Operational Benefits

Reduction in Capital Equipment Costs

Because the EasyCage removes the need for washing and autoclaving, facilities can eliminate the capital expenditures necessary to purchase this equipment, as well as the construction costs associated with its installation.

Reduction in Operational Costs

With the requirement for washing and autoclaving removed, facilities can significantly reduce operating costs associated with labor, energy use, and water consumption, all of which leads to greater reductions in the ever-increasing cost of doing research.

Improved Ergonomics

The EasyCage eliminates the types of repetitive motions necessary during cage washing and processing; motions which are frequently associated with RSI (repetitive strain injuries.) The elimination of higher effort operations related to cage washing along with the lighter cage weight and smooth docking operation of the EasyCage improves both staff safety and job satisfaction.

Smooth Docking Operation

Unlike other disposable systems available today, docking and undocking the EasyCage is smooth and easy both sliding in and sliding out. Not only does the EasyCage improve staff ergonomics, it also improves animal well-being with less vibration (a proven stress inducer) when manipulating cages. And, the NexGen cage docking and locking indicator ensures appropriate docking of the cages with the air supply and exhaust ports every time, which is essential to any system designed to support the well being of your research animals.

Animal Welfare Benefits

12 Million Rodents can't be wrong. For over 20 years the Allentown IVC design has been proven through user testimonials and many studies to be the benchmark for controlled micro and macro-environmental conditions in a rodent housing IVC system. As with all of our IVCs, the EasyCage employs Allentown's industry-leading Air at the Cage Level airflow system, which produces lower levels of pressure and ammonia, promotes higher oxygen levels within the cage, reduces leaks and energy consumption, and contributes to positive animal welfare.

ACL - Air at the Cage Level

Low velocity, low-pressure airflow provides less ammonia, higher oxygen levels, reduced leak potential and substantially reduced energy consumption. ACL works with the laws of nature - not against them - to exhaust the heated, dirty air at the top of the cage while providing clean, HEPA filtered air to the bottom of the cage. The natural flow of supply and exhaust allows for less air to be utilized (50 air changes per hour), reducing overall airflow and adding to the energy efficiency of the ACL system.

Microenvironment

Science is on our side: ACL works with the laws of nature; PLUS many scientific papers and testimonials praise Allentown IVCs for providing excellent living and breeding environments for research animals. Research papers from as far back as 20 years ago show that Allentown's ACL method is safe for animals and researchers alike.

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