Animal Containment

Animal research, cage changing and bedding disposal procedures are now simpler, safer and more productive with the Esco range of VIVA® Animal Containment Workstations.
With the introduction of the VIVA® range, Esco applies decades of experience in clean air technologies to the animal research laboratory, protecting personnel and the laboratory environment from:
  • Hazards related to the equipment, materials and practices used in performing routine animal husbandry;
  • Hazards relating directly or indirectly to animal contact;
  • Hazards related to the technique or materials or biohazardous substances that may be used during the course of animal research.
Choose the cabinet that meets your laboratory's needs:

VIVA® Bedding Disposal Animal Containment Workstations

Cage cleaning and bedding disposal procedures are now simpler, safer and more productive with the VIVA Bedding Disposal Workstation. Specifically designed for the animal research laboratory, the mobile workstation protects personnel and the lab environment from exposure to allergens and unpleasant odors. The industry-exclusive hydraulic height-adjustable stand allows the work surface height to be adjusted to user preference therefore minimizing strain during repetitive operations. An integrated waste container enables direct disposal of waste items within the work zone.

Features:

  • Sentinel™ Microprocessor controller supervises all functions.
  • Industry-exclusive integrated adjustable height hydraulic stand improves ergonomics and enables the workstation to be adjusted to the user's height.
  • Long life ULPA filter protects the user and the environment from harmful particulates created when dumping cages.
  • NanocarbTM activated carbon filter removes odors.
  • Pre-filter extends the life of the main ULPA filter and can be safely changed within the work zone with the airflow operating.
  • Work area lighting is bright and uniform to help improve productivity.
  • Blower system is designed for high performance operation, maximum energy efficiency and minimal maintenance.
  • Single piece stainless steel work zone liner simplifies cleaning.
  • Offset opening in the work surface provides a staging area for cages to be dumped. This can facilitate faster and safer cage processing.
  • A 40-gallon NSF listed waste container is mounted to the work surface allowing for rapid disposal of waste materials within the work zone.
  • Esco ISOCIDE™ antimicrobial coating on all painted surfaces.

VIVA® Dual Access Animal Containment Workstations

Esco VIVA Dual Access Animal Containment Workstations gives the best allergen, microbial, and product protection, at lowest energy consumption and noise, while giving the ultimate user comfort. Utilizes ECM motor, it saves energy while providing constant airflow despite building voltage fluctuation to ensure stable protection. Esco VIVA has the lowest noise in the industry, at 53 dBA which translates to operator comfort and prevent the lab animals from being agitated during cage transfer. Being the only cage transfer unit that has legroom in both sides, it allows working of two operators comfortably when doing cage transfer. Its ULPA Filter provides 10x better allergen filtration that other cabinets using legacy HEPA Filter. Moreover, its internal workzone is divided into 2 by an air curtain that allows transfer of the animals from a “dirty”to a “clean” area. With these unique and state-of-the-art design, it is no wonder that Esco VIVA Dual Access Animal Containment Workstation is the best choice in any animal research laboratory.

Features:

  • Operator, product and environmental protection achieved via unique airflow balancing technology that prevents hazardous allergens from escaping the work zone and external contaminated air from entering the work zone.
  • Downflow ULPA filter supplies ISO Class 4 air cleanliness within work zone as per ISO 14644.1.
  • Minipleat separatorless ULPA filter technology , operating at the typical efficiency of >99.999% at MPPS, 0.3 and 0.12 microns provides better operator, product and environmental protection than conventional HEPA filters.
  • Esco Sentinel™ Microprocessor allows the operator to easily access and control all cabinet functions on the LCD screen. Audible and visual alarms alert the operator to unsafe sash position and low airflow (detected by our proprietary airflow sensing technology).
  • With Airflow Sensor that monitors real-time airflow for safety and alert the user if airflow is insufficient.
  • Esco Isocide™ antimicrobial powder coating prevents surface bacterial growth and enhances operator safety.
  • Downwards recessed air grills prevent items placed on the work zone from blocking airflow and causing possible loss of airflow containment.

VIVA® Universal Animal Containment Workstations

Esco VIVA Universal Workstation draws on Esco's experience of over 25 years in laminar air flow technology. The enclosure employs two independently balanced ULPA filtration modules to protect animals inside the enclosure from exposure to airborne particulates/ambient contamination, as well as, the operator from exposure to allergens and other potentially hazardous materials. It employs an airflow recirculating design similar to a Class II Type A2 biosafety cabinet (operating principles described below).
Featuring an ergonomically sloped front design and integrated carbon filters to remove odors emitted, the VIVA Universal Workstation ensures the comfort of the operator during operations. Coupled with the standard protective features of precise airflow engineering, ULPA filtration techniques, Esco Sentinel™ Microprocessor control and Isocide™ antimicrobial powder coating , the VIVA Universal Workstation represents a complete solution to your need for ergonomics, reinforced safety and operations efficiency in animal handling operations.

Features:

  • Operator, Product and Environmental Protection via controlled inflow, downflow and exhaust similar to Class II Type A2 biosafety cabinet technology (described in detail below).
  • ISO Class 3 air cleanliness within workzone as per ISO 14644.1 (equivalent to Class 1 as per the US Federal Standard 209E, 100 times cleaner than the usual Class 100 classification on cabinets offered by the competition).
  • Disposable high-quality polyester pre-filter with 85% arrestance located under the work tray removes large contaminants and particles.
  • Minipleat separatorless ULPA filter technology , operating at the typical efficiency of 99.999% at MPPS, 0.3 and 0.12 microns provides better operator, product and environmental protection than conventional HEPA filters. This cabinet employs 2 ULPA filters, 1 for downflow and 1 for exhaust airflow filtration.
  • Esco Sentinel™ Microprocessor allows the operator to easily access and control all cabinet functions on the LCD screen. Audible and visual alarms alert the operator to unsafe sash position and low airflow (detected by our proprietary airflow sensing technology).
  • Fail-safe system ensures that in case of airflow failure, the cabinet automatically shuts down to ensure safety to the operator and the environment.
  • Esco Isocide™ antimicrobial powder coating prevents surface bacterial growth and enhances operator safety.

Animal Containment