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Lab Animal Vivarium

Engineering Controls for the Animal Laboratory

Animal laboratories are research facilities in which scientists conduct research on animals in order to make discoveries about both human and animal health. Labs can house a wide range of animals for research, including mice, rats, rabbits, primates, dogs, and more. Laboratory animals at the lab are kept inside a vivarium, which is a controlled environment that is intended for housing and raising live creatures for observation and research. Animal laboratories exist both for the purposes of conducting animal research and as a place to breed new animals to be used in future laboratory testing.

Lab Animal Products

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Lab Animal Vivarium

Animal laboratories are research facilities in which scientists conduct research on animals in order to make discoveries about both human and animal health. Labs can house a wide range of animals for research, including mice, rats, rabbits, primates, dogs, and more. Laboratory animals at the lab are kept inside a vivarium, which is a controlled environment that is intended for housing and raising live creatures for observation and research. Animal laboratories exist both for the purposes of conducting animal research and as a place to breed new animals to be used in future laboratory testing.

Every NuAire Animal Laboratory Product can be configured to meet your workflow offering improved productivity while maintaining long-lasting safety.

Testing in animal labs has benefited the public in a myriad of ways. Animals in labs are commonly used to test the effectiveness of medicines, health treatments, medical devices, and vaccines for both humans and animals. They are also regularly used to test out the health and environmental safety of products commonly used in daily life. These products can include cosmetics, cleaning products, agricultural sprays, food additives, and more.

Animal laboratories are staffed by scientists with high-level research degrees -- they are in charge of conducting the experiments with lab animals. The scientists are assisted by animal lab technicians who have experience handling lab equipment and maintaining the lab properly. In animal labs, there is also a dedicated staff charged with taking care of lab animals promoting health and welfare. This staff can include veterinarians, who are responsible for overseeing the animals' health and well-being; veterinary assistants, who assist veterinarians; and animal care technicians, who oversee and maintain the equipment directly related to animal care.

If you work in an animal laboratory, NuAire has a selection of products that can help make your lab safer, cleaner, and more effective while supporting the welfare of your animals. Our animal transfer stations use HEPA filtered airflow for product protection and allergen protection, and they create a vacuum air barrier between the user and the work zone in order to minimize the potential exposure to animal hair, dander, or cage bedding material. You can also use NuAire's Bedding Disposal stations to safely and efficiently dispose of animal cage waste with no risk of exposure to odors, aerosols, or lab animal dander. NuAire also has animal biosafety cabinets, procedural biosafety cabinets, isolation cabinets, and laminar airflow workstations for use in animal labs.

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Animal Transfer Stations

Dual Side Animal Transfer Stations

AllerGard ES

NU-620

The NU-620 employs a “piston of air” design that is configurable with dual-sided access for workflows needing flexibility in tight spaces or single-sided access for workflows prioritizing allergen containment.
Innovive Mouse Animal Transfer Stations

AllerGard ES

NU-620M

The NU-620M uses independent supply and exhaust modules with separate impellers and HEPA filters to create a “Push-Pull” airflow system for a work area specially configured for Innovive™ mouse cages.
Innovive Rat Animal Transfer Stations

AllerGard ES

NU-620R

The NU-620R uses independent supply and exhaust modules with separate impellers and HEPA filters to create a “Push-Pull” airflow system for a work area specially configured for Innovive™ rat cages.

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Biosafety Cabinets

Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinets

LabGard LP

NU-640

The console style NU-640 biological safety cabinet features the tall work access opening needed to work with large cages but in a low-profile configuration designed to fit in vivariums with low ceiling heights.
Class II Type A2

LabGard

NU-677

The NU-677 is tailor-made for work in a vivarium by integrating an NSF-listed 12” (305mm) work access opening for cage access, castors and pull bars for mobility, and height adjustability for user ergonomics.
Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinets

LabGard DA

NU-610

The LabGard NU-610 Pass-Through Biological Safety Cabinet provides Class II protection by creating a barrier between rooms. Bringing new animals into a facility, the NU-610 allows technicians control in handling animals during transfers.

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Animal Refuse Workstation

Class I Animal Refuse Workstation

AllerGard RS

NU-608

AllerGard NU-608 Animal Refuse Workstation
The NU-608 cage dumping station applies the theory of Class I containment to the practice of a Vivarium by integrating a work surface with waste chute into a mobile, efficient, and safe total exhaust cabinet.

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Innovive Small Animal Cages

Application

Innovive Small Animal Cage Changing

The AllerGard NU-S620 Innovive Edition Animal Transfer Station offers ISO Class 4 sterility and protection for valuable research animals, minimizes personnel exposure to allergens and dander, and optimizes the work area for use with Innovive disposable IVC mouse and rat cage systems.

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Animal cage changing process

Application

Small Animal Cage Changing

Transferring research animals from one point to another while handling or changing cages can be a trying task -- maintaining sterility of the animal while preventing your own exposure to animal fur, dander, and used bedding materials is always a concern. This difficult feat has been greatly simplified by NuAire's AllerGard Animal Transfer Station and the LabGard Biological Safety Cabinet/Cage Changing Station.

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Application

Lab Animal Dirty to Clean Pass Through

A Class II dual access biosafety cabinet can be used effectively as a pass-through device to move materials through an animal research facility. The BSC will improve the efficiency of personnel handling material on both sides of the barrier and increases the effectiveness of the barrier itself.

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Related Resources

Ebook

Safe and Effective Research in the Vivarium

Learn safe and practical approaches to working in a rodent animal lab fa¬cility and challenges regarding the health and safety of animal care staff, researchers, and animals they work with.
Webinar

LabGard NU-640 Animal Handling Biosafety Cabinet Product Webinar

In this product webinar, learn how the LabGard NU-640 Animal Handling Class II, Type A2 Biosafety Cabinet can improve your vivarium facilities workflow while maintaining personnel, product, and environmental protection.
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