Animal Care Systems manufactures the only motor-free rodent caging system in the industry. Combining “twice the mice” density with our unique carousel design, our caging provides a microenvironment that is free of noise, vibration and ultrasound, creating a variable-free environment. We have established a stellar reputation for our superior customer service and product support.
OptiMICE: Highest Cage Density in the Industry
Based on the patented direct exhaust ventilation technology used in the original M.I.C.E. System, Optimice® boasts the highest cage density in the industry, optimizing the density-value equation. Optimice® can be positioned against a wall or next to another rack. By rotating the carousel using conveniently located handles on each platter, cages are easily accessed. There’s no need to waste space with large aisles, and no need to move racks for access. Simply stand in one place and bring the cages to you. Because there are no motors, noise or vibration, Optimice® creates a low-stress non-variable environment, ideal for housing and breeding research mice and delicate strains. Animals are fully protected in Optimice® cages and odors and allergens are contained, providing the best possible system for optimizing space and enhancing the quality of life for animals and their caregivers.
OptiRAT Plus: Our Largest, Multi-Level Cages Optirat®
Plus provides multi-level housing for rats and other large rodents. The mezzanine increases floor space and adds complexity to the cage environment. The extra cage height allows animals to engage in normal postures like standing and stretching. This larger cage allows housing of larger groups and fewer single animals. Extra cage space facilitates the addition of intracage enrichment like shelters. The complex cage allows rats to express natural behaviors enhancing well-being. Optirat® Plus combines our proven motor-free, exhaust ventilated technology and high-density carousel design with improved ease of use and maintenance. The feeder is located near the rear of the cage for improved visibility, and the water bottles are externally located to allow changing without opening cages. Racks each contain 30 cages, arrayed in six levels of five cages per level, and each cage is equipped with a 1.1 ¬liter feeder and two 500 ¬ml water bottles or optional water bag adapters; auto-matic-watering is also available. Like our other carousel-style racks, Optirat® Plus can be positioned against a wall or next to another rack. The rotating carousel provides easy cage access without moving racks or forming large aisles. Simply stand in one place and bring the cages to you.