IntelliCage by NewBehavior allows automated cognitive and behavioral screening of mutant or treated mice living in social groups.
The IntelliCage is designed for long-term high-throughput investigation of cognitive abilities in laboratory mice. Socially housed mice can perform a variety of freely programmable behavioral tasks in their home cage. Simple to complex conditioning tasks or experiments can be graphically designed in a uniquely flexible manner and controlled for each individual animal in the IntelliCage. The individually tailored experimental protocols are automatically run and analyzed for large numbers of transponder tagged animals simultaneously in the same cage.
This allows the investigation of experimentally induced phenotypic or genotypic effects on cognitive abilities as well as activity patterns. Such behavioral screening is frequently required in biomedical and basic behavioral, neurobiological, pharmacological and genetic research, and can be conducted in the IntelliCage with exceptionally high efficiency, standardization and minimal work load.
The functionality of the IntelliCage is achieved by the unique and user-friendly IntelliCage Plus Software consisting of three separate parts: