Instech's swivel and tether systems can be integrated into whole body plethysmography (WBP) chambers to combine measurement of respiratory function with infusion or blood sampling.
The swivel should be mounted in an o-ring seal at the top of the chamber. Data Sciences International (DSI) / Buxco has such a system with a tower for tethered infusion.
The tether length should be optimized for the size of chamber; in the case of the Buxco FinePointe chamber this is 10in (25cm). The Vascular Access Button™ makes it simple to move the rat in and out of the chamber.
The system shown is for single channel infusion or blood sampling with rats. Two channel systems, for simultaneous infusion and blood sampling, and systems for mice are also available.
A typical application setup is listed below. Add all the pieces to your quote, build your quote piece by piece, or call one of our experienced team members to help guide you through the system best suited for your needs.