IVC - Individually Ventilated Caging System

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IVC - Individually Ventilated Caging System

Orchid’s IVC system not only ensures high biological safety for laboratory animals and scientists but also matches the at-par level of compliance for safety, animal welfare, and ergonomics.

Model-US-Y-UV

Ventilator unit fitted with UV-C light for disinfection of the exhaust air coming from the cages before releasing it to the environment*

*Patent Pending

IVC Cages for Mice, Rat and Guinea Pig

cage

ERGONOMICS

  • Quick finger touch swing type locks enabling quick locking and unlocking at the same time giving safe locking.
  • Card holder fitting on the edge gives visibility of the animal inside the cage
  • External self-centering water bottle enabling quick bottle change without removing cage.
  • Snap fit filter holder enabling easy removal of filter.
  • Excellent lid stacking without damaging cage locks.
  • Cages are made of polysulfone polymer with transparency enough to reveal the contents inside.
  • Symmetrical cage bottom from both end without any projections inside.
  • All components of Cages like Cage lid, Tray, Lock, Filter plates and bottle are made of polysulfone material, air tight spring-loaded air inlet, air outlet and bottle inlet valves made of silicon material, ensure no air leakage and can withstand repeated sterilization at
    121 ͦ c
  • Silicone compression seal in the lid ensuring complete seal around the cage.

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ANIMAL WELFARE

  • No direct air drift at animal level, air inlet and outlet at the top level ensures less animal stress and heat loss
  • Animal velocity within the cage at animal level not more than 0.2m/sec
  • Wider 0.2μ Passive filter of 99.9% efficiency on cage lid ensuring animal safety in power failure or cage is off the rack for long time without compromising the protection

SAFETY

  • Air tight spring-loaded air inlet, air outlet and bottle inlet valves ensure no air leakage
  • Silicone compression seal in the lid ensuring complete seal around the cage
  • S.S 304 grill without any sharp edges & v shapes points.

Ventilator


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ERGONOMICS

  • Light weight easy to move system with Touch screen display at eye level.
  • Separate indicators on the control panel for indication of Parameters out of range, Supply HEPA filter change and exhaust HEPA filter change.
  • Washable pre filters on supply & exhaust side with easy access for routine cleaning.
  • Easily settable ACH from range of 50 – 100 ACH (±5)


ANIMAL WELFARE

  • Stand-alone separate Ventilator gives less vibrations and noise level to cage level
  • Continuous monitoring of Temperature, % RH and provision to set limits
  • Mobile messaging system for error logs enabling user to take immediate action to protect animals*
  • Multiple ventilator connectivity and control from computer or mobile through Ethernet port.
  • Parameters like ACH, number of cages & pressure modes can be easily set & monitored.
  • Positive or Negative pressure modes can be set from the control panel.
  • Data logs download on the computer through Ethernet port.
  • Noise Level generated by the system is less than 50 db.
  • Unit is fitted with 4 castor wheel (2 with brakes)


ECONOMICS

  • Low power consumption and less maintenance blowers
  • Stand-alone Ventilator Unit can be connected to 4 single sided racks or 2 double sided racks.
  • Both supply & exhaust air streams are HEPA filtered.
  • HEPA filters are DOP tested for efficiency of 99.99% for 0.3 μ particles
  • Display has standby screen or night mode to avoid disturbance to animals


COMPLIANCE

  • Two level password protected system ensuring restricted access
  • Auto data logging of parameters
  • Error logs for parameters out of upper and lower limits set

Orchid’s IVC Racking offers complete flexibility to meet any laboratory design. Fully mobile racks are available in a wide range of cage capacities and in addition to that further racks can be added at any time to the existing Ventilator Unit.

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  • Cage holding rails fitted with visual docking indicators to ensuring proper fitting of cage*
  • Spring loaded non rupture air supply and exhaust valve
  • Air supply and exhaust valves designed to prevent entry within the inner cage environment avoiding any cross contamination
  • Press fit air supply and exhaust valve allows easy removal for cleaning purpose
  • Racks is fitted with common rail for easy loading, removal & locking of cage in the rack providing proper cage alignment and avoiding any air leakage from any of the vents.
    (*Optional)

Orchid’s IVC system is designed by taking into consideration airflow pattern, uniform air distribution, air velocities at animal level and differential pressure.

Cage design is optimized by CFD analysis for ensuring the uniform air distribution without any dead spot in the cage.

Further system is tested for various parameters ensuring that product delivered performs to the highest level of biological safety at the same time ensuring animal welfare.

