isolated organ systems
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Perfusion System for Isolated Pig Liver
or Pig Kidney
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:
· 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
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
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