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Ischemia Models

Creative Animodel is a professional biotech company specialized in the study of in vivo pharmacology. With advanced technologies and experienced experts, we can provide a wide range of ischemia animal models to facilitate your ischemia mechanism analysis and drug discovery.

What Is Ischemia?

Ischemia occurs when there isn’t enough supply of blood to tissues or organs, which is usually due to the problems with blood vessels, resulting in poor oxygen supply for cells, further causing unconsciousness, coordination disorder, and even blindness, stroke, cardiorespiratory arrest, etc. Ischemic stroke is the third most common disease-related killer in the United States. Besides, the lesion produced by the ischemia will result in both acute and chronic allodynia (in some cases) after mechanical and cold stimulation. It’s necessary for us to use animal models to mimic human ischemic injury for the ischemia in vivo studies.


Depending on the location of the occurrence, ischemia can be divided into global ischemia and focal ischemia. Global ischemia occurs when all blood supply to the brain is interrupted or markedly reduced. This can be induced by intrauterine clamping of the carotid arteries or the umbilical cord. Focal ischemia affects one or more specific regions as defined by the vascular anatomy and is characterized by induction of infarctions within these regions.

Pharmacology Evaluation in Ischemia Models

Creative Animodel conducts both global ischemia and focal ischemia models to study ischemia and provides a wide range of drug efficacy evaluation services. Metabolic and physiological parameters are measured before, during, and after ischemia. Parameters include the plasma glucose concentration, arterial blood pressure, and pH, heart rate, etc. Arterial blood pressure and heart rate are monitored via an intra-arterial catheter in the right femoral artery, which is connected to a multichannel recording system.

Global Ischemia Models
The global ischemia models can be differentiated into total-body ischemia, global cerebral ischemia, and forebrain ischemia.

Table 1. Global ischemia models provided by Creative Animodel

Total-body ischemia modelsGlobal cerebral ischemia  modelsForebrain ischemia models
• Decapitation with studies on the isolated brain• Increased cerebral pressure, attained by cisternal  injection of artificial cerebrospinal fluid• Bilateral common carotid occlusion in Mongolian  gerbils
• Cardiac arrest and resuscitation, excluding possible  remaining collateral circulation into the brain• Asphyxia or cervical compression attained by  simultaneous occlusion of cervical blood vessels by tourniquet and systemic  hypotension• Bilateral common carotid artery occlusion in  spontaneous hypertensive rats
• Profound systemic hypotension induced by  pharmacological agents• Combination of surgical occlusion of the major  arteries• Bilateral common carotid artery occlusion with  hypotension
  • Four-vessel occlusion in the rats

Focal Ischemia Models
The most important focal ischemia models include proximal main carotid artery occlusion, intravascular thread, distal main carotid artery occlusion with bilateral common carotid artery (CCA) occlusion, tandem occlusion and photothrombosis. The transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) animal model is also one of the widely used focal ischemia models.

Our Advantages
• Various animal models to mimic features of human ischemia syndromes
• Established experiment protocols to save ischemia research time
• High-quality drug testing services to help customers with clinical drug development

Creative Animodel has a team of in-house specialists and optimal facilities to help you study in the field of ischemia. We are delighted to offer you high-efficiency assays and high-reliable results. If you have any additional requirements or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you in the near future.

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