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// January, 2020
DVC®: delivers innovation, standardization, reproducibility and translational improvement
“ Home Cage-based Phenotyping in Rodents: Innovation, Standardization, Reproducibility and Translational Improvement ” is a Paper-Collection-page recently opened on Frontiers, a leading Open Science Web Platform. Frontiers’ journals are led and peer-reviewed by editorial boards of over...

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// December. 2019
Major international standards for Biological Safety Cabinets: AS 2252; EN12469; NSF49
Major international standards for Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs) - Proper Selection, installation and safe use of certified BSCs. Main differences and essential elements for regular servicing, certification and preventive maintenance of Class II BSCs​. As we know, Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs) are...

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// November, 2019
DVC® could potentially reduce aggression events within group housed male mice through spotted (on-demand) cage change
A recent interesting NC3R report entitled “Minimising aggression in group-housed male mice”underlined what a great problem aggression is in male mice and which strains are the most aggressive but especially what can be done to reduce the likelihood of aggression occurring. This was the first study...

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// November, 2019
DVC® detects long term changes in spontaneous activity in mice upon pathological conditions
Mediterrean diet has always been considered very healthy, especially using extra virgin Olive Oil. Hydroxytyrosol (HT), its foremost phenolic component, has very beneficial effects. Researchers from Radboud University (NL) studied the effects of such HT diet on a mouse model for stroke. Amongst the...

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// November, 2019
Tecniplast obtains the Cribis Prime Company Certificate, the maximum level of assessment of a Company’s Reliability
The company CRIBIS D&B (Dun & Bradstreet), Crif Group SpA, a leading company in the management of credit information and business information systems, has included Tecniplast SpA among the CRIBIS PRIME COMPANIES; this certificate certifies the maximum level of assessment of the reliability of a company and...

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// October, 2019
Home-Cage Monitoring 24/7: Improving Research Reproducibility and Outcomes
Download the webinar and the Round table panel discussion on how home-cage monitoring 24/7 improves research reproducibility and outcomes, published by Mary Ann Liebert  Editors, which deals with identifying new options to achieve better research reporting and reproducibility while reducing stress in lab mice....

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// October, 2019
DVC®: in the spotlights at AALAS 2019
DVC® and its technology was one of the most discussed technologies at the AALAS 2019 in Denver. 3 Posters mentioned the DVC® technology and showed the benefits of this technology for the users with extraordinary results. Noteworthy was a Seminar entitled “Smart Approaches In Animal...

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// September, 2019
DVC® improves research reproducibility and outcomes.
HUMAN GENE THERAPY platform, from Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Publishers, presents an extremely interesting WEBINAR on DVC ® , titled "Home-Cage Monitoring 24/7: Improving Research Reproducibility and Outcomes", September 25, 2019, 8:00 am PT, 11:00 am ET, 17:00 CET. A live Q&A session...

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// September, 2019
DVC® makes the Vivarium more Efficient
An interesting article titled“Building Systems, Technology Make the Vivarium More Efficient” has been published on Tradeline web site. It is an interesting article which describe how new technologies as DVC®, Reduce Costs and Improve Science. DVC® appears to be one of the most interesting...

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// September, 2019
Iso Cage Positive: present and future in Gnotobiotics
An interesting article, titled “Gnotobiotics: Past, Present and Future” and written by Marijana Basic and Andrè Bleich has been recently published on Laboratory Animals (Volume 53, Number 3, June 2019). The article describe very well the evolution of gnotobiotics or gnotobiology research and...

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// July, 2019
TECNIPLAST: BEST PRACTICE IN SUSTAINABILITY!
TECNIPLAST 2018 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY RESULTS CONFIRM OUR LEADERSHIP IN  ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY While the majority of companies are not reacting enough in adopting a Green Strategy, Tecniplast proves to be the best  in class according to the 2018 Environmental  policy...

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// June, 2019
Tecniplast’s DVC® System improves reproducibility in Science
A new article produced by Nature Research Custom Media and Techniplast examines remotely tracking mice cages, DVC®, and their potential to reduce animal stress and reveal environmental factors that could undermine the reliability of experimental data. The article reviews publications from leading...

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// May, 2019
Leadership in Germ Controlled Environment FELASA Workshop OWE4 - Tuesday, June 11th from 10.15 to 11.45 AM – Terrace 2A
Join the FELASA Workshop “ Advances in operational and technical husbandry aspects in rodent gnotobiology ” on Tuesday, June 11th from 10.15 to 11.45 – Terrace 2A (Workshop code: OWE4, in Felasa Final Detailed program: http://www.felasa2019.eu/detailed-programme )! The Workshop...

