Air Handling with Humidity Control

ScanClime® (patented technology)

A stable relative air humidity has significant effect on breeding, animal welfare and the validity of your research.



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The European convention for the protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes, ETS 123 specifies a relative humidity of 55% ±10 inside cages for rodents.

Especially during the winter, it can be a real challenge to meet these guidelines and it might affect the health of the animals, the breeding performance and the reproducibility of your research. Mice without fur and pups in particular should be protected from fluctuations in the relative humidity.

ScanClime is an air handling unit that gives you a very accurate, flexible and affordable control of the relative air humidity.

  • Relative air humidity better than ±3% at any setting between 45% and 65% for enhanced reproducibility of animal research
  • Consistent relative air humidity all year round in IVCs or Scantainers for optimum animal health
  • Full compliance with legislation/guidelines for relative air humidity for husbandry
  • Stand-alone air handling units for maximum flexibility in design and use of animal facilities
  • Substantial energy savings compared to humidification at room level
  • Reduced build or refurbishment costs
  • HEPA filtration of air after humidification/dehumidification for maximum protection against contamination
  • Available with ScanEye providing online adjustment, monitoring and full documentation of settings and data logging
  • Performance is independent of mineral content/conductivity of local water supply. Available in versions for use with RO-water or tap water
  • Humidification of air without generation of ultrasound
  • Optional holder for health monitoring of air being returned from IVCs using Interceptor from Tecniplast
  • Applied by numerous animal facilities at leading universities and pharmaceutical companies


European Patent: EP 2918926B1  |  US Patent: 10,492,461  |  Japanese Patent: JP6182682B2

WebAcademy: Improve Breeding Performance and Research Results by Controlling Cage Humidity, 1 of 2 (18-06-20)

WebAcademy: Improve Breeding Performance and Research Results by Controlling Cage Humidity, 2 of 2 (25-06-20)


ScanClime: Accurate relative humidity at rack level for your rodents

ScanClime: Akkurate relative Luftfeuchtigkeit für Ihre Nager

ScanClime: User statements from researchers, veterinarians etc.

ScanClime: Aussagen von Forschern, Tierärzten, Tierhausleitern, Tierpflegern und Technikabteilungen 

ScanClime: Where, why and the technology

ScanClime: Einführung und Aussagen

Low ambient humidity impairs barrier function and innate resistance against influenza infection – American Society for Microbiology

Why is flu more serious during the winter? – Yale University