1. Air velocity at animal level.
2. Sound level.
3. Vibrations within the cage.
4. Air leakage through silicon gasket using smoke test.
5. Smoke recovery test.
(*Optional)

IVC CAGE

Model Floor Space Approx.(sq.cm) Species Free Height (cm) Over all Cage
Size
(L x W X H) in
mm (± 10 mm)
Material of construction Components Included
US 300 360 Mice 13(±0.5) 366x160x180 Polysulfone/Polyetherimide
  • Cage base
  • Cage Lid with silicon gasket
  • Filter retainer plate
  • Card holder
  • Passive filter of 0.2μ
  • stainless steel grill
  • water bottle of 250 ml
US 500 500 Mice 13.5(±0.5) 394x199x175 Polysulfone/ Polyetherimide
  • Cage base
  • Cage Lid with silicon gasket
  • Filter retainer plate
  • Card holder
  • Passive filter of 0.2μ
  • stainless steel grill
  • water bottle of 300 ml
US 530 530 Mice 14 (±0.5) 394x198x185 Polysulfone/ Polyetherimide
  • Cage base
  • Cage Lid with silicon gasket
  • Filter retainer plate
  • Card holder
  • Passive filter of 0.2μ
  • stainless steel grill
  • water bottle of 300 ml
US 530-CT 530 Mice 14 (±0.5) 396x214x192 Polysulfone/ Polyetherimide
  • Cage base
  • Cage Lid
  • Filter retainer plate
  • Card holder
  • Passive filter of 0.2μ
  • stainless steel grill provided with nylon gasket on the periphery for sealing between cage lid & cage base
  • water bottle of 300 ml
US 900 925 Rat 19(±0.5) 436x275x235 Polysulfone/ Polyetherimide
  • Cage base
  • Cage Lid with silicon gasket
  • Filter retainer plate
  • Card holder
  • Passive filter of 0.2μ
  • stainless steel grill
  • water bottle of 500 ml
US 900-GP 925 Guinea pig 19(±0.5) 436x275x235 Polysulfone/ Polyetherimide
  • Cage base
  • Cage Lid with silicon gasket
  • Filter retainer plate
  • Card holder
  • Passive filter of 0.2μ
  • stainless steel grill
  • SS304 feed hoper
  • water bottle of 500 ml

Ventilator:

Model Material of construction Components Included Over All Dimensions-LxWxH in mm (+/- 10mm)
US-Y High Grade Plastic & Stainless steel 304 panel, with 7" touch screen display

Power Requirement:
220-240V, 50 Hz, 350
watts.
  • Ventilator unit
  • Flexible hose pipe
  • Silicon end caps
  • Supply & exhaust HEPA Filter, Supply & exhaust prefilter with castor wheels
  • Ethernet port for data download and communication with computer
  • Exhaust pipe for connecting with room’s exhaust system.
380 x 595 x1550
US-Y-UV High Grade Plastic & Stainless steel 304 panel, with 7" touch screen display

Power Requirement:
220-240V, 50 Hz, 350
watts.
  • Ventilator unit with UVC light for exhaust air disinfection
  • Flexible hose pipe
  • Silicon end caps
  • Supply & exhaust HEPA Filter, Supply & exhaust prefilter with castor wheels
  • Ethernet port for data download and communication with computer
  • Exhaust pipe for connecting with room’s exhaust system.
380 x 595 x1550
Optional:
ACC-US-C
WIFI module suitable for IVC ventilator unit: Data transfer to cloud storage and facility to
monitor the data using mobile application.
Note: Wifi with suitable internet speed needed for functioning of this module to be arranged by user

IVC Racking

Made Of stainless steel 304 material with special grade silicone connectors and end caps, fitted with 4 castor wheels (2 with brakes & 2 without brakes) for ease of movement.

Rack Model Suitable Cage Model Side Number of cages/Rack
R-US3-S-32 US 300 Single 32
R-US3-S-40 40
R-US3-S-48 48
R-US3-S-56 56
R-US3-S-64 64
R-US3-S-72 72
R-US3-S-80 80
R-US3-D-64 Double 64
R-US3-D-80 80
R-US3-D-96 96
R-US3-D-112 112
R-US3-D-128 128
R-US3-D-144 144
R-US3-D-160 160
R-US5-S-32 US 500 Single 32
R-US5-S-40 40
R-US5-S-48 48
R-US5-S-56 56
R-US5-S-60 60
R-US5-S-64 64
R-US5-S-70 70
R-US5-S-72 72
R-US5-S-80 80
R-US5-D-64 Double 64
R-US5-D-80 80
R-US5-D-96 96
R-US5-D-112 112
R-US5-D-120 120
R-US5-D-128 128
R-US5-D-140 140
R-US5-D-144 144
R-US5-D-160 160
R-US53-S-32 US 530 & US 530 CT Single 160
R-US53-S-40 40
R-US53-S-48 48
R-US53-S-56 56
R-US53-S-64 64
R-US53-S-72 72
R-US53-S-80 80
R-US53-D-64 Double 64
R-US53-D-80 80
R-US53-D-96 96
R-US53-D-112 112
R-US53-D-128 128
R-US53-D-144 144
R-US53-D-160 160

Rat & Guinea Pig Cage Racks

Rack Model Suitable Cage Model Side Number of cages/Rack
R-US9-S-18 US 900 & US 900-GP Single 18
R-US9-S-24 24
R-US9-S-30 30
R-US9-S-36 36
R-US9-D-36 Double 36
R-US9-D-48 48
R-US9-D-60 60
R-US9-D-72 72
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