus, behavioral assessments in conjunction with physiological readouts offer a broader understanding of the basic biological mechanism of disease and cognitive impairment, highly relevant to therapeutic developments. 

Utilizing rodent and pig models, MD Biosciences offers a variety of behavioral assessment capabilities applicable to (but not limited to) the following subject areas:

Pain Test: Von Frey, thermal (hot plate, tail flick), weight bearing

Balance/Coordination Tests: Rotarod, paw placement/cylinder, balanced beam/catwalk

Learning and Cognition/Memory Test: Morris water maze, novel object recognition 

Sensory and Motor Functioning Tests: Paw adhesive removal, grip strength

Anxiety/Stress Tests: Open field, tail suspension, forced swim, elevated plus maze

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Don't see the test, model or readout you're looking for? Contact our scientific team today to discuss as we're highly flexible and are open to learning new literature to accommodate your needs!