Vascular Catheterization Surgical Services

The majority of pharmacokinetic studies require access to the blood circulation system for sampling, dosing, or both. One of the ways to access this system is by placing a catheter into a blood vessel. There are many types of blood vessels available for catheter placement and many types of catheters available to use.

The selection of blood vessel and catheter type not only depends on the specifics of the pharmacokinetic study, but also on the personal preference of the investigator based on the perceived advantages and disadvantages. To meet the varying needs of investigators, we offer many options for vascular catheterization models.

View our vascular catheter surgery options technical sheet to learn more about our catheter material, as well as locking solution and securing options. A vascular catheter procedure may be combined with other vascular, non-vascular, and/or soft tissue procedures.

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Jugular Vein Catheter

The jugular vein catheterization benefits preclinical or research studies because it allows for easy and/or repeated intravenous access without the need for anesthesia. This surgical service can be used for manual dosing and/or sampling as a means for long-term infusion using automated equipment.

 

Femoral Vein Catheter

The femoral vein catheter benefits preclinical or research studies because it allows for easy and/or repeated intravenous access without the need for anesthesia. This surgical service can be used for manual dosing and/or sampling, or as a means for long-term infusion and sample collection using automated equipment.

 

Double Jugular Vein Catheter

The double jugular vein catheter benefits preclinical or research studies because it allows for easy and/or repeated intravenous access without the need for anesthesia. This procedure enables manual dosing and/or sampling, as well as long-term infusion using automated equipment. It is specifically designed for infusion to both the right and left jugular veins, and sampling from the right jugular vein.

 

Portal Vein Catheter

The portal vein catheter benefits preclinical or research studies because it allows for easy and/or repeated access to the portal vein for both dosing and sampling without the need for anesthesia. The procedure is designed principally for pharmacologic studies but may also be used for basic physiology studies where dosing to, and/or sampling from, the liver is necessary.


Carotid Artery Catheter – Common

The carotid artery catheter benefits preclinical or research studies because it allows for easy and/or repeated arterial access without the need for anesthesia. This rodent surgery can be used for manual dosing and/or sampling or as a means for long-term infusion or sampling using automated equipment. The placement of the catheter tip at the aortic arch makes this model best suited for systemic delivery of test articles.

 

Carotid Artery Catheter – Cranial Dosing

The carotid artery catheter for cranial dosing benefits preclinical or research studies because it allows for easy and/or repeated dosing to the brain without the need for anesthesia. The procedure can only be used for manual dosing of the brain or as a means for long-term infusion using automated equipment.

 

Femoral Artery Catheter

The femoral artery catheter benefits preclinical or research studies because it allows for easy and/or repeated arterial access without the need for anesthesia. This rodent surgery can be used for manual dosing and/or sampling, or as a means for long-term infusion and sample collection using automated equipment.

 

Vena Cava – Femoral Vein Catheter

The femoral vein catheter benefits preclinical or research studies because it allows for easy and/or repeated intravenous access without the need for anesthesia. This surgery can be used for manual dosing and/or sampling and as a means for long-term infusion using automated equipment.

 

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