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The rat is a medium-sized rodent from the genus Rattus. Rattus norvegicus (brown rat) is a model vertebrate reared in the laboratory for studying subjects such as genetics, physiology, disease and the effects of drugs.
Venous access catheters used in clinics are prone to biofilm contamination, contributing to chronic infections. Here the authors provide a protocol to allow the in vivo study of catheter-associated biofilm infections in a TIVAP rat model.