Use a Vascular Access Button™ instead of an externalized catheter for manual IV boluses for several reasons:
You can order animals with the VAB™ and catheter implanted by the animal vendor. Group house the rats using the protective cap (VABRC). Inject the dose using a syringe fitted with a PNP3M injector, then flush in the volume remaining in the catheter with sterile heparin-saline.
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.
When conducting in vivo work with catheters, it is impossible to see what’s happening beneath the skin. We wanted to demonstrate what actually occurs at the tip of the catheter, show where blockages might typically originate, and what could be done to prevent them. These are the results.