Self-Administration Systems in Rodents

Self-administration, a form of operant conditioning, often provides the reward as an intravenous dose of drug. Both the test agent and the addictive drug can be administered remotely through chronically implanted intravenous catheters using swivel and tether systems. 

Standard self-administration systems use threaded connections and friction fittings at the junctions in the fluid path.  Self-administration systems which provide luer lock fittings (Quick Connect) reduce the potential for contamination and provide a secure, locking fit between the components of the fluid path, including harness or skin buttons, tethers, swivels and extension lines.

SAI’s split-septum systems provide rapid needle-less connection and disconnection and eliminate the torque on the harness or skin button when connecting and disconnecting either threaded or luer-lock systems. 

Our self-administration components are designed for use with any standard operant self-administration system including but not limited to MED Associates or Panlab operant chambers.

 

Standard Systems                                                                    Quick Connect/Luer Lock

Part # Description Price Part # Description Price
 EXT-16 Extension line (from syringe on infusion pump to swivel), 50/bx $154.50 EXT-16 Extension line (from syringe on infusion pump to swivel), 50/bx $154.50
EXT-36 Extension line (from syringe on infusion pump to swivel), 50/bx $154.50 EXT-36 Extension line (from syringe on infusion pump to swivel), 50/bx $154.50
*QCS-S Quick Connect Single Luered Swivel (Connects extension line to tether) $36.05 *QCS-D Quick Connect Dual Luered Swivel (Connects extension line to tether) $36.05
TT-16 16 in. Tether with threaded end $18.00 *QCT-12 Quick Connect Male-Male Tether $8.50
PU-040-18 Extension line (from swivel through tether to skin button) $4.00 *QCH-21 Quick Connect Harness with 21ga catheter connector $30.90
SBD-06-30 Skin button with nylon mesh and silicone catheter. Suture bead at 30 mm $23.10 SBD-CLI (Alternative to QCH-21) Quick Connect skin button $26.01
HSC20-1-B25 Pre-filled syringe w/ Heparin/saline & 25ga blunt needle for maintenance, 100/bx $132.00 HSC20-1-H25
Pre-filled syringe with Heparin/saline & 25ga Huber needle for flushing between sessions, 50/bx
$122.00

 

                                          Split Septum                                                                 

Part # Description Price
 EXT-16 Extension line (from syringe on infusion pump to swivel), 50/bx $154.50
EXT-36 Extension line (from syringe on infusion pump to swivel), 50/bx $154.50
*QCS-D Quick Connect Dual Luered Swivel (Connects extension line to tether) $36.05
*QCT-12CL Quick Connect Male-Tether with Plastic Cannula $15.40
*QCH-21CLI Self-Sealing Septum Skin Button with Jugular Vein Catheter $35.02
SBD-CL1 (Alternative to QCH-21CLI) Self-Sealing Septum Skin Button $26.01
HSC20-3-PN
Pre-filled Syringe with Heparin/saline with plastic needle for flushing skin button between sessions, 50/bx
$92.50

 

 

*All items covered under International and U.S. patent 7,665,424.