The Vascular Access Button™ for rats is an easy, poke-free way to both take blood samples and infuse.
The VAB™ provides a simpler, easier way to access a catheter during sampling or infusion. Its closed system prevents evaporation and improves patency while still preserving the option to group house — a recommended animal welfare refinement. Watch this short video demonstration:
0:08 - Attach magnetic VAB™ cap to group house
0:13 - Catheterized rats in a group housed scenario
0:39 - Use PNP3M injectors to access VAB™ ports with a syringe: flush catheter, take sample, flush catheter
0:59 - Attach magnetic VAB™ tether for continuous access
1:08 - Rat moves freely while tethered in cage
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