LabGel® Banana

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Product Code:
  • 71-02-1081 8 oz (227 g) pouches
Suitable for:
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Swine
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Mice
  • Primates


LabGel® is a non-wetting naturally flavored gel, designed to provide enrichment and hydration. It is an excellent vehicle for medication delivery for nonhuman primates and other research animals.

For more information, useful data, testimonials and studies, check our resources below:
Geriatric Marmosets at Southwest National Primate Research Center Receive LabGel Banana to Supplement their Base Diet

Delivering Solutions

  • Thermo-reversible gel supports various applications:
    • Use with enrichment devices
    • Delivery and flavor masking of oral medications
  • Provides up to 93% water for efficient hydration
  • No sugar added formulation for use with calorie restricted diets
  • Flavor enhanced to promote acceptance and consumption

Delivering Quality

  • Purified ingredients
  • Complies with quality standards as tested by an independent laboratory
  • Certificate of analysis by manufactured lot
  • Individually coded with lot and date of expiration


Purified Water, Banana, Hydrocolloids, Natural Flavor, Electrolyte Blend, Food Acids, Sucralose.

Shelf Life

Shelf life is 18 months, unopened at room temperature storage.

Recommended Dosage

• To be administered under the direction of a veterinarian
• Manufactured for use in research animals
• Cut an X on the top of the plastic pouch before presenting it to
the animals for better access to the gel


Non-human Primate:

  • Enrichment
  • Hydration
  • Medication Delivery

Research Papers

  1. A Comparison of In Vivo Cellular Responses to Cs-137 Gamma Rays And 320-kV X Rays

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  2. Effects of aromatase inhibition versus gonadectomy on hippocampal complex amyloid pathology in triple transgenic mice.

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  3. A novel approach for long-term oral drug administration in animal research.

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  • How to use LabGel?

    LabGel is hydration source that can be used for non-human primates. It is 90% water, and can be used as an emergency water source, during transportation or as supplemental hydration.

    Thermo-Reversibility is a unique attribute of ClearH2O gel products. When heated to its fluid form, it can easily be poured into an enrichment device. Oral medications may also be administered by adding them to the gel in its liquid form. When heated, the gels transform into a semi-liquid, and when cooled to room temperature, they revert back to their original gel state…

    We recommend heating unopened pouches in hot water until the gel reaches melting temperature and becomes fluid. Melting temperatures will vary from 130 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Caution should be used in handling gels after heating to prevent burns. Once the medication is added to the liquefied gel, we recommend transferring to a container with a large surface base to facilitate heat transfer and to minimize the amount of time that the drug may be exposed to elevated temperatures. Refrigeration may be used to shorten the time it takes for the gel to return to its semi-solid state.

  • What is the best way to store LabGel products?

    Unopened LabGel products are designed to be stored at room temperature and do not require special handling. Typical shelf life for unopened LabGel products is 18 months.

  1. I am always looking for new and exciting environmental enrichment for primates. I was given a sample of the banana Labgel and decided to use it as an environmental enrichment item for my baboons. I smear it inside of a paper bag and pour in some small foraging bits and shake. The bits stick to the gel and give a longer lasting, destructible and foraging opportunity, as they take their time to eat every single morsel. I highly recommend, not only for clinical care, but also as a novel item for enrichment.

    Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  2. Our rabbits really enjoy the banana! Thank you for the samples!


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