Cost, Reliability, Durability Most Important When Selecting Surgical Equipment and Supplies for Use in the VivariumJuly 25, 2014 | by Elizabeth Doughman | Articles | Comments
Sixty-four percent of respondents said that they were responsible for performing surgical and medical procedures at their facility according to a May 2014 ALN World survey. A variety of surgical and medical supplies are used in the vivarium, and according to the survey, the most frequently used types are anaesthesia equipment, sterilisers, surgical equipment and supplies and surgical instrumentation.
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