NEWS

// July, 2017
Introducing the NEW Calypso!
THE NEW IWT CALYPSO AQUATIC WASHER IS THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR YOUR CLEANING NEEDS: GET RID OF MANUAL SCRUBBING AND PRE-SOAKING. GET READY TO BE SEDUCED BY CALYPSO! Guaranteed effective tank cleaning of algae, biofilm and diet residues, no pre-treatments required Perfect for any wash area due to the...

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// June, 2017
Get ready to be seduced!
Launching at the 10th European Zebrafish Meeting in Budapest... The Calypso!

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// June, 2017
Tecniplast Scientific Symposium, 25th - 28th Oct, Italy
If you are a Director, Manager, Consultant, Deputy or Senior Technician of an animal facility then this event is for you. The Tecniplast Scientific Symposium will take place at Tecniplast headquarters in Italy at our purpose built Conference Centre. The symposium offers the chance to bring yourself up to...

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// May, 2017
Tecniplast Analysis - Supporting Scientific Research
Tecniplast Analysis product range is specifically designed and developed to meet Scientific Research requirements. The range includes Metabolic and...

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// April, 2017
Don't miss the.... Tecniplast Technician Symposium 2017
Don't miss the.... Tecniplast Technician Symposium Wednesday 20th - Friday 22nd September 2017...

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// April, 2017
Integration - You know it makes sense!
Definition: Integration is the act of bringing together smaller components into a single system that functions as one. You get few chances in work life to specify new equipment – so it makes great sense to be sure it works together i.e. integrates seamlessly into your work place. Whether it’s a...

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// April, 2017
Zebtec Stand-alone Toxicological Rack
The Toxicological rack provides an ideal solution for fish that are to be exposed to specific compounds or drugs inside each housing tank.  The ‘flow through’ design enables two settings of ‘single exchange’ (at a specified time) or ‘continuous exchange’ (every hour) of...

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// 2017
Tecniplast: Celebrating 20 years in the UK
Tecniplast is celebrating 20 years of operations in the UK. This momentous milestone of two decades of business in the UK has seen Tecniplast UK grow from a new ambition company to the market leader it is today. The founder and Managing Director, David Spillane set up Tecniplast UK in 1997 in Northamptonshire with...

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// March, 2017
Visit us at Congress for your chance to win a place on the Tecniplast Technician Symposium
Win a place on the Tecniplast Technician Symposium in September 2017 To enter simply visit our stand at IAT Congress and  answer 3 simple questions!  To celebrate 20 years of operations in the UK Tecniplast have decided to give away a place on the Tecniplast Technician Symposium . Set near...

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// March, 2017
6th Annual International Zebrafish Husbandry Course
Leading Advances in Zebrafish Husbandry 3rd - 6th October 2017 Tecniplast Congress Centre - ITALY The Course This course will consist of presentations by leading Zebrafish experts including facility managers and vets. It has been designed to give delegates an in depth...

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// Feb, 2017
Tecniplast and Charles River Sign Agreement in Europe and Asia to Co-market Complementary Technologies Concerning Sentinel-Free Health Monitoring for Laboratory Animal Facilities
Tecniplast and Charles River have announced a co-marketing agreement in Europe and Asia to promote complementary technologies that improve the microbiological environmental monitoring of individually ventilated cages (IVCs.) Tecniplast’s system, called the Interceptor (patent pending), collects dust particles...

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// Feb, 2017
‘The most complete range of aquatics breeding solutions on the market...’
In general day to day activities within a zebrafish facility, feeding will no doubt be top of the list for the amount of time that is required to complete it.  The next activity on the list will be setting up fish for breeding, and with such a wide variety of research being completed there is a need for many...

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// Feb, 2017
So what does logistics mean to the lab animal industry?
Logistics, n. pl. Art of moving & quartering troops, & supplying and maintaining a fleet. So that’s the dictionary definition of logistics, but what does it mean within an Animal Facility? It’s most fitting explanation is the system by which ‘consumable’ items are moved...

