SomnoSuite is our innovative low-flow anesthesia delivery system designed specifically for mice and rats. Unlike traditional vaporizers, the SomnoSuite is engineered with a precision syringe pump and integrated digital vaporizer which uses either room air or compressed gas to deliver anesthesia at low flow rates proportionate to the animal's size. Using less anesthesia not only benefits the animal during procedures, but significantly reduces the risk of exposure to lab personnel from waste anesthesia gas.
All RoVent automatic ventilators come with a FREE sample pack of endotracheal tubes.
Flow rate of 0.2 L/min for SomnoSuite & 2 L/min for Traditional
Iso Concentration of 2%
Annual calibration cost of $200 – $300* for Traditional.
Average cost of a typical 250 mL bottle size of Iso is $35: Volume x $35 x 4 = $Cost/year
Compressed gas fees vary from academia to pharma. Most tanks are rented with fees for tank fill/replacement averaging ~ $1,000/year.
Calculations are based upon a specific customer request, and can be adjusted to other specific uses.
Uses Less Anesthetic Gas
The SomnoSuite is specifically designed to be used with mice and rats. It is pre-calibrated for use with both isoflurane and sevoflurane. Typical “human-sized” vaporizers on the market today waste more anesthetic gas than you would actually use in a given procedure. Using the SomnoSuite during a typical 30-minute procedure at a gas concentration of 2.5% isoflurane results in using less than .3 mL of isoflurane! It is capable of anesthetizing up to 2 mice simultaneously. The internal pump allows you to use room air or you may hook it directly to a compressed gas source. If you need to anesthetize more than two mice or multiple rats, check out our traditional multi-animal systems, capable of anesthetizing up to 6 animals.
With the RoVent Automatic Ventilator add-on module, the vaporized anesthetic is delivered directly to the animal along the inspiratory line coming from the ventilator. This close proximity of the vaporized gas to the animal’s lungs allows you to use far less anesthetic than traditional vaporizers, which require hook-up on the back side of the ventilator.
Configure Your SomnoSuite Modules
Induction chambers, anesthesia masks, anesthesia starter kits, and syringes sold separately. If using the SomnoSuite with a compressed oxygen gas source, regulate the pressure to between 5 and 15 psi.
Edmund Hollis II, PhD-Burke Neurological InstituteWhite Plains, NY
We have been using the SomnoSuite systems since establishing the laboratory 4 years ago. They have been reliable, reduced user exposure to isoflurane below detectable levels, and have allowed us the flexibility to move our surgery spaces around as our research program has grown. The units are straightforward to use and I’ve enthusiastically endorsed them to my colleagues.
Dr. Frank A. Duca PhD-University of ArizonaTucson, AZ
The system is working great and we have had no issues! We now have 3 machines and they are all working great.
Erin Limber-AbCellera Biologics Vancouver, BC
So far, I'm really enjoying the Somnosuite. It's been really user friendly and reliable. I also like how little space it takes up in my (small!) procedure room.
Karina Radford-Western University of Health SciencesPomona, CA
We are liking our system,
Maria Blevins-Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC
We have been using the system. It has been very handy to have multiple nosecone setups so two of us can work together to get the work done.