UCLA Radiation Oncology
Director, Defined Flora Mouse Facility, UCLA Radiation Oncology
I find the Animal Care Systems ventilated racks to be a superb addition to my facility.
They are easily moved from room to room. There is virtually no unpleasant odor in the rooms in which we use them (versus static racks and cages).
I can tell you that many transgenic core facilities do not use ventilated racks in their breeding rooms because of the noise of the motor. Obviously that does not apply to the motor-less Animal Care Systems technology. Therefore we can still protect our animals from the environment and maintain optimum breeding results.
In my case in radiation oncology, we often wipe out the immune system (mice) when irradiating and performing our cancer research, the use of these racks is instrumental in allowing post-irradiation survival, which is critical to the advancement of our research.