ALZET Accessories

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

Protech International Inc. (formerly 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

Click here for a full list

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

Charles River Labs

Jackson Labs

Augusta University (formerly Medical College of Georgia)

MPI Research (now part of Charles River Labs)

Product Safety Labs


SRI International

Package Tracking

FedEx Package Tracking

UPS Package Tracking

Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery Technologies

DURECT Corporation

Reference Books/Articles

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.

Scientific Societies

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 of Toxicology (SOT)

Society for Neuroscience (SFN)

The Endocrine Society (ENDO)

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)