Water can be teaming with bacteria, viruses and particulate that can sicken animals when ingested and forfeit the viability of research. While municipalities process water before it reaches the tap, the quality of processing can differ by location and time of year, which creates variability. Controlling purity by arresting contaminants through filtration is highly effective in producing healthy drinking water.
The Hydropac® AWS-2500 Pouch Machine delivers high quality animal water pouches time after time. It has been designed so the operator can run a quick and easy test to verify the quality of the pouches that will be run during production. Using this test and taking a few moments to inspect the results is a best practice proven to lead to consistently great Hydropac pouches.
Microbial growth in drinking water is nearly impossible to completely overcome, but it can be controlled. This Now Newsletter article provides insight into how to keep bacterial colonization in check within a water delivery system.
The Hydropac silicone patch is a self-sealing patch engineered to facilitate liquid injection of chemicals or drugs compatible with the Hydropac pouch and valve.
The DAS-8001 Console System reads animal data transmitted by BMDS radio frequency identification transponders. Telemetry received from the transponders can include animal identification and subject temperature data.
One of the many benefits of using the Hydropac pouch for individual cage watering is the ability to store greater volumes of ready to use animal watering in less space. Up to 30 flexible and compact filled water pouches can be stored in polypropylene tote containers while maintaining water quality. Each translucent tote container can be securely stacked to provide...
Watchdog EX performs its competencies in a contemporary cloud-based platform that eliminates the need for local networks, VPNs and server boxes while providing automatic updates, future 3rd party integration, and hardened data security backed by Amazon Web Services. All of this is delivered through a mobile friendly interface that’s simplified and responsive, giving authorized users 24/7 on-demand access to the system.
The IMI-400 and IMI-500 are RFID-based Implantable Micro Identification Transponders™ that automate animal identification for improved data gathering, recording, and validation.
To eliminate the gap between pipe lengths, a rubber seal may be used to bridge the pipe - removing the dead spaces in between. Edstrom Clean Joint™ piping systems apply this principle to inhibit biofilm growth. Clean joint connections utilize an L-shaped rubber seal between pipes to provide a smooth internal profile.
Many biomedical facilities have chosen to employ Continuous Dosing of acidified or chlorinated water to moderate pathogenic organisms, promoting better animal health and research integrity.