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Modular to Fit Your Space

The Modular Animal Caging System, or MACS® for short, is a ventilated rodent system that adapts to your animal room needs. The MACS® system allows you the versatility to do three very important things: Increase cage density Create space Improve workflow The Modular Animal Caging System® frame holds the vertical cage stacks in place and also the top mounted air handling units. There are several different framework styles to choose from including double sided mobile frames, single sided mobile frames, wall mount frames and a rotary unit. The frame is made from 1 inch square stainless steel tubing for durability. Each frame holds the main supply and exhaust plenums. Mobile frames have four autoclavable casters, two of which have locking brakes for...

Durable, Dependable & Maintenance Free

What makes the Guardian Animal Transfer Station different from other Class II cage change stations in the laboratory animal science industry? It’s the perfect combination of powerful performance and modern efficiency. Using laminar air flow, it creates an invisible, protective wall between the operator and the environment. Your lab animal technicians will appreciate the dynamic air flow, efficient operation and powerful performance of the Guardian. Other features of this animal transfer station include durable stainless steel construction, an adjustable work surface height, dual large pull handles and quick & easy access to air filter panels. The Guardian Animal Transfer Station is available in two sizes – 5ft (60 inches) or 6ft (72 inches) in length. Alternative Design Manufacturing & Supply stands behind its products and includes a 5-year warranty on the Guardian.                       Are you ready to add the most durable, dependable and maintenance free cage change station to your animal research facility? We invite you to discover The Guardian – a product from Alternative Design that will meet your needs, fit your budget and exceed your...

Solace Zone – Heated IVC Rack with Thermal Neutral Zone Technology

Alternative Design is bringing new technology to the laboratory animal research industry. Solace Zone is the patent pending heated IVC rack that was recently introduced during the 65th National Meeting of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). This product is designed to reduce cold stress in rodents leading to better research results. For more information on this ground breaking new product, please visit:...

Plastic Caging for Housing Rodents

Alternative Design Manufacturing & Supply offers a broad selection of plastic rodent caging to fit our static and ventilated caging systems. Our cages work for a variety of laboratory animal research models including mice, rats, large mice, hamsters and guinea pigs. The plastic cages we sell, both cage tops and cage bottoms, are available in your choice of two quality plastic resins – polycarbonate and Udel® polysulfone. The plastic resin you select should be based on key factors such as the degree of autoclaving, longevity and your budget. You should also consider other aspects including cage change frequency, autoclave settings, cage washing, cost and general handling & storage. Polycarbonate is the lesser expensive resin. While still a very durable material, it is not recommended for autoclaving. The main advantage of polycarbonate is that you get a very clear plastic which offers excellent visibility of the animals in the cage. Udel® polysulfone is moderately priced and suitable for most applications. It will not break down from exposure to very hot water, is more resistant to chemicals and is autoclavable up to 300°F. The natural resin is a light amber color with excellent visibility that does not deteriorate. In addition to the standard Udel® polysulfone resin color, we also offer a low color Udel® that is less amber and more transparent. Udel® is our most popular plastic caging resin because of its excellent value and dependable nature. The Udel® products we sell come with a 2-year, pro-rated warranty. All of the lab animal caging we sell is manufactured with a unique “X” pattern on the bottom of each cage. This distinctive...