"Vivariums Designed to Add Value and Cut Costs"
Tecniplast presented and sponsored a Pre Conference Workshop at the recent 2013 TurnKey conference which spotlighted the importance of innovation and design in facility planning, equipment and operations.
The Workshop, titled Vivariums Designed to Add Value and Cut Costs, underlined how the primary objectives of contemporary vivarium laboratory ...read more
At the recent Aalas John Donaho reviewed the current state of wash equipment and peeked into future developments. Rapid changes in technology and expectations for utility usage (water, steam, electricity, gas) in research facilities now place a sharp focus on cage wash operations.read more
(Ergonomic and occupational stressors in animal vivaria)
A Seminar held at last AALAS Meeting in Minneapolis on Facility Design Management and Operations entitled “Avoiding the Stresses & Strains of Laboratory Animal Care (Ergonomic and occupational stressors in animal vivaria)” examined the causes of musculo-skeletal injuries and workplace stress, both generally and specifically, in the vivarium and identified ...read more
An interesting Seminar on Aquatics held at the recent Aalas Meeting in Minneapolis underlined how the 2011 Guide emphasizes the importance of maintaining water quality for typical parameters like nitrogenous compounds, chlorine, and CO2 levels.read more
Bio Exclusion, Bio Containment and Bio Protection
An interesting Seminar on Biocontainment has taken place at the recent AALAS international event in Minneapolis. It described how both new editions of the Guide for the care and use of the laboratory animals and the BMBL are emphasizing the concepts of "biosafety" and "animal microbiological security".read more
An interesting article has been published on on the last ALN World (issue of Sept./Oct. 2012, pag. 12-14).
The author reviewed outlines decisions related to the use of durable or disposable IVC mouse caging systems (with or without cage washing and sterilizing facilities and flexible storage areas), during the ...read more
Tecniplast is proud to officially launch the new SKY FLOW, the new AHU that can be:
• Wall mounted
• Ceiling Mounted
• Ceiling Integrated (placed in the mezzanine)
Tecniplast can boast the wider range of Air Handling Solutions, which includes the best seller Easy/Smart Flow as well as the ...read more
All Tecniplast ventilated cage systems meet all the requirements of the Guide and various authors, as air is supplied to the cages via the cage cover and at a low speed (0.2 m/sec).
The 8th (2011) edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals(1) , published by the National Research Council of the National Academies, discusses issues related to the speed, rate and supply of air in individually ventilated cage systems ( IVCs). The possible impact of the direct ...read more