Humane & animal welfare compliant euthanasia for rodents
With the GasDocUnit® researchers may euthanize their research animals in a decentralized, fully automated, user-independent manner and in compliance with animal welfare laws. Thus medres aims to build a bridge between necessary animal experiments and the best possible animal welfare.
Humane & animal welfare compliant
The GasDocUnit® complies with the requirements of the AVMA Guidelines of 2020, the German Animal Welfare Act (TierSchG), the Ordinance on the Protection of Laboratory Animals (TierSchVersV) and Directive 2010/63/EU.
Simple & safe
The cycle is started automatically when the IVC is inserted. After the indicator light turns off, the animals are euthanized stress-free and safely in their home cage environment.
Laboratory proven & compatible
Developed in cooperation with CECAD
– in vivo Research Facility Cologne,
the GasDocUnit® can be used
anywhere in the laboratory
with minimal space requirements
and it is compatible with
most of the common IVCs.
Discover the GasDocUnit®
The new version is compatible with any CO2 inlet pressure between 1 and 10 bar dyn. Nevertheless, the intuitive handling and the simple connection of power and CO2 remain the same. The adapters for all common CO2 connections are of course included with every GasDocUnit®.
Amortized after about one year
Using the GasDocUnit® saves money. Researchers may use it to improve the utilization of IVCs in a decentralized and deman-driven manner. Each day of IVC utilization costs approximately 6 to 15 EUR. On this basis you may calculate the economic benefit of the GasDocUnit® .
Dimensions: 21.2 cm (H) : 24 cm (W) : 60 cm (D)
Power: 6 Watts
Weight: approx. 8 kg (incl. packaging approx. 9 kg)
Connections: Input 24 V DC 0.3 A (from plug-in power supply), gas hose (LDPE) with coupling plug 2 m.
Pressure: Any input pressure between 1 and 10 bar dyn. is compatible with the GasDocUnit® .
Compatibility with IVCs
Allentown – NexGen
Allentown – XJ Edge
Allentown – XJ
GasDocUnit® AT NG/XJ M
Tecniplast – Blue Line 1145T – Type I SL
GasDocUnit® TP BL 1145
Tecniplast – Blue Line 1284L – Typ II L
(“Blue Line Classic“)
GasDocUnit® TP BL 1284
Tecniplast – Blue Line 1285L – Typ II L
(“Blue Line Next“)
GasDocUnit® TP BL 1285
Tecniplast – Green Line GM 500
GasDocUnit® TP GL GM 500
Tecniplast – Emerald EM 500
GasDocUnit® TP EL EM 500
Tecniplast – Blue Line 1291H – Type III
GasDocUnit® R TP BL 1291
Innovive – Innocage Universal Euro II Type Long
GasDocUnit® IV IC M
Handling & security
You connect the GasDocUnit® to your gas supply (1 to 10 bar dyn.) and the power supply.
When the IVC is docked into the GasDocUnit®, the cycle starts automatically.
As long as the cycle is running (6 min.) the control LEDs light up red. After completition the LEDs turn off and the IVC can be undocked.