This implantable button for rats connects four independent fluid channels simply by engaging the mating tether. It is the same size as the one-, two- and three-channel rat Vascular Access Buttons™. Connect four 3Fr catheters to the 22ga inputs under the felt disk. The small red, white, blue, and green PinPorts™ can be accessed manually using a syringe fitted with a PNP3M injector.
The mating tether snaps into the button with magnets to minimize the force on the animal. Connect a 25ga dual channel swivel for continuous to two lines or a single channel swivel for continuous access to one; access the other lines through PinPorts at the top of the tether for intermittent sampling or dosing. Use a five-channel swivel for continuous access to all four channels.
Group housing is possible with the optional aluminum cap (
Complete this configuration form to define the optimal tether for your application and to avoid confusion on connections. Shown in the list below is a tether kit for continuous collection, no replacement salts, and ports for intermittent dosing and sampling outside the cage.
Download this list to see who provides animals with the implanted Vascular Access Button™.
There are a range of options for each line. Complete this form and send to your sales person to avoid confusion.