Optimice boasts the highest cage density in the industry, optimizing the density-value equation. Optimice can be positioned against a wall or next to another rack. By rotating the carousel using conveniently located handles on each platter, cages are easily accessed.
The Optirat GenII caging system is built on the same structural frame as Optimice and employs the same motor-free, exhaust ventilated technology as all Animal Care Systems caging systems.
Optirat GenII cages are large enough to comfortably accommodate rats and other species and provides superior visibility, thanks to the wide front face. Optirat GenII racks each contain 42 cages, arrayed in seven levels with six cages per level.
Optirat Plus combines our proven motor-free, exhaust ventilated technology and high-density carousel design with vastly increased cage volume while improving ease of use and maintenance.
Animal Care Systems offers ground transport boxes for shipping your research rodents safely and conveniently. These containers are sturdier than cardboard boxes, ship flat and are economical. Each box can be easily divided and all lids are equipped with a viewing window.
Material handling products are integral to all facility daily operations, keeping your workplace efficient, ergonomic and productive. Animal Care Systems offers a variety of products you need to move, store, organize and protect your cages and other equipment.
Blockparty provides socialization options other caging systems can’t! The Blockparty accessory option allows groups of two or more cages within the same level of a rack to be connected to combine living quarters. When the connecting tubes are removed, spring-loaded doors automatically close to block the openings.
The M.I.C.E. system is a modular, high-density vented caging system for healthy housing of rodents. These systems are available in a wide variety of sizes, from the smallest 14-cage system, ideal for small studies and experiments, to large 140-cage racks suitable for installation in medium-to-large animal rooms. Each size of rack is based on multiples of the 14-cage module.
Cage-Level Filter Testing
The presence of parasitic, bacterial and viral infections in mouse colonies has been detected by PCR in environmental samples such as exhaust air debris from individually ventilated caging (IVC) rack systems. Debris carried in exhaust air accumulates on inner surfaces of plenums or on filters placed within the path of exhaust air flow. For filtered systems like the Animal Care Systems racks, exhaust air is filtered at the cage level prior to exiting into the rack plenum. Cage-level filter testing detects infectious agents missed by dirty bedding sentinel testing and is a valuable tool to include in your health monitoring program.
Announcing the 2018 ASCAL/CALAS Symposium Talking Poster Award Winner!
Congratulations to Sarah Collard and Annette Morin, winners of the 2018 CALAS/ASCAL Talking Poster award for "Implementation of an Aquatics Training Program," which focuses
Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association conference
September 11 - 14, 2018
September 12-14, 2018
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