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This system makes it possible to use microdialysis probes with freely moving rats. Instech's components work with probes and other equipment available from companies such as CMA/Microdialysis, Microbiotech, Brainlink and Bioanalytical Systems (BASi).
The heart of the system is Instech's dual channel microdialysis swivel, which has quartz-lined center and side channels to minimize dead volume and prevent neurotransmitter oxidation. Dialysate is typically infused through one channel, removed through the other, then collected with a fraction collector. Our head block tether, lever arm, and round container prevent the animal from damaging the probes. Use glass ionomer cement to permanent head attachment of probes and the tether, and FEP tubing and connectors to complete the system. The Harvard Apparatus Pico Plus Elite syringe pump delivers the smooth low flow rates required for microdialysis.
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