Smart IVC racks

IVC Rack Systems

A Unique Individually Ventilated Cage Rack System (IVC)

The unique IVC rack systems provides the highest animal density with following features;

    • No smell
    • No noise
    • No ultrasound
    • No vibration
    • Allergen free
    • Maintenance free
    • Motor free technology

Exclusive distributor

3at-bio is the exclusive distributor for the ACS unique IVC rack systems in Europe.

Highest Caging Density in the Industry

Optimize your facility space with the highest caging density available

ACS® lean manufacturing and environmentally aware processes bring you efficiency, flexibility, and green-energy saving.

The ACS IVC rack system, is simply the system of the future because it has all the advantages of an IVC but without the well-known disadvantages such as 24/7 power consumption (not really desirable these days), expensive maintenance, vibrations, ultrasound and more.
It is a very special experience to enter a facility where you smell nothing and hear nothing. This system means much less disturbance to the animals while the ventilation is simply superior to conventional IVC. As a result, “breeding” goes very well in these cages. We even have an application where you hardly have to disturb litters with puppies.

Another advantage is that you can store almost twice as many cages per square meter, which saves space or saves costs. To get an idea of the space savings, we can supply you a drawing of your room with the required number of racks (and cages).

Products

Mice Housing

  • Optimice® Rack System
  • SMART Systeem
  • Optirat® GenII System (also suitable for mice)
  • Optirat® Plus System (also suitable for mice)

Rats Housing

  • Optirat® GenII System
  • Optirat® Plus System
  • Smart IVC Racks
  • Smart IVC rack

The Optimice® IVC System

Small footprint and higher density housing

The Optimice® IVC rack system features an exceptionally small footprint and the highest density housing, the highest in the industry. Animals are fully protected in our cages, and odors and allergens are contained.
Our unique carousel design is based on our patented direct exhaust ventilation technology, free from motors, noise, and vibration. This original technology creates a low-stress, non-variable environment, ideal for housing and breeding laboratory mice and delicate strains.

Optimice® mouse IVC cages are easy to change, clean and maintain. They have internal, external water bottles, water bag and auto-water options. The Blockparty option allows up to 10 Optimice cages to connect to each other by use of horizontal connecting tubes which allow mice and other small rodents to compartmentalize their space for routine behaviors by increasing cage area up to tenfold. A variety of accessories are available to accommodate various experiments and increase animal welfare.
This unique mouse rack is trusted by scientists, veterinarians, managers, and technicians worldwide for its proven ability to optimize research while protecting caretakers and providing an ideal microenvironment for the mice.
100 cages on 1 square meter.

SMART IVC System for Mouse

20 cages on this rack designed for experiments and observation.

The SMART System is an IVC rack system that offers 10 heated mouse cage stations with heated comfort under a portion of the cage floor.

The mice thermoneutral zone is between 26 and 34 degrees Celsius; however typical housing rooms are kept between 21 and 26 °C. Cold-stressed mice in any rodent cage develop dramatic changes in physiology, behavior, and immune function and skew experimental results. Robust mice cope by using nesting material, but many mice benefit from having thermal support. Utilize secondary technology using USB ports with each unit.

The SMART System IVC rack system is based on our patented direct exhaust ventilation technology, free from motors, noise, and vibration. This original technology creates a low-stress, non-variable environment, ideal for housing and breeding research mice and delicate strains.
Animals are fully protected in our cages, and odors and allergens are contained.
This most unique mouse rack is trusted by scientists, veterinarians, managers, and technicians worldwide for its proven ability to optimize research while protecting caretakers and providing an ideal microenvironment for the mice.

Optirat® GenII System

Free from motors, noise and vibration

Low-stress, non-variable environment, ideal for housing and breeding laboratory rodents such as rats, mice, and other rodents.
Optirat® GenII Laboratory Rodent Cages have internal water bottles that can be mounted at three different levels to accommodate laboratory rodents of various sizes. A variety of accessories are available to accommodate various experiments and increase animal welfare.

The unique carousel design is based on our patented direct exhaust ventilation technology, free from motors, noise, and vibration. This original technology creates a low-stress, non-variable environment, ideal for housing and breeding laboratory rodents such as rats, mice, and other rodents.

Optirat® Plus System

Unique IVC Rack

Optirat® Plus Laboratory Rodent Cages are among the tallest in the industry and allow rats to perform natural behaviors and postures. The optional mezzanine shelf increases cage capacity and adds cage complexity. The feeder can be mounted at the front or the side for increased visibility. A variety of accessories are available to accommodate various experiments and increase animal welfare. External water bottles or auto-water options are available.

This unique IVC rack is trusted by scientists, veterinarians, managers, and technicians worldwide for its proven ability to optimize research while protecting caretakers and providing an ideal microenvironment for the rats and other rodents.
30 cages per rack.

Number of cages per IVC rack / cage floor area and height

Optimice® Rack System: 100 mouse cages 484 cm2  /  15.5 cm
Smart Monitoring system 20 cages :  10 heated mouse cages  484 cm2  /  15.5 cm
 Optirat® GenII System:  42 rat cages   871 cm/  20.5 cm
Optirat® Plus System: 30 rat cages 1181 cm2 / 25,4 cm
1574 cm2 with mezzanine

DOCUMENTATION on the various IVC Rack Systems

Technical sheet — Optimice IVC Rack System

Technical sheet – SMART Monitoring System

Technical sheet – Optirat GenII IVC Rack System

Technical Sheet – Optirat Plus IVC Rack System

Available products & ingredients

All certified irradiated

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