A Better Way to Monitor Animal Health

The effectiveness of soiled bedding sentinels for routine health monitoring has recently been called into question. While the switch to micro-isolator cages has helped limit the transmission of pathogens, it provides a poor environment for health monitoring. Notably, soiled bedding often fails to transmit many agents to sentinel animals from study animals, or does so inconsistently. 

Charles River, in partnership with Allentown, LLC, has developed a unique, patented system for detecting pathogens from environmental air dust captured from airflow within an exhaust plenum of an individually ventilated cage rack (IVR). 

To learn more about this new method for detecting pathogens using EAD dust PCR testing, complete the form and download our free whitepaper.