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Microisolator cage type IVS PC for rats

Microisolator cage type IVS PC for rats

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Polycarbonate cage with wire lid and filtertop, for rats kept during the experiments and procedures. A simple alternative to the complex barrier room system by creating the barrier at a cage level.

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Microisolator cage type IVS PC for rats

Applications of UNO filtertop cages:

  1. To protect animals during transport: by placing a filtertop on the animal cages during any kind of transport, the animals can be protected against contamination from the outside environment.
  2. To create a micro isolator: the cage and filtertop unit can be regarded as a microisolator in which animals can be held permanently. It is a simple alternative to the complex barrier room system creating the barrier at cage level.

Microisolator cage adventages

  • No cross contamination from animals of different species in the same room;
  • Cages can be moved safely from the LF bench to other areas (controlled or not controlled) because the isolation stays intact;
  • Infection from personnel is no longer possible;
  • Different species can be studied in the same room if necessary;
  • Experimental infection with different microbes can be studied in the same room.

The maximum permissible number of rats during experiments in a cage depends on their body weight:

  • up to 200 g – 7 pcs
  • 200 g to 300 g – 5 pcs
  • 300 g to 400 g – 4 pcs
  • 400 g to 600 g – 3 pcs
  • above 600 g – 2 pcs

Cage type IVS

  • Material: polycarbonate , transparent
  • Height: 208 mm
  • Dimensions – bottom: 439 x 319 mm ( length x width)
  • Floor area: 1 400 cm2
  • Weight: 1 910 g

Wire lid

  • The dividing plate in the feeder is part of the lid
  • Hangs on the rims of the cage - no retainers are necessarry
  • Materials: stainless steel

Filtertop

  • Material: polycarbonate, transparent
  • Replaceable filtersheet included, made of polyester

Sterilization

All parts of the microisolator cage can be repeatedly sterilized in a steam autoclave at 120 ºC for 20 minutes.
Filtersheet has to be replaced after approx. 10 sterylization cycles because of wear.