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SomnoSuite®

SomnoSuite® Low-Flow Anesthesia System

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Reviews

  • I purchased 3 Sommosuite tabletop anesthesia setups and we love them!

  • I am using the Kent scientific somnosuite for rat anesthesia. We are interested in recording neural signals from the somatosensory cortex, and the somnosuite allows us to lower the anesthesia level to such extent that we get data with high SNR. The cherry on top is the super low waste of isoflurane that we are using, virtually eliminating the need for a strong exhaust, and we also love the fact that it draws the oxygen from room air and no extra oxygen setup is needed.

  • We work well with the SomnoSuite system, it is very useful for our mouse surgeries.

  • We are using the SomnoSuite system to do anesthesia in rats and mice while monitoring their body temperature and have had a great experience so far.

  • SomnoSuite System works great! We have two and both are fantastic.

  • We purchased 2 of the Kent Scientific SomnoSuite systems about 6 months ago. Works very well!

  • I use the somnosuite for live surgeries in the head/neck of mice. It’s been great!

  • We are using the SomnoSuite now for our anesthesia delivery. The labs really seem to like it and the animals wake up so much quicker.

  • I love the SomnoSuite System. Very versatile.

  • "We really like the degree of control the system gives us, it's very intuitive and easy to use.
    We have replaced all our other anesthesia systems with SomnoSuite."

  • I really love the SomnoSuite system, it is very easy to use, super portable, and much less expensive than the old machine we used. We currently have 6 so we really like the product!

  • Your anesthesia system has been a game-changer for our lab.

  • I love my SomnoSuite system and use it almost daily!
    I enjoy teaching others here at Purdue about its qualities!

  • 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!

  • The low flow rates are really convenient as we don’t have to deal with exhaust. Interface is simple, precise and takes little effort so we can focus on surgery.

  • 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.