Dual Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats

Dual Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats

The Instech Dual Channel Vascular Access Harness (VAH) permits quick and aseptic connection and disconnection of a catheterized rat and an infusion tether.

• Septum permits aseptic technique
• Quick connection
• Minimal backflow
• Low profile
• Single channel options also available

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
72-4454 Dual Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats, with Septum Needle
72-4455 Tether Assembly for Dual Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats, 30.5 cm
72-4456 Tether Assembly Kit for Rats: 72-4455 Dual Channel VAH Tether Assembly, 72-4070 Mini Tube Injection Port 22 ga x 4 mm, 61-0014 22-ga Single Channel Plastic Swivel, 60 cm CO-EX Tubing, 72-4439 22 ga Luer Stub
75-0293 Protective Cap, for Dual Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats
75-0294 Dual Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats, with 1 Extra Injection Port and Septum Needle
75-0295 Dual Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats, with 2 Extra Injection Ports and Septum Needles
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The Instech Dual Channel Vascular Access Harness (VAH) permits quick and aseptic connection and disconnection of a catheterized rat and an infusion tether.

• Septum permits aseptic technique
• Quick connection
• Minimal backflow
• Low profile
• Single channel options also available

The VAH consists of a small external port (or two ports, in the case of the dual channel model) housed in a harness which is installed at the same time that the catheter is implanted. The catheter is attached to a connector built into the port under the harness dome. The port and catheter are filled with lock solution to maintain patency during transport.

To begin an infusion or blood sampling study, simply remove the cap, wipe the septum with disinfectant and plug the mating VAH tether into the harness. A recessed septum-piercing needle built into the tether makes the fluid connection through the port. Like a subcutaneous access port, the VAH is a closed system; tether connection does not introduce contamination or air. Furthermore, retrograde flow, which can lead to occluded catheters, is virtually eliminated.

All products are supplied individually sterilized, unless otherwise noted.

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