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// January, 2017
5 reasons why automation will help protect your team and reduce running costs…
Automation within facilities has become more and more common in recent years, all new facilities and refurbishment projects of any reasonable size seem to be looking at the pro’s and con’s of automation. It has been recognised that in any average animal facility regardless of its size will have its...

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// January, 2017
Tecniplast provides flexibility when housing rats
How can your rats climb and jump if they cannot stand upright? • The multi-level rat cage has been chosen by over 100 animal facilities • Animal welfare has been at the forefront of design • “…the head room required for an adult animal to make the bipedal orienting stance is up...

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// December, 2016
A recent study supports Tecniplasts move to design the Interceptor.
The study ‘Murine norovirus detection in the exhaust of IVCs is more sensitive than serological analysis of soiled bedding sentinels’ by Julia Zorn, Barbel Ritter, Manuel Milller, Monika Kraus, Emily Northrup and Markus Brielmeier, has highlighted the major improvement in screening at the exhausts...

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// December, 2016
The Latest in Washing Operational Efficiency - The Oceanus
The Oceanus is the most powerful solution to washing operational efficiency within a reduced footprint ■ Compact design and simplified installation ■ More loading capacity and better ergonomics ■ Simplified utility requirements ■ Less operational footprint... and much more! For...

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// November, 2016
BC Plast Crate Showcased at LASA
Tecniplast Account Managers spoke to customers about the benefits of using the BC-Plast at LASA. The BC-Plast is compatible with most washing equipment and has an embedded lid with a quick lock-and-release system that secures bottles. Click here to find out more! If you would like to see the Crate then...

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// December, 2016
Tecniplast are delighted to introduce their New Ventilated Cabinet.
Introducing the New Ventilated Cabinet, the ultimate in design. The New Bio C 36 has been design with options for clear or red doors with heating and/or lighting controls. Benefits include: Zero cross contamination between cages – Improved airflow Increased cage capacity over previous...

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// December, 2016
More Products added to the Tecniplast Market Place
More products have been added to the Tecniplast Market Place! You can find a selection of brand new, refurbished and previously owned products across all our product lines: including housing, change stations, washing, aquatics and accessories! The site offers massive...

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// October 2016
Join the Tecniplast Workshop at LASA
UPDATE  on the DVC workshop at the LASA Annual Conference! New speaker, new focus... from the past president of FELASA -Dr Jan Bas...

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// October 2016
Visit the Tecniplast stand at LASA to win an Apple Watch
Visit the Tecniplast stand to see the latest in technological advances in product design for your animal facility.  For your chance to win an Apple Watch simply visit our stand and play one of our interactive games. We look forward to see you there!

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// September 2016
Join us for Breakfast at AALAS
We would be delighted if you could join us for breakfast at AALAS. On Sunday 30th October straight after registeration we will be hosting breakfast in room 209 - 210 between 7.30 - 11.30am. We look forward to seeing you there!

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// June, 2016
Join us for the Interceptor Workshop
Tecniplast UK would like to invite you and your colleagues to the Interceptor Workshop. The aim of the workshop is to give you an insight into the latest microbiological environmental monitoring system for Tecniplast IVCs. This closed system is easy to use and a positive step forward for the 3Rs, as the system...

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// Aug, 2016
Technicians Symposium 2016
You are invited to the Tecniplast Technician Symposium Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th November 2016, Tecniplast Italy...

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// Aug, 2016
Introducing the latest Zebrafish Net
The humble fish net is used every day in your facilities without much of a second thought. So should all nets just be a square or rectangular frame with a mesh 'bag' at the end?  Well, Tecniplast thinks differently.  A net should be:  Shaped to the tank to ensure your fish...

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// June, 2016
Introducing the Tecniplast Market Place
At the Tecniplast Market Place you can find a selection of brand new, refurbished and previously owned products across all our product lines: including housing, change stations, washing, aquatics and accessories! The site offers massive discounts on list price! ...

