Our rat carotid artery catheters (CACs) are made of polyurethane that has been specially extruded for an ideal fit with PinPorts™ and Vascular Access Buttons™. The straight 2Fr catheters connect to 25ga PinPorts or VABs; two-piece catheters transition to 3Fr for 22ga connectors. (In general, we prefer straight catheters are preferred because they are more reliable and less expensive to manufacture.)
See the table below for a variety of catheter designs and to download detailed specification sheets. Contact us if you need a design that is not shown here. Minimum order quantity is 5 pieces.
Having a reliable connection between a surgically implanted catheter and an external device is critical in laboratory animal research. Read this study on reasons for unwanted catheter disconnection.