Allentown's IVC Systems - why they are distinguished and why are so good?

Allentown's IVC Systems - why they are distinguished and why are so good?


Check that the Allentown's IVC racks meet standards air velocity, noise and vibration. See benefits which gives patented air flow at the cage level.

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Allentown's IVC Systems - why they are distinguished and why are so good?

US manufacturer of animal facility solutions Allentown sells equpiment for animal facility since 1968. In the last 30 years has installed over 20 000 IVC racks that have been and are used for the breeding of more than 12 000 000 laboratory animals.

What distinguishes Allentown?

First of all, striving to continuously optimize their systems by raising the standards of biosecurity, resulting in cheaper operating costs for customers.

What Allentown is the most famous?

Allentown world's first used polysulfone (PSU) for the production cages for laboratory rodents. As a result, polysulfone spread as a very durable material - resistant to thousands of washing and autoclaving cycles. PSU cages save customers frequent replacement costs of cages made of less resistant materials. With proper usage PSU cages can be use continuously for 6-8 years.

Allentown introduced  in the design of IVC racks innovation on a large scale involving the use of air flow at the cage level (ACL). Air is forced through a special, stainless steel diffuser. With a few diffuser holes air is uniformly dispersed over the entire width of the cage bottom.
Such a solution is effective for:

  1. dry bedding
  2. effectively reduce the level of ammonia and carbon dioxide
  3. stop the formation of dead spots, where does not reach the air in a cage
  4. use no more than 60 air changes per hour (max. 60 ACH) on IVC

Allentown is not just a product, but an effective solution adjusted to the requirements of science.

IVC racks meet all of the scientific community guidelines for air flow and number of air changes, vibration and noise, as well as the parameters of ammonia and CO2 in the cages.

Velocity and air flow

Innovative solution of air flow at the cage level is efficient and causes the amount of air changes max. 50-60 ACH depending on the type of system Allentown IVC. Independent research institution TUV confirmed that:

  • air velocity is in accordance with the guidelines TIZ-BIFO and is less than 0.2 m / s.


  • ventilation at the cage level affect the drying of bedding and reduce the concentration of ammonia and CO2

  • the air is effectively dispersed to the entire surface of cage bottom without causing a "dispatch" by using a matched, stainless steel diffuser made equpied with special holes distracting inlet air

  • 50 air changes per hour (ACH) is sufficient for proper air delivery for animals. Greater IVC racks operates at a maximum of 60 ACH.
    no more ACH = no more energy = cheap operating costs.


The noise of blowers in Allentown's IVC

Currently Allentown equips his blowers in very quiet engines ECM. So that the noise level in the single IVC racks is 20 dB, whereas in the few-rack-systems not exceed 50 dB.


The maximum noise level in EcoFlo units:

  • 20 dB - blower mounted on rack (only for 1 singlesided rack)
  • 48 dB - tower blower (for 4 singlesided racks or 2 doublesided racks).

Listen EcoFlo:

Vibrations of IVC rack Allentown?

EcoFlo blower units in Allentown IVC racks generate vibrations indistinguishable from the surrounding environment. The vibration level has been tested in the IBM laboratory and was estimated at 0.006 - 0.030 g transmitted to the bottoms of cages in IVC racks. It should be noted that the vibration of the surrounding environment (at rest) are 0.004 - 0.020 g. In this regard, the vibrations Allentown IVC racks do not have any substantial effect on animal welfare.


All Allentowns blower units are equipped with pre-filters, final-filters and main HEPA H14, retaining 99.995% of particles of allergens as small as 0.3 microns.

HEPA14 filters installed in IVC racks, transfer stations and bedding disposal stations safe animal facility staff to effectively protect against allergens.

What else?

IVC racks manufactured by Allentown meet all norms of airflow, noise, vibration and allergens. Thanks to an innovative solution of air flow at the cage level and the optimized design Allentown guarantee better protection for animals and animal facility staff.

We invite you to contact us and arrange a free presentation about Allentown systems. We will answer all your questions.


Allentown IVCs work. They provide exceptional environments for animals and lab personnel alike, are well built, fairly priced, and are backed by the best customer service in the industry.

Past 20 years of Allentown installations - 12 000 000 housed animals - with at least 6 000 000 pups delivered and weaned.

Check Allentown's installations in over 150 research institutes, biopharmaceutical companies and universities all over the world:

Poland    USA    Canada    Germany     Great Britain

France    Holland    Italy    Romania    Sweden

Switzerland    Saudi Arabia    Japan    Sinagapore




  • Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie
  • Centrum Onkologii Instytut im. Marii Sklodowskiej-Curie Memorial Oddział w Gliwicach
  • Uniwersytet Medyczny w Gdańsku
  • Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu
  • Instytut Farmakologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk w Krakowie
  • Państwowy Instytut Weterynaryjny - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy w Puławach
  • Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie
  • Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych, Ośrodek Radioizotopów POLATOM w Otwocku



  • Abbott Labs
  • Albany Medical Center
  • Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Alnylam
  • Amgen
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Biomeasure Incorporated
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Case Western University
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Charles River
  • Children's Hospital at Columbus
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Childrens Hospital of Pennsylvania
  • Christopher Newport University
  • City of Hope
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Deaconess Medical Center
  • Department of Veteran Affairs State
  • Exelixis
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Genentech
  • Harvard University
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Loma Linda University
  • Lousianna State University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mayo Foundation
  • McGill University
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Memphis Bioworks Foundation
  • Montreal Neurological Institute
  • Morehouse School of Medicine Institute
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Nathan Kline Institute
  • National Institutes of Health
  • North Shore Health System
  • Northwestern University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pfizer
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Purdue University
  • Rockefeller University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • San Diego University of Prince Edward Island
  • Scott & White Hospital
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Sigma Aldrich
  • South West Medical Center
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • St. Lousi University
  • Syracuse Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • The Salk Institute
  • The Wistar Institute
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Trudeau Institute
  • Tulane University
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Connecticut Health Center
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Miami
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of New York
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • University of Washington
  • VA Medical Center
  • Venenum Biodesign
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington State University
  • West Virginia University
  • Yale University



  • Carleton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • MISPRO Biotech Services
  • Montreal University Hospital
  • Royal Ottawa Healthcare Group
  • St Michael's Hospital Toronto
  • St. Boniface Hospital
  • Sunnybrook and Women's Hospital
  • TransBIOtech
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Western Ontario



  • MHH Hannover Medical School
  • Schering Pharmaceutical
  • University of Aachen


Great Britain

  • Cardiff University
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Imperial College London
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Royal Free Hospital London
  • Takada Cambridge Limited
  • University College London
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Ulster
  • University of York



  • Genople
  • Inserm
  • Institut Pasteur
  • Pierre and Marie Curie University
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Universite Versailles Saint Quentin



  • University Utrecht



  • Instituto de Medicina
  • Instituto Oncologico Veneto



  • IBPC Bucuresti



  • Linköpings Universitet
  • Skanska




  • Hoffman LaRoche
  • Novartis


Saudi Arabia

  • King Saud University



  • Hokkaido University
  • Reiken Institute



  • National University of Singapore
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