Magnetic Fixator Retraction System

This Small Animal Retraction System simplifies set-up procedure and provides the examiner with an excellent overview of the operative site. It consists of three components:

1. Base Plate (Nos. 18200-03 & 18200-04)
2. Fixators (Nos. 18200-01 & 18200-02)
3. Retractors (Nos. 18200-05 through 18200-12)

The Base Plates are made from magnetic stainless steel and are available in two sizes. The surface is nonreflective and both plates have a window in the center which allows the animal contact with body temperature control systems. The window sizes are 10 x 13cm for the small base plate and 15 x 25cm for the large.

The Fixators are movable anchors made from anodized aluminum with a surgical grade rare earth magnet in the base for attachment anywhere on the Base Plate. The magnets do not interfere with lab electronics and can be used in close proximity (3cm) to ferro-magnetic items. They incorporate pushbutton-activated spring locks that grip either the Wire or Elastomer Retractors.

The Retractors are interchangeable Retractor Tips (Nos. 18200-08 through 18200-12) which attach to either Retractor Wire (Nos. 18200-05 & 18200-06) for static retraction or to Elastomer (No. 18200-07) for dynamic retraction. The Retractor Tips are light and atraumatic to delicate tissue or membrane.

All system components are autoclavable.

Components can be purchased individually or in kits.

Kit for animals up to 200g (No. 18200-20) includes:
  • 1 Small Base Plate (No. 18200-03)
  • 2 Short Fixators (No. 18200-01)
  • 1 Tall Fixator (No. 18200-02)
  • 1 Elastomer, 2m roll (No. 18200-07)
  • 1 package of Blunt Retractors, 1mm wide (No. 18200-09)
  • 1 package of Blunt Retractors, 2.5mm wide (No. 18200-10)

Kit for animals from 200g up to 5kg (No. 18200-50) includes:
  • 1 Large Base Plate (No. 18200-04)
  • 2 Short Fixators (No. 18200-01)
  • 2 Tall Fixators (No. 18200-02)
  • 1 Elastomer, 2m roll (No. 18200-07)
  • 1 package of Blunt Retractors, 2.5mm wide (No. 18200-10)
  • 1 package of Blunt Retractors, 5mm wide (No. 18200-11)
No Substitutions

PRODUCT MANUAL (for items 18200-01 to 18200-12), please click here.
PRODUCT MANUAL (for kit 18200-20), please click here.
PRODUCT MANUAL (for kit 18200-50), please click here
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All surgical instruments and devices from the Fine Science Tools product range are intended exclusively for use in experimental research laboratories and facilities or in veterinary medicine. Our Customer Support is available to answer any questions you may have about the field of application and the material properties.
Item No. Alloy / Material Dimensions Item Price Unit Qty
18200-01 18200-01 Aluminum 3cm High Short Fixator $82.00 Each
18200-02 18200-02 Aluminum 6cm High Tall Fixator $90.00 Each
18200-03 18200-03 Stainless Steel 20 x 30cm Small Base Plate $85.00 Each
18200-04 18200-04 Stainless Steel 25 x 35cm Large Base Plate $93.50 Each
18200-05 18200-05 Stainless Steel 10cm Long Retractor Wires $32.00 10 handles
18200-06 18200-06 Stainless Steel 14cm Long Retractor Wires $35.50 10 handles
18200-07 18200-07 2m Roll Elastomer $30.50 Each
18200-08 18200-08 Stainless Steel 2.5cm x 1mm Sharp Retractors $41.00 10 retractors
18200-09 18200-09 Stainless Steel 2.5cm x 1mm Blunt Retractors $41.00 10 retractors
18200-10 18200-10 Stainless Steel 2.5cm x 2.5mm Blunt Retractors $42.00 10 retractors
18200-11 18200-11 Stainless Steel 2.5cm x 5mm Blunt Retractors $43.50 10 retractors
18200-12 18200-12 Stainless Steel 2.5cm x 7.5mm Blunt Retractors $44.50 10 retractors
18200-20 18200-20 Kit for Animals up to 200g $393.50 7 Piece Kit
18200-50 18200-50 Kit for Animals 200g to 5kg $484.50 8 Piece Kit