Instech pumps, swivels and tethers are standard equipment in rat glucose clamp experiments. Multiple syringe pumps push glucose, insulin, drugs, tracer glucose or other fluids into a three or four-way connector which combines and reaches the animal via a two-channel swivel.
Blood samples are taken manually or with an automated sampler on the second channel outside the cage to minimize stress. The two channel Vascular Access Button™ simplifies the animal connection, and PinPorts™ can be used to simplify injections or intermittent sampling. With a protective cap over the VAB, rats can be group housed prior to the experiment.
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