The sterile single use 70 Microdialysis Catheter is a highly flexible catheter designed for implantation in brain tissue. A selection of 70 Microdialysis Catheters is available with different membrane and shaft lengths suitable for stereotaxical as well as manual implantation.
The 70 Microdialysis Catheter is tunnelated under the scalp with a tunnelating needle. It is then inserted with the help of microdialysis forceps into the brain tissue through a hole drilled in the skull bone.
The tip of the Catheter contains a gold thread, which makes it visible on a CT-scan in order to locate the exact position of the catheter in the brain.
The catheter inlet tubing is connected to a Microdialysis Pump and the outlet ends in a microvial which collects the sample. The samples can be analyzed in the ISCUSflex Microdialysis Analyzer for Glucose, Lactate, Pyruvate, Glycerol, Glutamate and Urea or sent to the laboratory for further analysis.