Accurate record-keeping is required by the IACUC, USDA, and AALAC, and cost accounting is critical for the efficient and cost-effective operation of an animal research facility and the recovery of costs through fees for services.
Hand-counting is not only the most labor-intense task but is highly susceptible to human error. Mistakes like this could impact budget projections, per-diem calculations, allocation of resources, and workflow.
The digital ventilated caging system (DVC®) provides accurate cage census, cage tracking & reporting, and real-time rack occupancy without the cost of manual counting. You can track cages assigned to studies or specific protocols, improve the operations workflow, cost control, billing, invoicing, and reporting.
DVC® Installed base: More than 25,000 digital cages at more than 50 customers worldwide. For more references directly from DVC® customers, visit 2019 Digital Vivarium Forum