UNO ClearPort - Vascular Access Port

The ClearPort represents more than 22 years of experience in port design and incorporates two major breakthroughs in port performance: decreased dead space in the port as result of the rounded reservoir & improved fluid dynamics due to the tangentially positioned catheter outlet. Download leaflet...

Reservoir design

While conventional reservoirs feature square corners and dead space that promotes the formation of sludge, the rounded reservoir keeps it almost sludge free, reducing the incidence of occlusion and infection. Sludge is the accumulation of clotted blood and drug residuals in the port chamber.

Flow Dynamics

The tangential outlet of the catheter promotes an efficient flushing action that cleanses the entire chamber. Ports with perpendicular outlets promote chaotic flow and inefficient flushing of residuals.

ClearPorts are available in the following configurations:

CP6 / CP6AC CP4 /CP4AC CP2 / CP2AC

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Suitable species small lab animals, rats, rabbits, primates, cats medium lab animals, rabbits, dogs, primates large lab animals, large dogs, swine

Weight port body

3 grams 8 grams 14 grams
Reservoir volume 0,20cc 0,25cc 0,40cc
Height 0,8cm 1,0cm 1,2cm
Diam. top 0,8cm 1,0cm 1,2cm
Diam. base 1,5cm 2,3cm 2,8cm
No. punctures 1.000 with a 22ga Huber Needle 1.500 with a 22ga Huber Needle 2.000 with a 22ga Huber Needle
Cath. configuration preattached/ attachable (AC)
Available catheters french sizes
  • Silicone: 2, 3,4,5,7 and 9
  • Intisil: 3,4,5 and 7
  • Polyurethane: 2,3, 3,5, 5 and 7
  • Hydrocoat: 3, 3,5, 5 and 7
  • Silicone: 3,4,5,7 and 9
  • Intisil: 3,4,5 and 7
  • Polyurethane: 3, 3,5, 5 and 7
  • Hydrocoat: 3, 3,5, 5 and 7
  • Silicone: 3,4,5,7 and 9
  • Intisil: 3,4,5 and 7
  • Polyurethane: 3, 3,5, 5 and 7
  • Hydrocoat: 3, 3,5, 5 and 7
When using Intisil or Hydrocoat catheters on Vascular Access Ports it is recommended to use the attachable (AC) version of the port to keep the benefit of the rounded tips.

 

All our Vascular Access Ports can be supplied with:

  • Preattached catheter: the catheter length can only be trimmed from the distal tip. This catheter configuration is recommended for catheters smaller than 3 french.

 

  • Attachable catheter: The catheter length can only be trimmed from the proximal tip. This catheter configuration is essential if the distal tip is rounded or specialized.

 

Ordering codes: Please use the ordering code for the ClearPort combined with the code for the chosen catheter. Example: If you want to order a ClearPort CP6 with Hydroocat 3 french, the order code will be: CP6AC-3H.

  • CP6 - ClearPort model
  • AC- for attachable catheter
  • 3H - for 3 french Hydrocoat

More information on implantation, maintenance and flushing of the ports can be found on our VAP maintenance page.

A noteworthy tip ... when accessing a Vascular Access Port, especially when withdrawing, be sure the needle tip hits the base of the port. You will hear a 'click' when the needle hits the base of the port that will confirm the needle eye/heel has cleared the septum. Maintain positive pressure as the natural tendency is to pull back on the needle when it hits the metal base. If the deflected tip/needle does not totally clear the septum, withdrawal will be difficault due to the occlusion caused by the "partially occluded needle eye".