Spotlight on 2020: The Year in Review

2020 was a challenging year for everyone, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a new reality on our world, and our industry. Thankfully, all of us in the research community had at least the opportunity to contribute. Read entire story →

Recent Stories

Is Your IVC Effectively Containing Laboratory Animal Allergens?

Studies have reported that 20 - 30 percent of lab animal workers experience some form of LAA-related allergic response, from mild reactions like rhinitis, skin and eye irritation, to more severe reactions.

Real World Challenges Requiring a Single-Use Solution

A conversation with Dana E. Weir, Assistant Director at the Office of Animal Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

An Easy Solution: Single-Use Caging

The EasyCage is a single-use, retrofittable caging solution from Allentown. As the latest in a growing line of Easy Solutions that began with the introduction of the NexGen, the EasyCage not only satisfies all of the traditional requirements of disposable caging, but also offers users the flexibility to modify their research programs as their needs evolve.

Cost Comparison of Rodent Soiled Bedding Sentinel and Exhaust Air Dust Health-Monitoring Programs

Animal research facilities have traditionally used soiled bedding sentinel (SBS) health-monitoring programs to detect and exclude adventitious pathogens that could affect research results; however, exhaust air dust (EAD) health-monitoring has been evaluated by several groups and proven to provide increased sensitivity for the detection of pathogens and to be more efficient in detecting pathogens when used as a complete replacement for traditional SBS programs.

Comparing Mouse Health Monitoring Between Soiled-bedding Sentinel and Exhaust Air Dust Surveillance Programs

Soiled-bedding sentinel animals (SBS) are traditionally used to monitor rodent colony health in research facilities. However, several pathogens go undetected through soiled bedding, and the act of collection is quite time consuming.

Allentown Announces Creation of Capital Equipment Division

Allentown, the leading global partner to the biomedical research and laboratory animal science communities for more than 50 years, is proud to announce the creation of a new division which will further cement its reputation as a full solutions provider.

Allentown and Matachana Announce a Strategic Alliance in the Laboratory Animal Science Market

Allentown and Matachana group are pleased to announce an alliance in the USA and Germany, combining its dominant positions in laboratory animal science in both countries.

From Polio to Coronavirus - Institutions and Innovators Lead the Way Toward a Vaccine

In the 1940s and 1950s polio caused a world-wide health crisis as hundreds of thousands of people suffered from the debilitating virus; a virus which had no cure.

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