The ICevac

The ICevac system Reduces Exposure to Waste Anesthetic Gas

The University of Michigan's OSEH endorses the Rodent Induction Chamber Evacuation System (ICevac)

Induction time is shorter

Just 10 seconds, removes almost 100% WAG

Small footprint

Adaptable to an existing anesthetic machine

Affordable

          

The ICevac system has 2 components: The ICevac (black box) and the Induction Chamber (plastic air tight container)

Induction Chambers come in many sizes to accommodate small animals; from mice to rabbits

  Induction Box Small  Induction Box Large
   
 

Our comparison studies show using an active scavenging system reduces exposure 

Flushing Induction Chambers used for Rodent Anesthesia to Reduce Waste Anesthetic Gas (WAG)

Janet Wolforth, LVT, LATG & Melissa C Dyson, DVM, MS, DACLAM  Lab Animal Vol.40(#3) pg.76-83 March 2011


In this video (below), dry ice is used to represent anesthetic gas filling a chamber

The induction chamber is filled with anesthetic gas until the animal becomes unconsciousness


Traditionally: When the induction chamber is full of anesthetic gas and the animal becomes unconscious, the chamber is opened to retrieve the animal, exposing the operator to a large amount of waste anesthetic gas

Using the Induction Chamber Evacuator: 

Anesthetic gas can be safely evacuated from the chamber before opening to retrieve the animal as demonstrated

NOTE: Carbon dioxide gas is much heavier than halogenated gas, therefore it takes longer to evacuate i.e., halogenated gas is evacuated faster than carbon dioxide gas


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