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// May, 2019
DVC® System supports “Better research through better reporting and reproducibility” FELASA Workshop OWE3 - Monday, June 10th from 4.15 to 5.45 PM – “Club E”
Join the FELASA Workshop “ Better research through better reporting and reproducibility ” on Monday, June 10th from 16.15 to 17.45 – “ Club E” Room (Workshop code: OWE3, in Felasa Final Detailed program: http://www.felasa2019.eu/detailed-programme ). The workshop will focus...

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// May, 2019
DVC® Technology: no definite effects on C57BL/6NCrl mice
An interesting article titled “ Long-Term Study on the Effects of Housing C57BL/6NCrl Mice in Cages Equipped With Wireless Technology Generating Extremely Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Fields ” has been recently published (May 2019) on Toxicology Pathology . The Author, Camilla Recordati -DVM,...

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// May, 2019
DVC®: a disruptive Technology to be adopted in most infrastructures with mutual benefits for both facility management and science
Tecniplast Panorama News, one of the most known Magazine in LAS distributed at WW level in more than 15,000 copies, has recently interviewed Dr Marcello Raspa, author of the article “ Towards large scale automated cage monitoring – Diurnal rhythm and impact of interventions on in cage activity of...

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// April, 2019
Elsevier’s technical peer-reviewed paper validates the DVC® technology
An interesting article titled “Non-Intrusive high throughput automated data collection from the home cage” has been recently published on Heliyon , an open access peer-reviewed journal publishing research across all disciplines, edited by Elsevier. The article validates the DVC® technology...

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// March, 2019
TECNIPLAST OBTAINS THE “ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD 2018”
Tecniplast has been recognized as the best company in the lab animal industry for its environmental and social sustainability awareness and sensibility. Another piece of our Tecniplast Green Strategy Puzzle that, together with the other many objective certifications and standards, helps vivarium managers...

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// March, 2019
The use of double-decker cages lets rat telemetry studies allowing socially housed rats to exhibit periods of full upright posture known to be an integral and important part of a rat's welfare.
Whilst the majority of the industry survey respondents do not socially house telemetered rats on recording days, there are opportunities for adoption of this refinement within industry and academia worldwide.  This article show how companion animals can be used in rat telemetry studies improving animals'...

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// March, 2019
Tecniplast Training Center 2018 activities: our customers love our trainings!
They love our trainings because they really, really enjoy them. It’s not always easy to persuade customers to sign-up for a course but thanks to a constant word- of- mouth from participants we got in 2018 an exciting increase in demand for the participation in our Training sessions, always sold out. We had to...

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// February, 2019
Tecniplast is proud to invite you to the first edition of the ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL VIVARIUM FORUM
Find out with Tecniplast how technology can improve Animal Facility Management and science performance thanks to a set of presentations given by Vivarium Managers and Researchers that have already embraced the digital transformation. Attendees will get first-hand knowledge on how digitalization improves Vivarium...

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// February, 2019
DVC®: a recently published article demonstrates that Digital Ventilated Cages can provide complementary information for animal welfare, experimental design and phenotype characterization.
An interesting article “Towards large scale automated cage monitoring – Diurnal rhythm and impact of interventions on in-cage activity of C57BL/6J mice recorded 24/7 with a non-disrupting capacitive-based technique” has been recently published on PLOS One ( Click here to read the article ), a...

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// December, 2018
Single-use plastic is bad, bad, bad.
The New European Directive (COM 2018 340): hard time for Single Use Plastics. We're almost at the end of 2018 and, all through the year, one message has been heard loud and clear - single-use plastic is bad, bad, bad. Ever since Blue Planet II aired over a year ago, we've been...

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// November, 2018
Gnotobiotics: a constant growing interest from LAB community
Emerging research investigating the role of the host microbiome in health and disease has provided revolutionary insight into the complexity of microbiome influence on host immunologic, metabolic and physiologic pathways, however microbiome research remains in its infancy.  Interrogation of the complex...

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// November, 2018
Reproducibility: a “hot” topic at the recent AALAS Conference in Baltimore
An extremely interesting Seminar, titled “Reproducibility: From the Tank/Cage Side for Better Research and 3R's” has been organized at the recent AALAS conference. The Seminar was a real success, considering both the number of participants and the questions raised during the closing Q&A time....

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// October, 2018
Tecniplast DVC® talks to enos software
Tecniplast and BSI are pleased to announce the successful integration of enos software from BSI with Tecniplast DVC® system. Thanks to this integration, all animal information registered by enos are automatically transferred to DVC® and any cage movement recorded by DVC® is sent back to enos:...

