42 OCTOBER 2014 ; ALNmag.com
PRODUCTNEWS ; SPOTLIGHT ON TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY
Research protocols may
require dietary manipulation of nutrients to alleviate
a physical condition or
to investigate the mechanisms by which
specific nutrients impact disease states.
Custom purified and grain-based formulations, post-operative and recovery diets,
medicated diets, and custom diets with test compounds added available. Several
preparations are offered including pellets, tablets, powder, dough, gel, and precision
weight pellets, to accommodate a wide variety of research needs.
; Bio-Serv www.bio-serv.com
These facemasks for gas
anesthesia with Isoflurane
are designed to tightly and
flexibly fit various sized
rodents. The optically clear
masks provide access to the eyes and head of
the rodent. These masks provide stability of
the animal for examinations, and they may
be trimmed for custom applications. Designed
specifically for mouse/rat anatomy, they fit snuggly, which means zero leakage and dead
space. The reinforced ports ensure longer product life. The ports swivel 360°.
; World Precision Instruments www.wpiinc.com
A dietary source of soluble fiber is important to maintaining gut and overall health.
Soluble fiber is fermented by gut bacteria resulting in colonization of beneficial
bacteria, gut barrier function, decreased
gut inflammation, and large gut size and
weight. Addition of soluble fiber to every
purified ingredient diet is not necessary;
however, its presence or absence can affect
the phenotype of your lab animal.
;Research Diets www.researchdiets.com
Housing with Enrichment
The Intellicage® for behavioral research
exposes animals to physical and mental
tasks such as running wheels, suspended
body weight sensors disguised as optically
darkened tubes, and operant walls for reward
based tasks such as nose-poke, light recognition,
levers, and lickometers. Usage of the operant wall or running wheels can be programmed conditionally to reward in the software.
; TSE Systems www.tse-systems.com
The Scrub Max
Mop is a thick
abrasive pad that
for breaking up
tough contamination in heavily soiled areas. Used in
some of the top facilities in the country, this lightweight
mop provides a full range of motion and was designed
for reaching awkward areas. The low-profile design was
designed for accessing soiled areas under equipment
and cages. The Scrub Max Mop can be used with various Contec handles.
; Contec www.contecinc.com
The Torch TM
effective, simple, and affordable portable UV
Disinfection System for rooms.
The Torch utilizes UVC light to
reduce organisms with simplicity
and reliability. Stainless steel
construction and large casters
provide a long lasting device
that is easy to maneuver. To
use: place in room, plug in,
hook up to controller, close door, turn on.
; ClorDiSys Solutions
This rodent enrichment
toy is made of autoclavable Udel® polysul-fone and available
in two transparent
which provides visibility of the
animals inside. It features a unique club house look
with wood grain molded into the sides and whimsical
“Cats Keep Out!” sign.
;Alternative Design Manufacturing & Supply