In the vivarium (animal care facility), animal cages need to be routinely changed, requiring an efficient process to minimize disruption to the laboratory and disturbance of the animals. The animal must be transferred to a clean cage (with fresh bedding and drinking water), the waste bedding removed and decomntaminated, and the cages washed and sterilized. Getinge provides a complete range of products for the management of this process.
Getinge provides a range of cleaning solutions depending on the number of cages to be processed, and their size. From small batch type washers, through large walk-in cage and rack washers to high throughput tunnel washers, Getinge has the right solution for your needs. Plus, of course, the chemical agents needed for effective cleaning.
In the majority of cases, cages (complete with fresh bedding) and racks are sterilized after cleaning before the animal is relocated, minimizing the possibility of cross contamination. Getinge's GE R range of steam sterilizers, in a variety of sizes, provides rapid and efficient sterilization by vacuum and steam process.
Depending on the facility and the agents present, it may be necessary to bio-decontaminate waste material before handling in the reprocessing cycle. Getinge's GEB Series sterilizers provide complete decontamination and deactivation of these agents, assuring safety for both operators and the external environment.