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, 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.
Remember to always use sterile lock and flush solutions, otherwise you are defeating the purpose of using a sterile catheter.
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.