Glass Ionomer Cement
NOTE: Instech no longer distributes the FujiCem dental cement. You may purchase it directly from dental suppliers such as net32.
Resin-based glass ionomer cement is useful for permanent head attachment of microdialysis probes and head block tethers in rats and mice. It has significant advantages over the more commonly used methyl methacrylate cements: it bonds to bone, eliminating the need for bone screws in most cases; it has a lower temperature increase during polymerization; and it hardens more quickly with no noxious fumes.
The new intro kit configuration includes a reusable plastic syringe-type dispenser, one 13.3gm cartridge and 20 disposable mixing tips. The cartridges have two separate chambers so that the components of the cement are only mixed in the tips; therefore, they do not need to be used all at once. The refill kit includes two cartridges and 44 mixing tips but no dispenser. The older metal dispenser is available separately. An SOP for rodent head attachment is included.
Features and Benefits
- Eliminates the need for bone screws
- No noxious fumes
- Includes reusable plastic syringe-type dispenser