Primate Ambulatory Infusion

Build a System with our Helpful Advice

We'll guide you through the steps so that you can build a primate ambulatory system that suits your species, study and staff. From choosing the right pump, to creating a safe and functional jacket, we're here to help.

It is essential for animal health and welfare that pump weight is below 10% of the animal body weight. Remember to include the filled pump reservoir in this calculation. If you cannot find a pump that meets this requirement, you may need to consider tethered infusion instead.

  • Extremely Lightweight 141g
  • Flow rates from 0.01-35mL/hr
  • 50mL Reservoir
  • BlueTooth + Software Option
  • Rental Option
  • Ideal for: this versatile pump is good for animals in a range of sizes due to the low weight and small size. With flexible flow-rates, and software, it's ideal for standard infusion, group housing studies, and safety pharmacology studies.
  • Extremely Lightweight 141g
  • Flow rates from 0.005-5mL/hr
  • 10mL or 20mL Reservoirs
  • BlueTooth + Software Option
  • Great for Intrathecal Infusion
  • Ideal for: CNS studies. This pump is our smallest available due to the small syringe sizes. It's great for studies that require very low flow rates, such as those used for dosing in the ventricular system for CNS delivery.
  • Small and lightweight at 382g
  • Flow rates from 0.1-125 ml/hr
  • 50, 100, or 250mL Cassettes
  • Optional accessories for 250mL+
  • Rental Option
  • Ideal for: Labs that use a variety of species. It can be used for primates, but can also withstand the rigors of studies using full size pigs. The range of flow rates and ability to have high volumes make it an excellent overall laboratory pump.

The right jacket ensures animal safety and comfort. The options here are for the common infusion model- rhesus macaques, and help protect both jacket and pump. The jacket needs to be appropriately sized for the animal, and then adjusted to suit your pump type, location and your housing type.

  • Lightweight, breathable mesh
  • Sizes from less than 2kg to 10kg+
  • Optional sleeves/sleeve length
  • Security options for group-housing
  • Removeable or Attached Pockets
  • Protective & insulating options
  • Custom channels to feed tubing
  • Attach 1 or 2, depending on pump
  • Undershirts and t-shirts
  • Custom color jackets and pockets
  • All designs completely customizable
  • Baboon, squirrel monkey and more

The site of your catheter can be based on the study duration, the experience of your surgeon, or the size of the animal. The most common site for indwelling catheters in primates infusion models is the femoral vein or jugular vein.

  • Tapered tip for easy implant
  • Can be connected to VAP or luer
  • Fixed beads to ensure placement
  • Jugular (JVC) is viable alternative
  • VAPs sit completely under skin
  • Permits group housing
  • Reduces interference with catheters
  • Or choose externalized catheter
  • Intrathecal or Cisterna Magna
  • Bile Duct
  • All designs completely customizable
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Choosing the right catheter, externalization and access tools will ensure animal welfare and lengthen catheter patency. Learn more with our general recommendations.

  • Tapered tip for easy implant
  • Can be connected to VAP or luer
  • Fixed beads to ensure placement
  • Jugular (JVC) is viable alternative
  • VAPs sit completely under skin
  • Permits group housing
  • Reduces interference with catheters
  • Or choose externalized catheter
  • Undershirts and t-shirts
  • Custom color jackets and pockets
  • All designs completely customizable
  • Baboon, squirrel monkey and more

Ambulatory Pumps

The full weight of ambulatory pump + filled reservoir cannot exceed 10% of the animal's total body weight. Use the options to the right, then narrow it down for the right volume and flow rates.

Animals < 2 Kg

These very small primates need the lightest pump available to allow them unfettered freedom of movement. We have several options, including pumps for rental as well as programmable pumps.

Animals > 2 Kg

Larger primates can take advantage of the same pumps that their smaller counterparts use. But the larger size opens the door to peristaltic pumps as well as options with larger reservoirs for less frequent refills.