Rat portal vein catheters (PVCs) are made using a 3Fr polyurethane that is specially extruded for a perfect fit with 22ga devices such as our Vascular Access Buttons™. Features and lengths vary to suit surgical preferences. Minimum order quantity is five pieces. See the table below for a detailed specification sheet or contact us to define a catheter not listed here.
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.