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Conductscience’s anesthesia box is a state of the art apparatus contrived from supreme quality acrylic. It is used to confine subjects during an induction procedure. Our anesthesia box comes with a top sliding lid for the convenient entry and removal of the subjects. The box is provided with two adjacent orifices; inlet for the entry of the fresh anesthetizing gas and an outlet for scavenging the waste gas material. The transparent material helps in visualizing the physical state of the subject; thus preventing accidental overdosing.
The anesthesia box should be placed on an even surface with the opening away from the experimenter so that the sliding lid slides open toward the experimenter. The subject(s) should be carefully placed into the box, and the supply of fresh anesthetizing should be initiated and maintained for approximately 2 to 5 minutes. After the subject is fully anesthetized, anesthesia supply should be discontinued. Critical: Do not slide open the anesthesia box immediately, wait for about 10 to 15 seconds so that oxygen in the box neutralizes the gas concentration.
Then the box should be lifted at the end closest to the experimenter to gently slide the anesthetized subject to the far end of the box. Finally, the sliding lid should be opened slightly, just enough to remove the anesthetized subject from the box, and closed immediately.
Caution: Do not slide the lid wide open, just enough so that a hand can be introduced for the removal of the subject.
By keeping the opening far away from the experimenter and limiting the time that the box is open, the risk of exposure to the experimenter will be diminished.
Our exquisite design allows the following benefits:
- Our design is preferred over the conventional mask and circuits because it is less time consuming and it can hold and anesthetize more than one subjects simultaneously.
- Our special design provides extra protection to the experimenter by keeping the opening far away from the experimenter.
- Our device is compatible with almost all (non-explosive) gas mixtures. However, it should not be used with liquid organic solvents.
- Our scavenging tube efficiently removes the waste gas materials.
The discovery of general anesthesia during the middle of the 19th century can be considered one of the most important developments in the history of medicine (Werner et al., 2011), and since then, its usefulness has found other important applications, such as animal research.
Much of research in the neurosciences is benefited by the use of experimental animals. A huge aspect of animal research is the employment of surgical procedures, and ethical considerations necessitate anesthesia as a tool for eliminating any unnecessary stress, pain, or discomfort the animal may experience during and after surgery. Today, there are many novel and sophisticated methods for administering different types of anesthesia, but the mechanisms have not changed. The anesthesia box presents a convenient way of employing gas induction procedures, with such substances as isoflurane, sevoflurane, and other inhalant agents, that, through inlet and outlet openings of gas and a transparent, sealed design, ensures the safety of everybody involved.