• Toxicology

To protect human health, wildlife, and the environment, the effects of naturally occurring and synthetic contaminants need to be monitored. In particular, mechanisms through which toxins cause disease are often poorly understood. Zebrafish are valuable in these types of studies for many reasons.

 

The following are just a few reasons why zebrafish are valuable:

 

  • High reproductive rate, small size, and low-cost maintenance
  • Transparency as larvae and development outside of the mother
  • Recent advances in genetic engineering and easy genetic manipulation
  • As vertebrates, they share many of our genes and organ systems

 

In rapid compound screening of larvae (for example, in 96-well plates), activity, startle response, and circular swimming are important behavioral endpoints indicative of toxicity or other effects of compounds.

DanioVision is the complete system designed for experiments with zebrafish larvae. 

DanioScope is the premier software tool to investigate a scope of zebrafish embryo and larvae parameters. 

EthoVision XT is the world's most used video tracking tool, as well as a software platform to build your set-up on. 

Track3D is a video-based system for automated tracking of fish in a three-dimensional space.