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DVC - Digital Ventilated Cage for digital vivarium

By using digital technology, DVC® - Tecniplast Digital Ventilated Cage  transforms your Facility in a real digital vivarium bringing standardization in housing, animal welfare, vivarium management and research.7 digital modules 24/7 capture and record data about housing conditions, events and activity inside all the DVC cages of your digital vivarium, without disturbing or affecting the animals:

  • BEDDING CONDITION – detects changes in moisture within the bedding
  • FOOD & WATER – an infra-red system is embedded in the runners to detect food and water levels, or to check if a bottle is set up properly
  • ANIMAL ACTIVITY – by means of a sensor plate, the system’s software captures digital data to detect daily anomaly animal activity patterns
  • LEAK DETECTION– detects water leakage inside the cage and sends an automatic alarm to operators for immediate action
  • DVC FACILITY PLANNER – to improve vivarium daily workflow, task assignment and utilization of resources
  • CAGE IDENTIFICATION – to easily identify cages in your vivarium that need special attention or follow up
  • INVENTORY – detects cage occupancy, locates all the DVC vivarium cages in real-time and provides automatic billing

DVC® – Digital Ventilated Cage Components are: DGM Rack, DVC Sensor plates, RFID top holder(s); RFID reader(s); DVC master; DVC software.

Technology that remotely tracks mouse cages can reduce animal stress and reveal environmental factors that undermine the reliability of experimental data. Experiences from leading universities

Home-Cage Monitoring and Its Effects on Research Capability and Outcomes - An Expert Panel Discussion

DVC documents animal activity at the home cage level throughout your study and supports surveillance of your animals - a one page summary of five DVC publications

Fabio Iannello, Heliyon 5 (2019) e01454: Non-intrusive high throughput automated data collection from the home cage

J.M. Giles, J.W. Whitaker, S.S. Moy, C. A. Fletcher, JAALAS 57(3) (2018) 236-243: Effect of environmental enrichment on aggression in balb/cj and balb/cbyj mice monitored by using an automated system

K. Pernold, F. Ianello, B. E. Low, M. Rigamonti, G. Rosati, F. Scavizzi, J. Wang, M. Raspa, M.V. Wiles, B. Ulfhake, PLoS ONE 14(2) (February 2019) 1-20: Towards large scale automated cage monitoring -diurnal rhythm and impact of interventions on in-cage activity of c57bl/6j mice recorded 24/7 with a non-disrupting capacitive-based technique

May 17;13(5):e0197054: The effect of exposure to low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) as an integral part of the housing system on anxiety-related behaviour, cognition and welfare in two strains of laboratory mouse

P.M. Goldstein, S. Reinert, A. Glas, T. Bonhoeffer, M. Hubener, PLoS ONE 13(9) (September 2018) 1-19: Food and water restriction lead to differential learning behaviors in a head-fixed two-choice visual discrimination task for mice

Effect of Environmental Enrichment on Agression in BALB/CJ and BALB/CBYJ Mice Monitored by using an Automated System

Food and Water Restriction Lead to Differential Learning Behaviours in a Head-Fied Two-Choice Visual Discrimination Task for Mice

Towards Large Sclae Automated Cage Monitoring - Diurnal Rhytm and Impact of Interventions on In-Cage Activity of C57BL/6J Mice Recorded 24/7 with a Non-Disrupting Capacity-Based Technique

Non-Intrusive High Throughput Automated Data Collection from the Home Cage

The Effect of Exposure to Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) as an Integral Part of the Housing System on Anxiety-Related Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare in Two Strains of Lab Mouse

Long-Term Study on the Effects of Housing C57BL/6NCRL Mice in Cages Equipped with Wireless Technology Generating Extremely Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Scientific Paper