If you are interested in a scope of zebrafish embryo and larvae parameters such as embryo activity, cardiovascular measurements, morphology, and gut and blood flow, then DanioScope is just what you need. This software tool uses video files and images, and it offers an easy-to-use and non-invasive way to study your zebrafish.
Most importantly, DanioScope allows you to test many animals simultaneously. This increases the throughput of your research significantly, and ultimately saves you a lot of time when it comes to preparing your experiment, acquiring data, and analyzing the results.
Movements such as tail flicks, coilings, and convulsive behavior that start as early as 17 hours after fertilization are easily measured with DanioScope. As a result, it is an ideal tool for toxicological or pharmacological research.
DanioScope is the video-based software tool for the non-invasive study of zebrafish embryo
Video based assessment of heart rate and inter-beat intervals is far less labor intensive and time consuming than traditional methods such as manual counting or the use of micro pressure systems, electrocardiograms, and Laser Doppler microscopy. DanioScope automatically calculates the number of beats per second (BPS) and beats per minute (BPM).
Heart malfunctions might not always be evident in heart rate data, and blood flow measurements are a valuable addition to a study. DanioScope uses video analysis to measure the flow in a blood vessel. In addition, this method also allows for gut flow measurement.
Besides dynamic measurements, DanioScope also allows you to easily monitor the morphology of your zebrafish. You can upload images or take snapshots from videos and simply draw in distances or areas you are interested in.
You can find recent publications on the DanioScope reference page.