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// September, 2018
Free webinar: Exhaust Air Dust (EAD®) PCR Testing: Dispelling the Myths to See the Benefits
Are you using dirty bedding sentinels for the health monitoring of your rodent colonies? Are you hesitant about adopting alternative methods? Then why not join Charles River’s expert, Dr. Ken Henderson, as he discusses some of the burning misconceptions about exhaust air dust (EAD®) PCR testing as an...

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// September, 2018
Effect of Individually Ventilated Bi-Level Caging on Anxiety-Like Behavior and Breeding Performances in Rats (1)
The improvement of animal welfare also goes through the development of housing systems designed in such a way as to enhance species-specific natural behaviors and provide an environment capable of satisfying the physiology of the animals. But what is even more important when a new equipment is introduced in the...

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// July, 2018
Tecniplast Environmental Strategy: a further step forward the leadership in LAS arena. 2017 Global Warming Initiative results and 2018 targets
Sustainability for Tecniplast means meeting today’s requirements having in mind future generations’ needs. Therefore, we strive to minimize our environmental impact by cutting energy consumption, reducing emissions, optimizing transports and the environmental impact of our waste, but also developing...

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// July, 2018
Follow us on LinkedIn!
Tecniplast is now on Linkedin! Follow our official Tecniplast page for the latest news, product information and announcements, upcoming tradeshows, seminars, lectures and useful insights. We would be glad to count on you among your followers: keep in touch, click here!

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// June, 2018
LEDDY: the innovative wireless, fully programmable IVC lighting control system for circadian rhythms studies
Since years it is well known how important is the day/night cycle, and how the light can affect animal behavior. For this reason, Tecniplast is pleased to announce the launch of the biggest innovation in the cage lighting control. By combining a red tinted cage with a programmable LED source, LEDDY allows...

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// June, 2018
DVC® AND ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS: NO IMPACT ON MICE BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE
A PRESTIGIOUS SCIENTIFINC PAPER DEMONSTRATES THE ABSENCE OF ANY IMPACT ON MICE BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE DUE TO LOW FREQUENCY EMF EXPOSURE. A recently developed Electromagnetic based technology capable to monitor mice activity in their home cage named Digital Ventilated Cage, (DVC®; Tecniplast S.p.A....

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// June, 2018
TECNIPLAST OBTAINED THE LATEST GENERATION OF CERTIFICATION ISO 9001:2015
We are proud to inform all our customers that Tecniplast is the first company in the Lab Animal Industry to obtain the ISO 9001:2015 Certification . We would like to understand better what it means, how much it differs from the old ISO 9001:2008 certification and what are the added values for our final customers....

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// May, 2018
A standing ovation for our DVC® from the scientific press!
DVC® proves itself to be effective in identifying mouse cages with patterns of high activity levels, signaling possible aggression incidences, thus potentially allowing for early intervention and consequently improving animal welfare An interesting article entitled “Effect of Environmental...

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// May, 2018
GYM500 Running Wheel: Tecniplast new enrichment specifically designed to promote mice voluntary activity in IVCs
Tecniplast is glad to announce the availability of GYM500 activity wheel , becoming part of the enrichment “Amousement Portfolio”. As stated in most guidelines and directives for use of laboratory animals, environmental enrichments increase not only physical activity, but also the...

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// April, 2018
Tecniplast Australia Animal Welfare Symposium - May11, 2018
The Tecniplast Australia Animal Welfare Symposium is a collaborative educational event that is run annually in partnership with ANZLAA. This thought provoking Symposium provides an opportunity for the lab animal community to learn about the latest initiatives and consideration to promote the wellbeing of...

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// April, 2018
Tecniplast Interceptor System and ScanClime Air Handling Unit
An interesting paper ( http://www.scanbur.com/housing-ventilation/ventilation/interceptor/ ) titled “Validation of the use of Interceptors in ScanClime” has been published.   The study confirms that Tecniplast Interceptor system, being able to detect more agents than traditional bedding...

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// April, 2018
Clima Flow is the NEW Tecniplast IVC Air Handling Unit with humidity control
Featuring an accurate regulation and maintenance of the intra-cage air parameters, Clima Flow AHU guarantees animal welfare through an increased consistency of environmental conditions for cage inhabitants, making for more reliable research outcomes. Clima Flow treats the minor volume of air strictly needed by...

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// February, 2018
HEALTH MONITORING SEMINAR IN MUNICH , GERMANY - TUESDAY 20 MARCH 2018
We are more than pleased to inform you that Tecniplast Interceptors system and its interesting recent scientific resultswill be presented during a dedicated Seminar on Health Monitoring organized by Charles River at the DZNE (German center for neurodegenerative Diseases), Munich on March 20th. During the...

