Koken rat model
Scope of the method
- Education and training
- Animal derived cells / tissues / organs
- blood sampling
The Koken rat is a dummy rat that is developed to train animal procedures, such as handling, blood sampling and intubation.
Pros, cons & Future potential
Blood sampling from the tail vein is very similar to the real situation. Since no living animal is involved, the trainee is not stressed and can focus on the technique.
After frequent use, the quality of the dummy declines rapidly. You can replace the 'tail' by a new one, but delivery time can be very long. It even seems that this model will no longer be continued by the supplier.