Instech Plastic Feeding Tubes

Instech Plastic Feeding Tubes

Plastic feeding tubes for oral gavage offer increased flexibility to help reduce trauma and performation. Low cost, disposable.

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Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
75-0266 22 ga x 25 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes for Mouse and Rat Pup, pkg. of 50
72-4453 22 ga x 25 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, for Mouse and Rat Pup, pkg. of 250
75-0267 20 ga x 30 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes for Mouse and Rat Pup, pkg. of 50
72-4448 20 ga x 30 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes for Mouse and Rat Pup, pkg. of 250
75-0268 20 ga x 38 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes for Mouse or Rat Pup, pkg. of 50
72-4449 20 ga x 38 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes for Mouse and Rat Pup, pkg. of 250
75-0269 18 ga x 30 mm Disposable Feeding Tubes for Rat (100 to 150 g), pkg. of 50
72-4442 18 ga x 30 mm Disposable Feeding Tubes for Rat (100 to 150 g), pkg. of 250
75-0270 18 ga x 38 mm Disposable Feeding Tubes for Rat (150 to 200 g), pkg. of 50
72-4443 18 ga x 38 mm Disposable Feeding Tubes for Rat (150 to 200 g), pkg. of 250
75-0271 18 ga x 50 mm Disposable Feeding Tubes for Rat (200 to 250 g), pkg. of 50
72-4444 18 ga x 50 mm Disposable Feeding Tubes for Rat (200 to 250 g), pkg. of 250
75-0272 18 ga x 75 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes for Rat (200 to 300 g), pkg. of 50
72-4445 18 ga x 75 mm Disposable Feeding Tubes for Rat (200 to 300 g), pkg. of 250
75-0273 15 ga x 78 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes for Rat (250 to 300 g), pkg. of 50
72-4446 15 ga x 78 mm Disposable Feeding Tubes for Rat (250 to 300 g), pkg. of 250
75-0274 15 ga x 100 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes for Rat (>300 g), pkg. of 50
72-4447 15 ga x 100 mm Disposable Feeding Tubes for Rat (>300 g), pkg. of 250
75-0275 13 ga x 90 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubesfor Hamster, Guinea Pig and Rabbit, pkg. of 50
72-4450 13 ga x 90 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes for Hamster, Guinea Pig and Rabbit, pkg. of 250
75-0276 13 ga x 150 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubesfor Hamster, Guinea Pig and Rabbit, pkg. of 50
72-4451 13 ga x 150 mm Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes for Hamster, Guinea Pig and Rabbit, pkg. of 250
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Many researchers have converted to the plastic feeding tube for the increased tubing flexibility which reduces trauma and performation and for the simplicity of a low cost, disposable device for oral gavage.

These tubes feature medical grade materials designed to minimize the risk of interactions with test compounds. The tube is constructed of polypropylene which is the same material used in plastic syringes. The soft, bulb-shaped tip is fabricated from medical grade silicone (though virtually none of the tip is in the fluid path). The soft, bulb-shaped tip is designed to obviate inadvertent tube placement in the trachea and to reduce the risk of trauma and perforation.

  • Flexibility reduces risk of perforation
  • Soft rubber tip minimizes trauma
  • No labor-intensive cleaning/sterilizing
  • Reduced risk of residual compound
  • Reduced risk of cross-contamination 
  • Available in packages of 50 or 250

Instead of using the solvents and glues used by other plastic feeding tubes, the manufacturing process insert molds the luer and the rubber tip directly to the tube. This method, though more costly, improves the bond strength of these connections and assures more consistent quality.

These feeding tubes are available in a variety of diameters and lengths to allow for use in most small laboratory animals.

The package of 50 contains 10 sterile pouches of 5. The package of 250 contains 50 sterile pouches of 5.

Specifications
Material Medical-grade polypropylene (Luer and tube),elastomer (tip)
Tube Sizes 22, 20, 18, 15 and 13 ga
Tube OD x ID, color
  22 ga 0.7 mm x 0.4 mm, black
  20 ga 0.9 mm x 0.5 mm, yellow
  18 ga 1.2 mm x 0.7 mm, pink
  15 ga 1.8 mm x 1.2 mm, blue
  13 ga 2.4 mm x 1.6 mm, purple