Preclinical Operant Pain Testing

The key to effective and meaningful preclinical drug assessment starts with choosing appropriate behavioral tests. Velocity Laboratories employs operant assays that, unlike reflexive pain assays, evaluate nociceptive processing and modulation throughout the neuraxis. By allowing animals to experience mild, non-injurious pain voluntarily, operant assays access the higher executive and affective processes controlling the experience of pain. Velocity Laboratories can provide prospective data from pain assays to deliver a more complete preclinical assessment of your prospective analgesics.