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Permeability of Catheter and Tubing Materials

The ability for gasses to pass through research tubing varies dramatically depending on the tubing material. This can have a meaningful impact on laboratory animal infusion or sampling studies. For example, when a rodent has a simple exteriorized catheter filled with lock solution and closed with a plug, the lock solution can evaporate, pulling blood into the tip of the catheter which can then clot.

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Topics: PE Tubing

7 Things to Consider When Choosing Tubing for Research

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right tubing for your research. From fit and material to kink resiliency and air permeability, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of materials, sizes, and the intended application.

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Topics: How To, Tubing

New Software for Automated Blood Samplers

New Product Release


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Topics: News, Product Releases, Automated Blood Sampling

Course on Glucose Clamping in Freely Moving Rats and Mice

RRSSC, Instech, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research in The Netherlands are proud to announce a newly created hands-on laboratory course on the glucose clamp technique in stress-free, conscious and freely moving mice and rats.

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Topics: News

VAB™ and Positive Pressure Technique Can Improve Patency of Rodent Catheters

When conducting in vivo work with catheters, you can’t see beneath the skin. We wanted to show what is actually happening at the tip of the catheter, where blockages can occur, and what can be done to prevent them.

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Topics: How To

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Founded in 1971, Instech Laboratories, Inc. is a privately-owned company focused on the design, development and manufacturing of instruments for biomedical research. A strong proponent of the 3Rs, Instech is committed to its customers in university, government, and corporate laboratories by offering products in standard and custom configurations. Products are available directly from Instech and from a number of distributors worldwide.

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