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Quick Links to our Vascular Access Ports

ClearPorts - RodentPorts - PhantomPorts - GPV & SLA - InLinePort - GridLock - SwirlPort


rodent ports

These small, light-weight access ports have been designed specifically for rodent studies.


Penny MousePort - for intravascular and peritoneal access


mouse port

The Penny MousePort, our smallest family member, represents over 25 years of experience in port design and incorporates two major design breakthroughs;

- a unique septum design

- an all silicone port body


The MousePort is provided with preattached silicone catheters, in sizes 1-4 French.




Rat-O-Port - for intravascular and peritoneal access

Rat-o-PortSince its introduction to preclinical researchers in 1994, the Rat-O-Port (ROP)has remained one of our most popular models. The rounded port chamber (like that of out ClearPort series) has been shown to prolong patency by preventing sludge* formation.


The Rat-O-Port can be provided with preattached or attachable polyurethane or silicone catheters, rounded or blunt tip, in sizes 1-5 French.



  • Rat-O-Port
  • Penny MousePort


Features & Benefits

- low profile and light weight

- reduces incidence of skin necrosis

- rounded port reservoir & tangential catheter outlet

- more complete flushing reduces complications

- ringed septum easy to palpate

- provides easy access during needle insertion

- ideal for long-term access procedures

- tested to 350 punctures with a 24 gauge huber needle

- avoids repeated venipuncture

- promotes animal welfare

- ideal for both intravascular and peritoneal access

- avoids repeated tail vein catheterization




Material - plastic with stainless steel catheter pin

Weight - 1.5gm

Volume - 0.11cc

Height - 0.35"/0.9cm

Septum opening - 0.3"/0.8cm

Footprint - 0.7"/1.7cm


Catheter Configuration - ROP models can be ordered with catheters that are preattached during manufacture or attachable/Ac - to be attached during surgery

Catheter Material - ROP models can be ordered with silicone, polyurethane, or Hydromer coated in sizes 1-7 French.

Catheter Tip Configuration - blunt or rounded tip



Features & Benefits

- low profilemouseport photo

- small size and weight

- biocompatible oval shape

- easy port entry into the smallest mouse

- small dead volume

- reduces infusate volume

- unique septum offfering 180º access

- stainless steel needle guard protection

- ideal for both intravascular and *peritoneal access

- avoids repeated tail vein catheterization



Material - all silicone with a stainless steel needle guard

Weight - 1gm

Volume - 100ul

Height - 0.28"/0.7cm

Septum opening - 180º access (1.2cm x 0.4cm)

Footprint - 2cm x 1.1cm

Catheter material & configuration - preattached silicone catheter 1-4 French


*Gonzalez-Mateo GT et.al. "Chronic exposure of the mouse peritoneum to peritoneal dialysis fluid: Structural and functional alterations of the peritoneal membrane." Perit Dial Int 29(2):227-230. 2009





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