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, making it an ideal system for in-vivo COVID-19 research. Using less anesthesia not only benefits the animal during procedures, but significantly reduces the risk of exposure to lab personnel from waste anesthesia gas.
See why the SomnoSuite low-flow anesthesia is safer for you and your animals, offering higher precision over traditional systems.
See a detailed demonstration of how to set up and operate the SomnoSuite low-flow anesthesia system, which provides both automated and manually adjustable options for precise airflow and anesthesia delivery based on animal body weight.
All Systems Include
Integrated touch-screen display
Internal memory for data storage
Mini-USB for data output
Anti-spill, anti-vapor bottle top adapter
Two accessory adapter to connect two mice to anesthesia masks
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.
Standard No Charge
Controller & Warming Pad (manufacturer defects)
Controller & Warming Pad (fire, flood, lightning)
x 1 Replacement
Loaner Equipment (for use under warranty repairs)
Loaner Equipment — Shipping (for use under warranty repairs)
Onsite Installation & Training (North America only)
Expedited Repairs (any repairs)
Delivery Line (replacement)
Tubing & Connections (replacement)
Induction Chamber (acrylic) (replacement)
Low Profile Facemask (replacement)
Temperature Sensors (replacement)
MouseSTAT — Sensors (replacements)
CapnoScan — Sensors (replacement within first year)
Expedited repair time starts the business day after product is received and ends when shipped to customer. Syringe, chamber, facemask replacements must be the same size as on the original order, unless otherwise specified.
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.
Shawn Luttrell, PhD - University of Washington - Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative MedicineSeattle, WA.
I love the SomnoSuite. It's extremely easy to use and delivers the minimum amount of anesthetic, which is an important factor in our diseased rodents that are susceptible to anesthetic side effects, especially at higher doses.
John Williamson - University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA
I like that its easy to see how much iso is left in the syringe. I love that the unit will use room air or compressed gas. This has been a life saver when the tank runs out. Really nice that it does not need to be calibrated.
Sam Wojda, PhD - University of MassachusettsAmherst, MA
Overall the system is super easy to use. It works well, not needing oxygen tanks is a huge plus.
Rebecca Frederick, PhD Candidate - University of Texas at DallasDallas, TX
What I like most about the SomnoSuite is the ability to have fine control over the amount of anesthetic delivered to the animal. The ability to interface with peripheral monitoring equipment is also really great for our surgical procedures. Also the system’s portability when relocating to other lab spaces, and the ability to use either room air or compressed air is very helpful.
Jeonga Kim, PhD - University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham, AL
I am very happy with SomnoSuite System, because we are able to control many parameters concurrently. Also the experiment we are doing needs to be tightly controlled with body temperature. We are able to save isoflurane, too. We completely replaced the previous isoflurane anesthesia system.