Pressure catheters

emka TECHNOLOGIES offers Transonic Scisense Pressure Catheters for use with rodents (mice and rats) and large animals (from rabbits to cows). These Catheters have solid state sensors mounted at the tip that measure pressures with a high degree of precision.

They are ideal for arterial, venous or cardiac pressures due to the solid state sensor’s ability to accurately respond to minute and rapid changes in pressure.

Description

Pressure catheters features
  • Sizes: 1.2F and 7.0F
  • Single or dual pressure sensors
  • Polyimide tubing provides ideal balance of flexibility and rigidity
  • Pressure membrane recessed for protection
  • High frequency response maintains signal integrity and prevents damping or attenuation
  • No motion artifact or overshoot as with conventional fluid-filled catheters
  • Pressure resolution of 10uV/mmHg which is higher than the industry standard
  • Compatible with SP200 Pressure Control Unit

Rodent pressure catheters
  • 1.2F single (ideal for arterial or ventricular pressure in mouse)
  • 1.2F dual (ideal for ventricular and carotid (arterial) pressure simultaneously in mouse)
  • 1.6F single (ideal for arterial or ventricular pressure in rat)
  • 1.6F dual (ideal for ventricular and carotid (arterial) pressure simultaneously in rat)

 Large animal pressure catheters

All 7.0F Catheters are available with an optional lumen to allow drug administration, blood sampling or guide wire insertion.

  • 1.6F or 3.5F single (ideal for arterial or ventricular pressure in rabbit)
  • 3.5F dual (ideal for ventricular and carotid (arterial) pressure simultaneously in rabbit)
  • 5.0F or 7.0F single pigtail tip (ideal for arterial or ventricular pressure carotid or femoral artery insertion in dog, pig and sheep)
  • 5.0F or 7.0F single straight tip (ideal for arterial or ventricular pressure, open chest surgery & apical insertion in dog, pig and sheep)
  • 5.0F or 7.0F dual pigtail tip (ideal for ventricular and carotid (arterial) pressure simultaneously carotid or femoral artery insertion in dog, pig and sheep)
  • 5.0F or 7.0F dual straight tip (ideal for ventricular and carotid (arterial) pressure simultaneously Open chest surgery & apical insertion in dog, pig and sheep)

Control unit

The Transonic Scisense SP200 can be used with either two single sensor pressure catheters recording simultaneously or with one dual-pressure sensor catheter. High resolution measurements do not require additional amplification allowing for direct integration with emka TECHNOLOGIES acquisition systems:

  • 2 pressure channels
  • 2 point electronic calibration with balance controls for each pressure channel
  • Stable zero baseline with low or negligible offset
  • Pressure output resolution of 22mV/mmHg
  • Tactile-button operation and system menus increase ease of use
  • Analog outputs compatible with most data acquisition systems
  • Compatible with all Transonic Scisense Pressure Catheters

Services

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Training

Validation

Data analysis

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