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Harvard Apparatus phone 508.893.8999 toll free U.S. 800.272.2775 fax 508.429.5732 www.harvardapparatus.com
Perfusion System for Isolated Pig Liver
or Pig Kidney
advanced
research
Basic System
The pig liver to be perfused is placed in a moist, thermostated chamber
(inside dimensions: 400 x 300 x 180 mm) and perfused with blood or
erythrocyte containing perfusate under constant-flow conditions via the
portal vein. A centrifugal pump with a gentle action on blood is employed to
reduce hemolysis. As this type of pump does not supply a constant flow or
pressure, the constant flow is maintained by an electronic controller (SCP).
For the kidney instead of the liver chamber, a smaller chamber (inside
dimensions 260 x 200 x 210 mm) is used. The kidney is mainly perfused at
constant pressure, which is also controlled by the SCP.
Components for a complete system:
Thermostated moist chamber for pig
liver or pig kidney
The following additional items are required for operating the apparatus:
Thermocirculator
Pump with electrical control. For blood we
recommend a Pump Drive BVP-ZX with centrifugal
pump head, see the Pump Section A
SCP, Servo Controlled Perfusion System
Measurement system for Flow and Pressure
Oxygenator with heat exchanger, e.g. Terumo Capiox
SX10
or Medtronic Minimax Plus PRF
Additional monitoring equipment can be added to the system as required to
create a custom, application specific, system for your unique research needs.
Monitoring System is set up using the PLUGSYS Amplifier System. Recording and
Evaluation of the signals using BDAS software.
For use in physiological or pharmacological
research for the perfusion of a pig liver or kidney
with blood or erythrocyte containing perfusate
For liver or kidney transplantation studies
For liver or kidney xenotransplantation studies
Order # Product
73-2804 Moist Chamber for Isolated Pig Liver Type 69/2
73-2994 Moist Chamber for Isolated Pig Kidney
HSE Perfusion System
for Isolated Pig Liver or
Pig Kidney
For a system description according your requirements please use:
www.hugo-sachs.de/orgmail.html
or contact our technical experts at:
physiology@harvardapparatus.com
For a custom configuration and full system quotation.