ForcedSwimScan is a component of our DepressionScan Suite. The forced swim test, as originally described by Porsolt et al, is the most widely used pharmacological method assessing antidepressant activity. This is largely due to its ease to use, reliability across laboratories, and ability to detect a broad spectrum of antidepressants. ForcedSwimScan, not only provides more accurate results, but is also able to support the “Extended Forced Swim Test”, measuring the time spent struggling/escaping/climbing/diving versus time spent floating/immobile/passive swimming in a tall cylinder filled with water.

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