The mouse VAB™ is a transcutaneous port that permits quick, aseptic access to a catheterized vessel either with a syringe for intermittent access or a tether for continuous access. Applications include infusion, blood sampling and IV self-administration.
You have a choice of three different types of disks which hold the button in place under the skin:
The catheter connectors are subcutaneous, under the felt:
Access the miniature PinPort™ built into the button directly using a syringe fitted with a mating PNP3M injector or extension set. Use the VABMG tool to hold the button and mouse magnetically without hemostats. Connect a tether (VABM1T) with a 25ga swivel for continuous access; the tether connects magnetically to minimize force on the animal. Use the one of five colored aluminum VABM1C-5 caps to protect the button when group housing mice.
Guidance for one and two channel magnetic mouse buttons.
Evaluation of Three Catheter Maintenance Schedules in Standardly Externalized Catheter and Transcutaneous Buttons