IVC - Individually Ventilated Caging System

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IVC - Individually Ventilated Caging System

IVC Cages - Individually Ventilated Caging System for Mice/Mouse and Rats - Technology built to protect animals and researchers 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.

IVC Cages for Mice & Rat


  • Safe and easy locking
  • Card holder fitting on the edge gives visibility of animal inside the cage
  • External self centering water bottle enabling quick bottle change without removing cage
  • Easily replaceable breathing filter
  • Excellent lid and tray stacking


  • No direct air drift at animal level, air inlet and outlet at the top level ensures less animal stress and heat loss
  • 0.2μ Passive filter on cage lid ensuring animal safety in power failure or cage is off the rack for long time without compromising the protection


  • Silicone compression seal in the lid ensuring complete seal around the cage

Air Handling Unit


  • 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
  • Easy access to pre filters for routine cleaning


  • Stand alone separate Air Handling Unit 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* (*Optional)


  • Low power consumption and less maintenance blowers
  • Stand alone Air Supply Unit can connect to 4 racks


  • Two level password protected system ensuring restricted access
  • Auto data logging of parameters after every 2hrs
  • 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 wide range of cage capacities and in addition to that further racks can be added at any time to the existing Air Supply Unit.


Orchid’s IVC system is designed by taking into consideration air flow 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 within the cage
2. Air velocity at animal level
3. Short circuit air flow
4. Inleakage
5. Sound level
6. Vibrations within the cage
7. Air leakage through silicon gasket using smoke test
8. Pressure holding capacity of cage with lock.

Model Material of construction Components Included
US 300 Polysulfone/ Polyetherimide Cage base, Lid, Filter retainer plate, Card holder, Passive filter of 0.2μ, stainless
US 500 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 300ml
US 900 Polysulfone/ Polyetherimide Cage base, Lid, Filter retainer plate, Card holder, Passive filter of 0.2μ , stainless steel grill, water bottle of 500ml
Air Supply Unit
Model Material of construction Components Included
US-X Stainless steel 304 panel, with 7" touch screen display Air supply unit Flexible hose pipe Silicon end caps Supply & exhaust HEPA Filter, Supply & exhaust prefilter Fitted with castor wheels
IVC Racking

Made Of stainless steel 304 material with special grade silicone connectors and end caps, fitted with castor wheels for ease of movement

IVC Racking
Rack Model Suitable Cage Model Side Number of cages/Rack
R-US5-S-40 US 500 Single 40
R-US5-D-80 US 500 Double 80
R-US5-S-48 US 500 Single 48
R-US5-D-96 US 500 Double 96
R-US5-S-54 US 500 Single 54
R-US5-D-108 US 500 Double 108
R-US5-S-64 US 500 Single 64
R-US5-D-128 US 500 Double 128
R-US5-S-70 US 500 Single 70
R-US5-D-140 US 500 Double 140
R-US5-S-80 US 500 Single 80
R-US5-D-160 US 500 Double 160
R-US9-S-24 US 900 Single 24
R-US9-D-48 US 900 Double 48
R-US9-S-30 US 900 Single 30
R-US9-D-60 US 900 Double 60
R-US9-S-35 US 900 Single 35
R-US9-D-70 US 900 Double 70
R-US9-S-36 US 900 Single 36
R-US9-D-72 US 900 Double 72