Torpac Rodent

Dosing Kits include capsules, funnel, stand, tamper, dosing device & instructional video
  • Ideal for materials that are insoluble, form poor suspensions, are affected by excipients or are odorous and distasteful, e.g., sustained release beadlets, paint flakes, chromic oxide marker
  • For capsule size, species, weight, and lower GI drug delivery size see table below. Capsule holders available for dip coating in enteric solutions. Capsule sinkers available for testing in disintegration test apparatus.
  • Size 9 can be used for intra-colonic delivery via rectal insertion in rats >200-250gm.
  • Save time and money by eliminating validation of suspension / solution homogeneity.
  • Eliminate excipients absorption affects.

rat capsule multifiller
rat capsule dosing video
MultiFiller to fill multiple 9 or 9el capsules at one time Rat Dosing Video (windows)
Rat Dosing Video (mac)

Fill Materials:

Dry materials in any form
(powder, beadlets, crystals,
paint flakes), pastes, and
non-aqueous liquids.

Disintegration Time:

Within 10 minutes in stomach.

Dosing Time & Acceptance:
< 1 min. (30 - 45 minutes for 60 rats). 
> 98% successful dosing after minimal experience (3 - 4 placebo doses per rat).

on sizes 9el, 9 and 9h.

Animal Weight:

See below

Lower GI Drug Delivery:

See below

 Parameter Size 9el Size 9 Size 9h Size M
 Species & Weight Rats 200g+ Rats 200g
(min 150g)
Guinea Pig 300g+
Hamsters & Rats 150g+ Mice 25g+
 Species & Weight Lower GI Delivery n/a Rat 200g+
Guinea Pig 300g+
& Rat 150g+
Guinea Pig 300g+
Mice 30g+
 Capsule Body Capacity 0.08 ml 0.025 ml 0.013ml 0.004 ml
 Fill Weight (materials with density 1g/ml) 80 mg 25 mg 13mg 4 mg
 External Diameter Maximum 2.71 mm 2.71 mm 2.71 mm 1.27 mm
 Length When Locked Maximum 23.0 mm 8.4 mm 5.1mm 8.4 mm

 Surface area locked capsule in sq mm for enteric coating.

Not Applicable 68mm2 42 mm2 31mm2
 Weight Empty (Cap & Body) Average1 17 mg 10 mg 5mg ~2 mg
 Colors Available Clear & Opaque Clear & Opaque Clear & Opaque White
 1 For a specific net fill weight tare the weight of each capsule body individually and then fill or use a pre-weighed amount of powder for each capsule.

Tip: Order syringes for each technician to speed dosing.
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