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 improve the well-being of rats that are used in research.” Wheeler, et al., 2015.
Tecniplast has currently supplied over 4,200 cages which are now in daily use across the UK and Ireland. The Tecniplast Double Decker rat cage is the Gold Standard for both your animals and facility staff.
This study is not the only one to have proven that Tecniplast housing is of a superior quality. “The rats in the IVC system were less aggressive when handling them.” (Ljung, et al., 2010, Exposure and density of rat allergens for personnel and in the animal room)
We believe that by listening to our clients we understand what is required for housing rats in the laboratory environment. The GR1800 IVC system was designed and tested with input from a focus group of experienced industry managers, behaviourists and scientists in 2009/2010.
This Double Decker design has been proven to enhance the well-being of rats used in research.