The SPR-320 Mikro-Tip® rat pressure catheter provides optimal data for monitoring high-fidelity cardiovascular pressures at the source. The SPR-320 is the state-of-the-art solution for left ventricular, right ventricular and systemic blood pressure measurements in rats. The high frequency response and robust design enhance your ability to collect the highest quality data possible including the most accurate dP/dt values, streamlining your path to publication.
Along with the SPR-407, the SPR-320 is one of Millar’s most popular catheters for performing hemodynamic pressure studies in the rat model. With a 2F NiTi wire reinforced, Polyurethane catheter body and side-mounted 2F pressure sensor, this model offers increased stiffness for users who prefer a stiffer catheter option during surgical placement. Many users feel this provides optimal delivery across the aortic valve.
The SPR-407 provides a catheter length of 140 cm, which also allows for in vitro use in bench-top applications.
Millar Instruments' is dedicated to finding ways to increase customer access to the highest quality tools for performing successful research. This is why Millar offers the No Repair purchase option on the SPR-320 rat catheter and other select small animal pressure and pressure-volume catheters. To learn more about the No Repair option, contact your sales representative or distributor.
For an entry level hemodynamics system, use the SPR-320 rat pressure catheter with the PCU-2000 pressure control unit, PowerLab 35 Series data acquisition system with LabChart Pro and the Blood Pressure analysis module. Or for the most complete cardiovascular analysis solution for your lab, combine the SPR-320 with the MPVS Ultra® Single Segment Pressure-Volume Loop system and SPR-838 rat pressure-volume catheter.