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// June, 2016
Tecniplast New Family Brochures
We are pleased to announce the release of our new style family brochures! Housing (conventional and IVC Cages), ARIA and Laminar Flow, Digilab and Aquatics catalogues offer an overview of Tecniplasts solutions for all your facilities requirements. The family approach aims to give you a clear and comprehensive...

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// May, 2016
Join us for a Pasta Party!
You are invited to a Pasta Party on the Tecniplast stand at FELASA! The Tecniplast Pasta Party starts at 6.15pm on booth C24 - D18 on June 13th. We hope you will join us!

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// May, 2016
5th Annual International Zebrafish Husbandry Course
Interested in furthering your Zebrafish husbandry knowledge, meeting like-minded people from facilities around the world and experiencing Italian hospitality?  Then look no further, dates for the 5th Annual International Zebrafish Husbandry Course held at Tecniplast are here!  The course will run...

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// April, 2016
NOW BOOKING!! Save the date for the Scientific Symposium...
BOOKING NOW!!!! Join us for this year's Scientific Symposium! Tecniplast Scientific Symposium,  15th - 16th September 2016 The programme promises a mix of high quality and thought provoking presentations and workshops covering a unique blend of topics. It will also consist of break out...

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// April, 2016
Our website is now responsive!
From desktop computers to mobile phones, from tablets to laptops: fully enjoy the Tecniplast website from your favorite device thanks to our new responsive website. Tecniplast and IWT websites now provide you with an optimal viewing experience: our full product portfolio is at your fingertips, easy...

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// March, 2016
Introducing the WiFlow Air Handling Unit
The WiFlow Air Handling Unit integrates the latest monitoring technology with proven air handling unit capability. The DC power saving fans from the “Smartflow” and “Easyflow” continue to be used within this new AHU guaranteeing prolonged filter life and no vibration transfer to the rack....

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// March, 2016
NEW! 1.7Ltr sloping breeding tank – promoting natural spawning behaviour
The new 1.7Ltr sloping breeding tank exemplifies Tecniplast’s innovative approach to Zebrafish spawning, helping to complete the already expansive breeding solution range. The unique beach style creates a larger surface area to spawn over and with a deeper resting area, which promotes natural mating...

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// March, 2016
Interceptor: Environmental Microbiological Monitoring by Tecniplast
Interceptor represents a new frontier in monitoring the microbiological load of laboratory animals. It is the first accurate, animal free environmental microbiological monitoring system for IVCs. The Interceptor provides a highly sensitive detection and collection system of contaminated dust particles. One...

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// March, 2016
Interceptor: Testing and Validation with Mouse Norovirus (MNV)
Several studies have been undertaken to compare the new technology with the standard method of Used Bedding Sentinel serology. A field study in an MNV infected unit comprising 13 animal rooms compared 98 quarterly monitoring periods. Environmental sampling from the pre-filter location of the Tecniplast Air Handling...

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// January 2016
Tecniplast Appointed IVC supplier to The Francis Crick Institute
Tecniplast are delighted to announce that we have been appointed IVC caging supplier to The Francis Crick Institute. We look forward to playing a key role in helping them develop a world centre of excellence for scientific research. The project to create The Francis Crick Institute was based on an exciting...

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// January, 2016
Tecniplast will supply fully equipped biomedical research facility in new building at Karolinska Institutet through Scanbur, Tecniplast Exclusive Dealer in Nordic countries
Tecniplast SpA and IWT srl announce that Scanbur, exclusive dealer in the Nordic region, has signed a contract that commits Scanbur and Tecniplast/IWT to deliver equipment for a new biomedical research facility at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The contract was awarded upon the selection of SCANBUR,...

