Focus on Research

Why go through the hassle of building and managing a vivarium when you could be allocating precious time and funding to your research? By outsourcing the vivarium component of your research, you are eliminating the standard costs associated to building infrastructure such as equipment, personnel, training, and management.

From small or start-up companies that realize the value in focusing on their research and partnering with an industry expert to manage day-to-day vivarium functions, to academic institutions that have either outgrown their existing space or are looking to expand their research footprint without further building their infrastructure, our vivarium services are the ideal solution.

Options and Space

There are multiple options available depending on your study requirements. Vivarium suites are available for short and long-term durations. The suites can be privately occupied or shared with other partners as a low-cost solution for start-up or pilot research projects.

Private rooms range from 125-250 square feet and come with multiple features that include holding and procedure rooms attached or adjacent to each room. Each holding room has the capacity for 176-352 mouse cages and 80-160 rat cages that are housed in Innovive® irradiated individually ventilated disposable cages (IVC). All rooms, excluding shared ones, can be converted to one of several configurations, according to your needs.

Shared Rooms

There are multiple options available depending on your study requirements. Vivarium suites are available for short- and long-term durations. The suites can be privately occupied or shared with other partners as a low-cost solution for start-up or pilot research projects.

  • Rental Options: Rentals are per row only, with each row accommodating up to eight mice or five rat cages each.

  • Minimum Lease Duration: Three Months

Dedicated Animal Holding Rooms

These standard, private-lease rooms are ideal for clients looking to conduct short- and long-term studies requiring extra space and autonomy. Each room is equipped with one Innovive® ventilated rack and a biosafety cabinet.

  • Size Options: 125 sq. ft. | 220 sq. ft. | 250 sq. ft.

  • Rack Capability: Up to two* Expansion Innovive® Racks (1-176 cages each)

  • Minimum Lease Duration: Six Months

* Total rack capabilities are based on room size.

Dedicated Procedure Rooms

These standard private-lease rooms are ideal for clients looking for procedure space to conduct short- and long-term studies requiring autonomy. Each room is equipped with stainless steel bench space and a biosafety cabinet.

  • Size Options: 125 sq. ft. | 220 sq. ft. | 250 sq. ft.

  • Minimum Lease Duration: Six Months

Dedicated animal room can be converted to dedicated procedure room for clients looking to conduct short- and long-term studies requiring extra space and autonomy.

Animal Holding with Procedure Room

These rooms are able to accommodate animal holding and procedure space and contain a double-sided Innovive® Rack capable of holding up to 176 cages. These rooms are equipped with stainless steel bench space, and a biosafety cabinet.

  • Size: 220 sq. ft.

  • Rack Capability: Up to two Expansion Innovive® Racks (1-176 cages each)

  • Minimum Lease Duration: Six Months

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Additional Options

Shared Procedure Rooms

Shared procedure rooms can be secured in two hour blocks and come equipped with a biosafety cabinet, a countertop with or without a sink, and a stainless steel work table. There are various equipment setup configurations to choose from, depending on which room you select.

Large Rooms

For clients seeking the most space available, our large rooms can be converted to either a procedural or an animal holding room capable of accomodating three Innovive® ventilated racks. Depending on configuration, large rooms can be equipped with stainless steel bench space, and a biosafety cabinet or ventialed change station.

  • Size: 250 sq. ft. | 290 sq. ft. (South San Francisco only)

  • Rack Capability: Up to three Expansion Innovive® Racks (1-176 cages each)*

  • Minimum Lease Duration: Six Months

* Available only in an animal holding room configuration.

Supplemental Equipment and Technical Services

Using CRADL™ gives you access to supplemental equipment and technical services to further enhance your research capabilities. Our online scheduling portal provides flexibility and customization to meet your specific requirements.

Item

Description

Additional or Complimentary

Veterinary Support

Veterinary oversight is continuously maintained to ensure the health and welfare of all animals in the CRADL™ facility.

Complimentary

Technical Services

Experts are available to perform technical procedures such as dosing, bleeding, euthanasia for necropsy, sample labeling, and assistance in anesthesia monitoring. Additional general husbandry support is available to assist vivarium functions such as breeding or weaning animals, measuring body weights or tumor growth, animal identification, animal study prep, necropsy/tissue collection, and adding or removing non-standard diets (upon request).

Additional Fee

Value Added Services

Daily oversight to animal care and welfare, 24-hour building security and badge access control, as well as access to SOP/Guidance documents.

Complimentary

Equipment Rental

Access to standard equipment, such as gas anesthesia units, centrifuge, refrigerators, etc., can be rented on an as-needed basis.

Additional Fee

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Standard PPE, including disposable lab coats, gloves, and safety glasses, are provided as part of your vivarium lease.

Complimentary