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16/02/2021

IT’IS Releases NeuroRat V4.0, the First Neuro-Functionalized Animal Model

IT’IS Releases NeuroRat V4.0, the First Neuro-Functionalized Animal Model

Today, the IT’IS Foundation announced the release of the advanced computational NeuroRat V4.0 model with detailed neuroanatomy that features peripheral nerve trajectories and a co-registered brain atlas model (Waxholm Space Atlas) ‒ another important step in their efforts to support and partially replace laboratory experiments. The anatomy is based on high-resolution computed tomography and structural magnetic resonance imaging data acquired by the Animal Imaging Center at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.

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The novel rat model is optimized for Sim4Life and comes with preassigned material properties based on the IT’IS Tissue Properties Database. In addition, it can be posed and features nerve trajectories, which can be used with Sim4Life’s T-NEURO module to simulate neuro-electrophysiology.

More information about the release can be found on the IT’IS website.