Animal diets (Research Diets Inc.): Custom Purified diets for laboratory animals
Braintree Scientific Inc.: Provides a variety of research equipment and supplies
Dental cement (Stoelting, Inc.)
Fine Science Tools (F·S·T): Fine Surgical Instruments for Research
Plastics One, Inc.: Wide selection of materials for brain cannulations (i.e. brain infusion cannulae, stabilizing screws, steel bits, pin vise)
ß-cyclodextrins: Alternative vehicle for enhancing the solubility of hydrophobic compounds.
ALZET International Distributors
ALZET Surgical Implantation Training & Resources
ALZET Surgical Implantation video (vimeo): This video describes surgical techniques for implantation of ALZET pumps in mice and rats. Demonstrated procedures include subcutaneous and intraperitoneal implantation, and the use of a catehter for intravenous (jugular), intrathecal, intragastric, and cerebral infusion.
NIH Guidelines for Survival Rodent Surgery
Principles of Rodent Surgery for the New Surgeon (JoVE video) (Link to PDF)
Direct intraventricular delivery of drugs to the rodent central nervous system. JoVE video article demonstrating ICV delivery to the mouse CNS using ALZET pumps.
Brain Infusion Kit implantation in mice (YouTube video by Vet Bio Institute)
Mouse external jugular catheterization and ALZET pump implantation: YouTube video by Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine
Animal models of Alzheimer’s disease (including the Samaritan FAB rat): Taconic webinar on YouTube
Animal Research Resources
Institute for Laboratory Animal Research
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
Cancer Models Database (caMOD)
Vet Technicians: Extensive digital library of learning resources for veterinary professionals
Contract Research Organizations/Laboratories
Augusta University (formerly Medical College of Georgia)
MPI Research (now part of Charles River Labs)
Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery Technologies
PubMed Central: The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
Handbook of Pre-clinical Continuous Intravenous Infusion: Excellent overview of surgical procedures, equipment, and practical tips for conducting intravenous infusion studies in various laboratory animal species.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Federation for American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR)
American Society of Cell and Gene Therapy (ASCGT)
Society for Neuroscience (SFN)