The design and development of DVC® was driven by two main targets:
- Improve research quality
- streamline facility management
These two goals were even more ambitious since, in order to effectively promote a culture of care, we wanted to collect information and data directly from the home cage, without stressing the animals.
DVC® - Digital Ventilated Cage is the powerful result of our efforts and commitment.
Main benefits are:
- 24/7 monitor food and water availabilities: DVC® embeds special sensors embedded into the lateral runners to check presence of food and water bottle.
- Evaluate bedding condition for standardizing cage conditions, reducing running costs and avoid unnecessary animal handlings.
- 24/7 Detect spontaneous locomotion for a complete and automatic continuous animal welfare check.
- 24/7 Prevent any loss due to unexpected water floods (bottle or AWS).
- Streamline and balance Facility workload: DVC® allows to customize the system according to your needs and SOPs and automatically balance your Vivarium workload to reach its maximum efficiency
- Real time cage tracking system: DVC® features an automatic cage tracking system that in real time collects these data for you: all the information you need for billing purposes are just one click away!