The GentleSharp™ system improves blood sampling success by using backward and forward micro-oscillations to help the needle puncture and glide through tissue more easily. This reduces animal discomfort, decreases stress and enables greater needle control and up to 15% higher collection success. Partners are sought to provide a greater species diversity in animal subjects undergoing low volume blood sampling (< 50 µl); of particular interest would be the same population of animals undergoing repeated samplings. GentleSharp™ has been used on both rats and mice; however, we wish to expand this to rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets. For further information please see the flyer.