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Mouse IVC Cage Optimice®

Highest Mouse IVC Cage Density in the Industry

The Optimice IVC rack system is based on our patented direct exhaust ventilation technology, free from motors, noise, and vibration. This original technology creates a low-stress, non-variable environment, ideal for housing and breeding research mice and delicate strains. Our carousel design features an exceptionally small footprint and ultra-high rodent cage density, the highest in the industry.

Animals are fully protected in Optimice cages, and odors and allergens are contained. This most unique mouse rack is trusted by scientists, veterinarians, managers, and technicians worldwide for its proven ability to optimize research while protecting caretakers and providing an ideal microenvironment for the mice.

  • Small footprint
  • Fits through standard 36-inch (91 cm) door with cages removed
  • Simple and lightweight, full rack with cages weighs only 558 lbs (253 kg)
  • Ultra-high density
  • No motors, blowers, noise, or vibration
  • Eliminates odors and allergens in the animal room
  • Variable-free environment
  • Complete bio-containment and isolation
  • Low-velocity, one-pass airflow with total volume air changes
  • Lightweight, easy and low cost to maintain
  • Fast and easy cage filter replacement
  • Available single-use caging, interchangeable in Optimice® racks
  • Optional automatic watering options
Included Caging
Includes 100 mouse cage assemblies with filters, feeders, cage card holders, cage cards, and water bottles (if so configured), available in polysulfone or polycarbonate
Rack Dimensions with Cages and Card Holders
40.5” (103 cm) L x 40.5” (103 cm) W x 76.9” (195.3 cm) H (auto-water height: 78.0″ (198.1 cm))
Rack Dimensions with Cages
39.8” (101 cm) L x 39.8” (101 cm) W x 76.5” (194.3 cm) H (auto-water height: 78.0″ (198.1 cm))
Rack Only Dimensions
39.8” (101 cm) L x 33.8” (85.6 cm) W x 76.5” (194.3 cm) H (auto-water height: 78.0″ (198.1 cm))
Airflow Requirements per Rack
45 cubic feet per minute (21.2 liters per second) minimum; 60 cubic feet per minute (28.3 liters per second) recommended
Rack Weight
613 lbs (278 kg) with cages; 659 lbs (299 kg) with auto-water
Rack Casters
Four 4-inch swivel casters; two locking, two non-locking
Cage Outside Dimensions
13.5” (34.3 cm) L x 11.5” (29.2 cm) W (front) x 6.1” (15.5 cm) H
Cage Floor Area
75 square inches (484 square centimeters)
Cage Capacity
(5) 25g mice
Cage Material
Polysulfone or polycarbonate
Cage Feeder
Polished stainless steel wire, 17 oz (502 mL) capacity
Cage Water Bottle
13.5 oz (400 mL)
Cage Enrichment
Raised shelves at front and rear of cage

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