Mini Gelatin Drug Delivery Capsules

Mini Gelatin Drug Delivery Capsules

These are the only capsules on the market today small enough for dosing rats. They are also suitable for guinea pigs. They are ideal for the delivery of dry materials (powder, beadlets, crystals, paint flakes, etc.), pastes, and non-aqueous liquids. They can also be used to encapsulate and dose materials that are insoluble, form poor suspensions, are effected by excepients, or are odorous and distasteful to the animal.

The capsules are made from hard gelatin using same process and substance as that for capsules manufactured for human use. They meet all FDA standards as well as USA, European, and Japanese Pharmacopeia standards.

• Two mini sizes are available
• Ideal for encapsulating and dosing materials that are insoluble, form poor
    suspensions, are effected by excepients, or are odorous and distasteful
    to the animal
• Saves time and money by eliminating validation of suspension/solution
    homogeneity
• Excellent alternative to gavage
• Release of dose within 10 minutes of reaching stomach
• For use with:
    – Rats that are 200 grams and larger
    – Guinea pigs that are 300 grams and larger
• Oral delivery of dry materials (powder, beadlets, crystals, paint flakes), pastes,
    and non-aqueous liquids

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
72-1690 Drug Delivery Capsule, Size 9, Clear
72-4160 Drug Delivery Capsule, Size 9el
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These are the only capsules on the market today small enough for dosing rats. They are also suitable for guinea pigs. They are ideal for the delivery of dry materials (powder, beadlets, crystals, paint flakes, etc.), pastes, and non-aqueous liquids. They can also be used to encapsulate and dose materials that are insoluble, form poor suspensions, are effected by excepients, or are odorous and distasteful to the animal.

The capsules are made from hard gelatin using same process and substance as that for capsules manufactured for human use. They meet all FDA standards as well as USA, European, and Japanese Pharmacopeia standards.

• Two mini sizes are available
• Ideal for encapsulating and dosing materials that are insoluble, form poor suspensions, are
    effected by excepients, or are odorous and distasteful to the animal
• Saves time and money by eliminating validation of suspension/solution homogeneity
• Excellent alternative to gavage
• Release of dose within 10 minutes of reaching stomach
• For use with:
    – Rats that are 200 grams and larger
    – Guinea pigs that are 300 grams and larger
• Oral delivery of dry materials (powder, beadlets, crystals, paint flakes), pastes, and non-aqueous liquids

Simple Delivery
Delivery of these capsules is simple and easy. The filled capsule is placed in the dosing syringe. The delivery tube of the dosing syringe is inserted into the animal’s esophagus. When in place, the syringe plunger is pressed and placement of the capsule is complete. Regardless of the location of the capsule in the esophagus, provided normal peristaltic action occurs, the capsule will reach the stomach and then discharge its contents within 10 minutes. The capsules may also be used for dosing rectally, vaginally, or subcutaneously. For first time users it is recommended that you practice with empty capsules. This allows both the researcher and the animal to acclimate to the procedure.

These drug delivery capsules are clear and supplied in a package of 100. The dosing syringe and filler funnels must be purchased separately. Large size delivery capsules available.

Complete dosing kits include 1 dosing syringe, 1 filling funnel and stand, 1 tamper, 100 capsules, and an instructional video.

Specifications72-1690
Acceptance> 98% successful dosing after minimal experience (3 to 4 placebo doses per rat)
Capsule Average Weight Metric9 mg with cap and body
Capsule CapacityHolds 25 mg per capsule with density of 1 g/m
Capsule Disintegration TimeWithin 10 mins. of reaching stomach
Capsule External Diameter Metric2.65 mm (max.)
Capsule Length Closed Metric8.4 mm (max.)
Dosing Time< 1 min. per animal
Fill MaterialDry materials (powder, beadlets, crystals, paint flakes), pastes, non-aqueous liquids
MaterialGelatin