MDC1 Microdialysis Catheter for “in vitro” Measurement
The microflow cell FC2 (BVT Technologies, a.s.) connected with microdialysis catheter PME011 (Probe Scientific, Ltd., UK) enables continuous monitoring of low-molecular substances in circulating blood without withdrawing blood from the tested body. (The device is not approved for human use as a whole; the microdialysis catheter has the approval for medical use). The device can be also used for measurement in fermentation reactors, in subcutaneous tissues or in special scientific apparatuses. The main advantage of this catheter is in a special membrane which produces a “plasma-like” or “prefiltered sample” sample without the need for blood centrifugation or deproteinization. MDC1 makes online monitoring of different blood parameters (biochemical compounds actual concentration or kinetics of enzymatic reactions) possible. The device is also convenient for pharmacological studies. The device can be used only for non human applications.
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Microdialysis catheter is provided with a special membrane which produces a “plasma-like” sample without the need for blood centrifugation. It enables “plasma-like” samples taking and continuous monitoring of low-molecular substances in circulating blood without withdrawing blood from the patient. It offers virtually real-time information. Samples can be collected for off-line analysis if required. This catheter is easy to use and reduces risks of contact with blood borne pathogens. The MicroEye is intended for intravenous use for periods up to 48 hours and is inserted via 18G blood catheter.
The range of substances that can be monitored using this catheter
- Electrolytes (such as potassium, magnesium etc.)
- Energy metabolites (glucose, lactate, pyruvate, etc.)
- Amino acids (glutamate, GABA, etc.)
- Hormones and neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, etc.)
- Inflammatory mediators and growth factors (cytokines, etc.)
- Drugs and their metabolites (unbound “free fractions and /or total