Upcoming VBI rodent surgical and colonoscopy workshops at the University of Pennsylvania
Posted by: admin | January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments
VBI, in collaboration with University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR), is holding a workshop titled “Rodent Osmotic Minipump Implantation” at the University of Pennsylvania next Tuesday (January 20th). The description of the workshop is provided below. Unfortunately, at this time there are no more spots available, but please feel free to stop by and say hello if you are in the area. This workshop is sponsored by Alzet and IMiller. We look forward to seeing you there.
This workshop will introduce students to osmotic mini-pump implantation in rodents. Prior surgical experience is not required to enroll in the workshop. The workshop will be
composed of two phases. Phase one will include lecture as well as students performing exercises using an operating surgical microscope in order to develop their technical skills. The second phase will involve applying these skills when performing subcutaneous and intrabdominal implantation procedures.
In the course of the workshop, several principles and techniques will be demonstrated to and practiced by students. Subcutaneous and intraperitoneal implantation of osmotic pumps in mice will be demonstrated. The workshop will also include a review of gross anatomy and aseptic surgical technique, osmotic mini-pump technology, and basic implantation principles. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to perform subcutaneous and intrabdominal implantations using stereomicroscopes. The training will include the proper selection, usage, and handling of applicable surgical instruments and equipment. By the end of this workshop, participants will be better able implement these techniques in order to plan and perform research experiments with their own rodent models.
LOCATION: Rosenthal Building, MDL 11 (38th & Spruce St.)
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
DATE: January 20th, 2008
TIME: 9:00 to 5:00 PM
We will also be holding a Rodent Colonoscopy workshop the following week, also at the University of Pennsylvania. This workshop will be sponsored by BioVision Technologies.