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// January, 2018
“PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES” TTC 2018 COURSE
After a successful year and more than 100 participants, we are proud to present the Tecniplast Training Center 2018 Course! Join us on May 3-4 for the “Products and Processes” course to get a comprehensive overview on the needs of a modern Vivarium and on Tecniplast products. The program, which...

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// December, 2017
Tecniplast at the  Charles River Conference in Montpellier December 8th, 2017
The Charles River Conference includes a varied scientific program covering topics on better regulation, work outside of ASPA, monitoring animal welfare, and the 3Rs. In addition to the scientific program, attendees have the chance to view a range of poster presentations. Tecniplast together with Charles River...

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// November, 2017
Tecniplast at the Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) Annual Conference together with Charles River- 28-30 November 2017 – Birmingham, UK
The LASA Annual Conference features a comprehensive scientific programme covering different topics such as better regulation, working outside of ASPA, monitoring animal welfare, and the 3Rs. In addition to the scientific programme, attendees have the chance to view a range of poster presentations....

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// October, 2017
DVC® technology at the recent Aalas Conference
During the recent Aalas conference has been presented an interesting Seminar titled:  Innovative Frontiers in Automated Rodent Home Cage Behavioral Monitoring and Animal Welfare . It was part of the category Imagine, Invent, Improve, Inspire: Innovations in Laboratory Animal Care which was the Aalas...

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// October, 2017
Tecniplast DVC talks to AniBio software from NorayBio
Tecniplast & NorayBio are pleased to announce the successful integration of NorayBio’s AniBio  Animal Management System with Tecniplast DVC System. Both companies will present this integration at next AALAS International meeting that will be held in Austin (Texas) October 16th-18th. The...

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// September, 2017
Tecniplast and IWT new websites
We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed websites are live! The two sites new graphical identity, developed in cooperation with an important Milan Design Agency, feature user-friendly navigation and improved appeal, to convey what Tecniplast is today: an international and modern world class...

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// June, 2017
Validation process of  a Prototype Plenum Attachment to be used in conjunction with the  Interceptor filter for EAD-PCR testing in an IVC System with Centralized Ventilation
An interesting poster has been presented at the recent CALAS Conference in CANADA. The poster, authored byLise Phaneuf* & Brianna Attanasio*, describes the validation process ofa Prototype Plenum Attachment to be used in conjunction with theInterceptor filter** for EAD-PCR testing in an IVC System...

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// June, 2017
Are you interested in how to greatly improve the detection of infectious agents in IVC caging?
Join Charles River’s Complimentary Webinar entitled “A Paradigm Shift in Today’s Health Monitoring” on Wednesday, 21 June, 2017, at 2:00 PM BST/3:00 PM CEST. Gianpaolo Milite, Veterinary Consultant of Tecniplast, will join Charles River’s diagnostics expert Stephanie Durand for...

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// April, 2017
6th Egnaton Conference in Berlin, May 23-24
The Egnaton Conference aims to share sustainable European laboratory technologies, with a 2-day presentation focusing on: Life cycle reduced costs, extended life cycles, and smaller insurance premiums Real estate value increase, highr productivity Laboratory technology image enhancement Reduced...

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// March, 2017
The 8th European Charles River Short Course on Laboratory Animal Science, March 2017, Berlin, Germany
Charles River will host the 8th European Short Course on Laboratory Animal Science in Berlin, Germany from the 22nd to the 24th of March 2017. The Short Course is designed to inform the biomedical research community of current trends and technological advances in our ever-changing industry and offers a variety of...

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// March, 2017
Tecniplast and Charles River: together for Sentinel-Free Health Monitoring promotion
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 Interceptor (patent pending), collects dust particles...

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// February, 2017
The Senate of the Max Planck Society has adopted a declaration of principle (White Paper) on the subject of  'Animal Experiments in Basic Research'
The White Paper https://www.mpg.de/10882259/MPG_Whitepaper.pdfemphasizes the indispensability of animal research but also acknowledges the special responsibility of each individual scientist for the animals used in research and the ethical issues associated with experiments carried out on sentient beings. The...

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// February, 2017
THE #61 ISSUE OF
From today the latest edition of our Panorama Newsletter is available online: enjoy your reading! Click here to read Panorama #61

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// January, 2017
TTC 2017 training program: WE MATCH YOUR NEEDS SHARING OUR KNOWLEDGE WITH YOU!
After a successful year, 2 sold-out courses and extremely positive feedbacks from attendees, we are pleased to present the Tecniplast Training Center 2017 program! Our goal is to provide extensive education opportunities and hands-on sessions, in order to develop and refine best practices on the use of our...

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