Stand-Alone Raturn System

BASi’s Raturn is a movement response caging system that is designed for use with tether-based applications in awake animals.  Used as an alternative to a liquid swivel or commutator, the Raturn responds to animal movement to keep wires, tubing, fluid lines and cables from twisting.

  • Reduce stress with less animal handing
  • Eliminate swivels and commutators
  • Combine multiple fluid or electrical lines
  • Small size stand-alone option optimizes bench space
  • Use with BASi round, stackable or universal cages

The Raturn consists of a turntable and drive mechanism connected to a control box.  The rat or mouse is placed into a cage (sold separately) and tethered to a counterbalance arm.  The animal can move up to 280° before activating the optical sensor, causing the cage to counter rotate to prevent twisting.  The optional Raturn Activity Monitoring System easily integrates with the Raturn to observe changes in locomotor activity following treatments.  Metabolic floor inserts also available for collection of metabolic waste products.

BASI’s Raturn systems are used in academic and pharmaceutical laboratories and CROs in a wide range of applications including:

  • In vivo Microdialysis
  • Blood Collection
  • Optogenetics
  • Infusion and Biosensor Implants
  • Pressure Monitoring
  • ECG
  • Locomotor Activity Analysis

Stand-Alone Raturn System
System Includes:
Raturn Control box 
Base with Support Stand
Balance arm w/rearing
O-zone resistant o-rings for Raturn Motor (1 pack of 3)

 MD-404  Raturn with Stackable Cage - rat
 MD-405  Raturn with Stackable Cage - mouse
 MD-406  Raturn with Universal Cage - mouse

Choose one of the following to go with your Raturn System:

 RT-1404  Mount for Stand-Alone Raturn System
 RT-203  Cube for Stand-Alone Raturn System

Optional Parts:

  Optional parts for Metabolic Collections:
 MD-222  Legs for Stand Stand-Alone Raturn
 MD-221  Metabolic Accessory Holder
 CX-1400   I-Cup Reusable Chilling Chamber
 CX-1211  42 mL capped urine collection vials
 PL-4000  20 mL scintillation vials

Replacement parts:

 MF-2050  O-zone resistant o-rings for Raturn Motor (3 per pack)
 CX-1215  Raturn Replacement Sensor Flag for Tether Arm
 MD-1455R  Rat Tether for Universal Cage and Stackable Cage
 CX-1214R  Mouse Tether for Universal Cage
 MD-1460R   Mouse Tether for Stackable Cage and Mouse Metabolic Cage
 MD-1408  Metabolism Stand for Raturn
 MF-5371  Rat Collars
 MD-1365  Mouse Collars

The Raturn is set at an "optimized rotational speed."  If you would like to adjust to a different speed of rotation, please contact BASi.