Mouse tail vein injection needle guide

  • Tail veins are frequently used for intravenous injections and collection of venous blood.
  • The technique requires adequate training before it can be used safely and routinely. And operator error can cause adverse effects on experimental animals and confounded results.
  • The inventors propose to reduce this problem with their Mouse Tail Vein Injection Needle Guide (MTING)

Website

https://uab.flintbox.com/technologies/AC3C67FFBB284C9E9A71A929D9CA8A69

Advantages

There is a growing demand for mice models in medical experiments for studying various diseases and screening drugs. The administration of substances to laboratory animals is often a critical component of experimental design. Tail veins are frequently used for intravenous injections and collection of venous blood. The technique requires adequate training before it can be used safely and routinely. Many a time, adverse effects on experimental animals and confounded results occur due to inadequate training or operator error. The inventors propose to reduce this problem with their Mouse Tail Vein Injection Needle Guide (MTING). MTING is a restraining device equipped with an anesthesia administrator and embedded heating system. It will also have a syringe guide port for self-guiding syringe insertion and controlling the depth of insertion. The tail bed can be changeable to vary injection sight location/ engagement point. The development of this invention will contribute to the experimental refinement and minimize adverse effects on animals. The Mice Model Market is estimated to be US$ 2.77 billion by 2030, with a CAGR of 6.10% during the forecast period.

Potential Applications

The invention could be used in laboratory animals, including mice, for purposes such as

  • Substance injection
  • Body fluids/ waste collection
  • Immobilization
  • Animal imaging
  • Anatomical study

Contact Information

Name: Francis T Crittenden

Email: ftgcritt@uab.edu

Phone: (205) 975-6851