Single Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats

Single Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats

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

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

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
72-9163 Single Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats, with Septum Cover and Septum Needle
72-9164 Tether Assembly for Single Channel Vascular Access Harness for Rats, 30.5 cm
72-9165 Tether Assembly Kit for Rats: Includes 72-9164 Single Channel VAH Tether Assembly, 72-4075 22-ga Plastic Swivel, 60.9 cm CO-EX Tubing and Luer Stubs
75-0291 Plug for VAH Tether, pkg. of 10
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The Instech Single 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
• Dual 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.

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