Microisolator cage type IVS - set

Code MSIVSset
Microisolator cages protect animals against contamination from the outside environment. Filtertops enable use these cages as a microisolators in which animals can be held permanently. It is a simple alternative to the complex barrier room system creating the barrier at cage level.
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Cage designed for mice for housing during experiments and breeding. Product meets international rules and guidlines in the field of animal welfare, especially requirements of the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 2010/63/EC in this range.

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.

Cage type IVS

  • Material: polycarbonate , transparent
  • 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


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

Learn more about the guidelines for the number of animals that can be kept in cages.



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.

Learn more about washing and sterilizing laboratory animal cages.

Standard system components
  • 031200135 / 031200135U Cage type IVS (polycarbonate / polysulphone)
  • 030100273 Wire lid (stainless steel), IVS FK
  • 031200291C Filtertop (polysulphone)
  • Replaceable filtersheet (polyester)
Extend system with following adds-on
  • Drinking bottles 200 ml or 250 ml - polycarbonate
  • Drinking bottles 200 ml or 250 ml - polysulphone
Name product
031200290  Microisolator cage type IVS - set / polycarbonate Get quote
031200290U  Microisolator cage type IVS - set / polysulphone Get quote