The Vascular Access Button™ for mice is ideal for addiction studies because the combined tether/IV line can be quickly and aseptically connected or disconnected when moving the mouse into or out of the operant chamber. Mice can be group housed when not in the chamber.
The sterile 2Fr mouse jugular vein catheter is made to fit the 25ga connector on the button perfectly, has a round tip for extended patency and a collar for precise positioning of the catheter tip (13mm insertion length for 25g mice if you are following the Instech/Lapierre surgical procedure).
The responsive spring counter-balanced lever arm is critical when working with mice, and, unlike some older Med Associates designs, will not snag the tubing on the tether.
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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.
This 73 second video demonstrates the use of the Vascular Access Button™ in Mice from surgery to blood sampling, infusion, and group housing.