This workshop is essential for those who want to gain insight into administering injectable and inhalation anesthetics, while monitoring vital physiological parameters in rats and mice.

Many researchers still work with conventional evaporators, designed for humans and large laboratory animals. Kent Scientific designed the Somno® family of low-flow electronic vaporizers with an automated delivery system. Both SomnoSuite® and SomnoFlo® use either ambient air with an internal air pump, or compressed gas. Each delivers only the anesthetic required by the animal according to its weight, with flows down to 0.05 LPM. Using less anesthetic not only benefits the animal during procedures but significantly reduces the risk of exposure to lab personnel from waste anesthetic gas.

Monitoring vital signs during research protocols is critical to achieving successful outcomes, acquiring reliable research data, and publishing reproducible findings. The Kent Scientific physiological monitors for pulse oximetry, heart rate, end-tidal CO2, and temperature provide state-of-the-art performance while ensuring animal well-being.

This is the program for the 2-day Kent Scientific/RRSSC workshop.


Almere, The Netherlands

Registration Fee

  • Industry: €4500
  • Government and Foundations: €3500
  • Academic: €3250

Workshop Dates

Dates will be announced soon

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René Remie Surgical Skills Centre

A brilliant course leader and innovator who has over 40 years of experience teaching, guiding, and training burgeoning scientists in their lab animal surgical skills. He is best known for his extensive work and procedures surrounding rodent best practices, pre/post-op care, and animal welfare in the surgical setting.

Senior Instructor

René Remie Surgical Skills Centre

A specialist in many microsurgical and general techniques, i.e. anatomy, suturing, intubation, telemetry implantations, vascular and non-vascular catheterizations, myocardial infarction models, stereotaxic surgery, and more. She has experience in rats, mice, hamsters, and guinea pigs.

Senior Instructor

René Remie Surgical Skills Centre

Research interests include medical applications of plasma science, electrosurgery, wound healing, and fundamental cell biology. In 2014 she graduated in veterinary sciences from Ghent University, Belgium. She has an unmatched knowledge of guinea pigs and is a senior instructor at RRSSC.

Manager, Global Sales and Scientific Development

Kent Scientific

Irina Toore-Heald joined Kent Scientific Corporation in 2004 and has held a number critical positions within the organization. She holds a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Master’s Degrees in both Biotechnology and Business. Irina’s early career as a Clinical and Principal Scientist for academic and pharmaceutical research laboratories provide a strong foundation in research. In her current role as Kent Scientific’s Manager Global Sales and Scientific Development, Irina is building and managing the Kent Scientific Global Sales force while she helps identify key strategic directions for the company’s growth.

Workshop Sponsor

Kent Scientific Corporation