One system - nine paradigms.
The TSE Multi Conditioning System is the first multi-purpose modular test platform on today’s market accommodating nine standard conditioning paradigms for the evaluation of learning, memory, emotion and stress-related behaviors in mice and rats. The universal base unit can be extended easily with a large variety of modular arenas and accessories, thus providing unique flexibility. More than that - The Multi Conditioning System is highly cost-effective especially if several paradigms are needed, and it saves valuable space in the laboratory since one base unit supports all nine paradigms. The combination is more than the sum of its components.
The following paradigms can be assessed with the Multi Conditioning System: Fear Conditioning, Panic Response, Active and Passive Avoidance, Learned Helplessness, Conditioned Place Preference, Latent Inhibition, Light-Dark Test and Open Field Locomotor Activity.
Recommended reading: Gräff et al., Nature 483(7388), 2012 An epigenetic blockade of cognitive functions in the neurodegenerating brain using the fear conditioning module of TSE Systems´ Multi Conditioning System, this group at MIT, Cambridge, MA was able to demonstrate that cognitive abilities are blocked by epigenetic mechanisms and reinstated by a novel modus operandi.