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Stroke model - MCAO

Animal models of ischemic stroke are procedures inducing cerebral ischemia. The aim is the study of basic processes or potential therapeutic interventions in this disease, and the extension of the pathophysiological knowledge on and/or the improvement of medical treatment of human ischemic stroke.

Several models in different species are currently known to produce cerebral ischemia[1]. Global ischemia models, both complete and incomplete, tend to be easier to perform. However, they are less immediately relevant to human stroke than the focal stroke models, because global ischemia is not a common feature of human stroke. However, in various settings global ischemia is also relevant, e.g. in global anoxic brain damage due to cardiac arrest. Different species also vary in their susceptibility to the various types of ischemic insults. An example is gerbils. They do not have a Circle of Willis and stroke can be induced by common carotid artery occlusion alone.

PF 5000 Stroke Model Monitor

The PeriFlux System 5000 Stroke Model Monitor is a complete set for studying induced strokes in rats or mice. All the necessary equipment and accessories are available together with detailed instructions for use.

The PeriFlux System 5000 is not available within the EU and the EEA.

PeriCam PSI

The PeriCam PSI, based on the proven laser-speckle-contrast analysis (LASCA) imaging technology, is  a reliable tool in assessing induced stroke or MCAO (middle cerebral artery occlusion).


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Perimed AB, established in 1981, provides instruments, software and expertise to enable assessment of the microcirculation. We utilize laser Doppler, laser speckle (LASCA) and transcutaneous oxygen (tcpO2 or TCOM), to accurately monitor and quantify blood perfusion and tissue oxygenation in real-time. Our modular PeriFlux System 5000 and PeriFlux 6000, the latest generation of our PeriFlux System, are excellent choices for diagnosing Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) or for assessing wound healing potential in your vascular patients. Our blood perfusion imager PeriCam PSI System allows you to investigate spatial distribution, for example during cortical spreading depression.