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// December 2015
The Double Decker rat cage (GR1800) is the Gold Standard for both rats and scientific research.
In a recent study that used the Tecniplast GR1800 rat cage to look at the effect of a multilevel laboratory rat caging system on the well-being of a singly-housed Sprague Dawley rat it was stated that “the use of multilevel caging system that provides rats with more space and complexity in structure may...

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// November 2015
New report states that Tecniplast ISO Positive is a proven solution for Bio-exclusion!
Don’t take our word for it …. see what Paik and Pershutkina say about the Tecniplast ISO Positive and see how they used the caging system in their research. In their in-depth report the Author stated “… an ISO Positive caging system may be utilized to test multiple donor samples...

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// November 2015
Delivering one of the essential five freedoms – The New GM500 Mouse Mezzanine
We all understand the importance of mice having the freedom to exhibit natural behaviours in a stress free environment and the benefit to the Science. This is not always easy to provide, but Tecniplast continue to develop innovative enrichment to ensure animals in our caging systems have the opportunity to live as...

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// October 2015
In-Cage GM500 Filter
Dust content in animal bedding tends to vary between bedding type and even between batches. Dust can even be caused by animal activity and is difficult to eliminate from these natural materials. To help reduce the build-up of dust within your racks Tecniplast can provide a very simple solution for your GM500...

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// September 2015
Introducing the NEW ARIA Tech48 – the new generation Microbiological Safety Cabinet.
The new ARIA Bio-safety Cabinet Tech48 is the leading class II cabinet available on the market. This new Bio-safety Cabinet is designed for animal research laboratories to guarantee the protection of operators from the inhalation of infectious particulates, dust, allergens and pathogens as well as providing...

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// September 2015
NEW! iSpawn-S! Completing the ZebTEC breeding system!
Tecniplast proudly introduces the new 20-litre Zebrafish breeding system. iSpawn- S completes the ZebTEC breeding solution range and offers the flexibility to produce embryos based on your lab needs or research focus. Fits on to a bench top Successfully tried and  tested by experts in the field...

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// March 2015
It’s here. The new benchmark for operational efficiency, flexibility and modularity
The Atlantis is set to be the new industry benchmark for washing. Designed and engineered in response to the lab animal industry’s need for a more flexible, efficient and cost effective washing solution. It not only satisfies the operational aspects of facilities but set to bring cost savings too....

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// March 2015
“Effect of multilevel laboratory rat caging system on the well-being of the singly-housed Sprague Dawley rat”
An interesting article entitled “Effect of multilevel laboratory rat caging system on the well-being of the singly-housed Sprague Dawley rat” from the Laboratory Animal Resource Center, School of Medicine, Indiana University, was published on August 12, 2014, on Laboratory animal Online. The...

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// March 2015
Safety is not an option!
The AAALAC international position statement on safety requirements indicates that “all the safety features” on equipment used in animal facilities “should be clearly identified and have legible instructional signage located adjacent to or on the safety feature. They should be readily visible and...

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// March 2015
Energy Free Drying Option means dryer cages - Stress Free!
Until now conventional hot air drying has been the only way to dry cages. While effective, hot air-drying necessarily means long cycle times and significant energy consumption. Not content with conventional methods, the innovative engineers at Tecniplast ( IWT) have collaborated with Dr Weigert- one of the...

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// April 2014
Oxygen content and its stability in GM500 IVC Tecniplast cages
A trial on oxygen content and its stability in GM500 IVC Tecniplast cages was performed in order to confirm the excellent ventilation performances of the caging system.  Haemocrome was used as indicator of mice welfare when maintained in Ventilated or open cages.  Oxygen concentration in Individually...

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The importance of the environment and how it can influence mice behavior and anxiety
An interesting Workshop at the recent 2013 Felasa conference spotlighted the importance of the environment and how it can influence mice behavior and anxiety , getting beyond compliance developments in rodent cage design and care procedures . The workshop underlined how until recently the design of cages for...

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Tecniplast IVCs compliant with 8th edition of the NRC Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
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 exposure of...

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