This VAB™ variant was developed for the surgeons at The Jackson Laboratory who needed a design that would work across their diverse strains of mice. The button provides a number of benefits over a simple exteriorized catheter:
The button features a medical-grade silicone mesh disk, 14mm in diamter, with eight holes through which tissue will grow. The button stalk is our original o-ring based design which minimizes the exit site. The silicone disk is also available on our standard magnetic mouse VAB.
They are available with 25ga connectors to mate with 2Fr polyurethane mouse catheters.
Guidance for one channel non-magnetic silicone mesh mouse buttons