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What is SIKO?

  • Training model to practice taking blood samples and making intravenous injections

  • Hand-made replica out of silicone that corresponds to the natural rabbit ear in shape and size

  • Cast-in tubes simulate the blood essels and behave close to reality with regards to resistance during needle injection and blood withdrawal

  • Blood flow is simulated and controlled manually using connected syringes

  • Injection holes can be refilled and repaired several times

  • Suitable for medical students and nurses, practitioners in human and veterinary medicine, or research

  • Allows the trainee to gain confidence and precision for subsequent work with syringes on living animals


Excerpts from feedback of participants of the trainings courses in laboratory animal science on SIKO

"The silicone ear has helped me to get rid of the nervousness that I usually$ experience when training on living animals, and allowed me to concentrate on the application itself."

"It spares stress not only to me but also to the animal – this I find very good."

"The taking of blood samples on the silicone ear is extremely authentic – both with regards to consistency, resistance as well as handling."

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