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 with eight holes through which tissue will grow. The button stalk is our original o-ring based design which minimizes the exit site.
They are available with 25ga connectors to mate with 2Fr polyurethane mouse catheters.
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