Doccol micro catheters were specially designed for improving the performance, quality and productivity in rodent blood sampling, drug delivery, small flow rate liquid transferring, and physiological monitoring, in which invasive vascular access is necessary. Doccol provides sufficient choices of micro catheters for vascular cannulation in all common locations, such as the tail, femoral, carotid, and brachial veins and arteries, and also the jugular veins. The following features make Doccol microcatheters superior to its competitors:
- Doccol knows the frustration and pain in making and using “home-made” microcatheters, our microcatheters are permanently connected to an industrial standard Luer lock or stopcock, therefore, eliminated the transitional tubing and needle connection. Doccol microcatheters offer the convenience of direct use with in dustrial standard syringes with Luer fitting.
- Dramatically reduced inner volume allows minimal disturbance of local blood flow dynamics.
- Although the microcatheters are extremely fine, they offer excellent pushability; tubing OD covering a range from 0.081 mm to 0.838 mm with sufficient choices; these features make them suitable for the access of deep microvascularure.
- Microcatheter tubings are available in several materials, such as polyimide, teflon, polyethylene, vinyl, and polyurethane.
- These microcatheters are durable and can be repeatedly used.
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