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SomnoSuite® Low-Flow Anesthesia System

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Average 5 stars:
  • What I like about the system is the easy-operation and precise control of the drug amount, and saving reagent.

  • We are enjoying our original SomnoSuite so much that we ordered 2 more. We found they are relatively easy to setup and start.

  • What I like SomnoSuite thing that it is a small and light so that it is easy to move anywhere I want.

  • I love the SomnoSuite system, because it is digital, we have absolute control over the delivered anesthetic, it has an intuitive user interface with an easy-to-use touchscreen, it can be enhanced with other functionalities within the same device (e.g. pulse oximetry, CO2 measurements etc.), it can be used with multiple animals at the same time, and many other functions that analog systems do not offer.

    Our lab uses only SomnoSuite, and I propose the system to other colleagues as well.

  • I love it. It works very easily and I have no trouble at all. I find it simple to use and excellent.

    I think most of the other investigators I have spoken with have also switched to this system.

  • I like how the system uses isoflurane very efficiently and has very clear instructions for all the functions/operations. I like how it is able to use room air. I also appreciate the very good customer service, with its dependable and rapid responses.

  • I have found the SomnoSuite system just utterly amazing in the simplicity of use, in addition to the economic benefits, most especially in terms of the amount of Isoflurane that I use.

  • We love the SomnoSuite. We are total converts and have no plans to go back to the standard vaporizer / air tank!

  • We like about the system: The system’s ability to not rely on a tank of oxygen to operate is tremendous.

  • What I like:
    • compact, space saving.
    • can run without gas tank but still have the capability to deliver oxygen or some other gas.
    • has modules to monitor the animal's condition.
    • use a lot less isoflurane compare to the conventional one.
    • no routine calibration needed

  • Overall, we are very pleased with the system. So much so, that when we needed to purchase an additional anesthesia system we ended up buying a second SomnoSuite. We really like the fact that we don’t have to deal with oxygen tanks and the small amount of isoflurane that is needed for procedures.

  • I've been using the platform (SomnoSuite) for many years now, and I wouldn't exchange it with anything.

  • We are extremely satisfied with our Somnosuite purchase. This is the third system we have purchased for our lab. All of the researchers who are using those systems like the size of the system, the lower isoflurane exposure, and the incorporation of the RightTemp module for their monitoring purposes. The systems have worked well, and on those occasions when repairs have been needed Kent has been great about working with us to get them repaired in a timely fashion.

  • I love working with you guys. I’ve always had great service and you are so easy to work with. I recommend your products to our investigators all the time.

  • I will say I am a fan of Kent Scientific and what they offer for small animal surgery solutions. I am a long time user of the Somnosuite and just recently got the new version (touch screen).

    First reactions are I REALLY like the ability to control the syringe removal and prime speeds with the knobs, and also the fact that I do not have to calibrate the syringe volume. I have used the system now for about 30 mice surgeries , and over 40 hours of mouse imaging using the Vevo 3100 ultrasound. I love the fact that it used less iso and charcoal.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Overall the system is super easy to use. It works well, not needing oxygen tanks is a huge plus.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I'm 100% sold on the product.
    1. No need for oxygen cylinders. This is nice as inevitably someone in lab fails to let others know that we're almost out. Also, now not a problem with our annual safety evaluation since we don't have compressed cylinders.
    2. No need for annual calibration. This is beyond lovely. It is a pain to send off these units which are essential to lab progress once a year to get them serviced and calibrated. My university leaves me alone about my unit because it isn't a traditional unit and doesn't require service/calibration unless we've noticed a problem.
    3. When we have had problems (and we have had problems, and my husband lab had a problem), you guys are on it. Very prompt in attention and getting it fixed and returned.
    4. The RightTemp module is good. I don't use it as much as I maybe should, but we do use it as a heating pad during surgery (calibrating the temp of the pad, not by the rectal probe). It is nice to not have to nuke and then cool down overly heated wax-like heating pads or fold a normal heating pad into a ridiculously small space.

  • We love the SomnoSuite system and have had no problems.

  • I use the SomnoSuite and I love it!

  • I love the SomnoSuite since it is portable, and could be easily brought anywhere. We don’t have the specific animal room for the surgery, we have to use the public area. This machine saves our time.

  • "I have replaced use of our older system with the somnosuite. It saves quite a bit of cost on isoflurane and compressed gas."

  • "I like the temperature probe integration to automatically increase the temperature of the warming pad."

  • What I like about the SomnoSuite is the different sized air tight chambers you have that allow me to use the correct size for the model I am analyzing. The system allows me to adjust the concentration delivered to determine dose dependency at different ages/genetics. It also allows me to go between isoflurane and sevoflurane to analyze differences between them. The different sized syringes allow me to only use the amount of anesthesia I need for an experiment which increases safety for myself and the undergraduate/graduate students working in my lab.

  • We do not have other anesthesia systems, but we would go with SomnoSuite again if we needed another.

  • The small low profile of mouse nose cone is great for our surgery.

  • I love that the system is very easy to use. Before purchasing the SomnoSuite, I had anesthetized mice by pentobarbital injection. The SomnoSuite makes this process exponentially easier.