Animal workstations

What are animal research workstations?

Animal research workstations or animal containment workstations are laboratory cabinets that are optimized for certain applications within animal research centers. When working with rodents, there are a few things to consider. For example there’s the height of the cages, the comfort of the animals and the high dust production (beddings, skin flakes, hair),… . There are multiple types of laboratory cabinets adjusted for very specific applications within animal research centers. 

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What solutions does Analis offer?

Universal & dual access animal workstations and bedding disposal workstations

What are universal animal workstations?

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A universal animal workstation is an adjusted biosafety cabinet type II A2. This means that the cabinet protects the operator and environment against all biohazards used inside the cabinet. The cabinets also provides a downflow of filtered air to protect your experiment. They are adjusted with larger sash openings and carbon pre-filters. The larger sash openings makes sure the animal cages can easily enter and exit the workstation. The carbon pre-filters capture some of the odor being released and collect most of the dust to protect the expensive HEPA filters. Optionally, the cabinet can be fitted with a hydraulic support stand that allows you to easily lower the cabinet, which will facilitate the entry and exit of animal cages.

What are dual access animal workstations?

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Dual access animal workstations or cage changing stations are laboratory cabinets developed for the transfer of rodents to clean cages. In the middle of the cabinet, there is an air curtain that prevents contaminants to go from the dirty zone to the clean zone in the cabinet. During the transfer, the operator is protected against potential biohazards. Both sides of the cabinet are open. This makes it easier to make the transfer from the dirty zone to the clean zone with 2 people.

What are bedding disposal workstations?

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Bedding disposal workstations are laboratory cabinets that are optimized for cleaning animal cages in animal research centers. Bedding disposal workstations are in fact biological safety class I cabinets that are adjusted for this application. A class I biosafety cabinet protects the user and the environment from dust, allergens and potential biohazards present in the bedding. It also means that the interior is not sterile, so it should not be used for other purposes. The work surface is fitted with an opening with a grid; underneath the grid there is a waste container. When cleaning animal cages, you can easily dispose the beddings via the opening in the work tray.

Must-have features to consider


  • Low noise level for quiet operation, comfortable for the user and animals
  • Equipped with an energy-efficient motor/blower
  • Cost-effective HEPA H14 filters
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use microprocessor-based controller
  • ELISA-verified containment that provides >99% protection against allergens
  • Monitors real-time airflow that alerts user if airflow is insufficient
  • Comfortable leg-room


Our products

ESCO LIFE SCIENCES

VA2-4S8 G4 12" VIVA® Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinet Stainless Steel Side, 230V;50/60HZ, 4ft/1.2m

Reference : ESC-2011861

VIVA® G4 Class II Type A2 Animal BSC, model VA2-4S8 G4 12'/1.2m
The new VA2 G4 with Centurion Touchscreen controller is NSF-certified and available in 12-inch opening model for mouse and rat cages, with standby height that easily activates standby mode.

VIVA® G4 (VA2 G4) is comprised of bright illumination using industry-leading dimmable LED combined with an ergonomically sloped front design. VIVA® G4 Universal Workstation is specifically devised for optimum work comfort making it a complete solution to your need for ergonomics, reinforced safety and operations efficiency in animal handling operations.

Key Features

  • Centurion Touchscreen Controller
  • Dimmable LED lighting system
  • Ergonomic 12” sash opening for mouse and rat cages with Frameless, shatterproof, and UV-absorbing tempered glass
  • Tray support beams and holder
  • Standby height that activates standby mode sustaining ISO Class 3 work zone as the fan runs at half speed
  • USB Port and Remote Modbus
  • Cabinet Construction includes:
    • Stainless steel side walls with side capture zones and negative pressure to optimize containment
    • Single-piece work tray, spill retaining and easy to clean
  • Green Product with energy-efficient DC ECM allows up to 70% energy savings
  • Default cable port
  • Optional 21 CFR Compliance
  • ELISA-proven containment
  • Pre-filter rack for capturing animal dander
  • ULPA Filter
  • Isocide™ Antimicrobial Powder Coating
  • Vivarium mute to mute the sash unsafe alarm during large equipment loading
ESCO LIFE SCIENCES

VA2-6S8 G4 12" VIVA® Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinet Stainless Steel Side, 230V;50/60HZ, 6ft/1.8m

Reference : ESC-2011865

VIVA® G4 Class II Type A2 Animal BSC, model VA2-6S8 G4 12'/1.8m
The new VA2 G4 with Centurion Touchscreen controller is NSF-certified and available in 12-inch opening model for mouse and rat cages, with standby height that easily activates standby mode.

VIVA® G4 (VA2 G4) is comprised of bright illumination using industry-leading dimmable LED combined with an ergonomically sloped front design. VIVA® G4 Universal Workstation is specifically devised for optimum work comfort making it a complete solution to your need for ergonomics, reinforced safety and operations efficiency in animal handling operations.

Key Features

  • Centurion Touchscreen Controller
  • Dimmable LED lighting system
  • Ergonomic 12” sash opening for mouse and rat cages with Frameless, shatterproof, and UV-absorbing tempered glass
  • Tray support beams and holder
  • Standby height that activates standby mode sustaining ISO Class 3 work zone as the fan runs at half speed
  • USB Port and Remote Modbus
  • Cabinet Construction includes:
    • Stainless steel side walls with side capture zones and negative pressure to optimize containment
    • Single-piece work tray, spill retaining and easy to clean
  • Green Product with energy-efficient DC ECM allows up to 70% energy savings
  • Default cable port
  • Optional 21 CFR Compliance
  • ELISA-proven containment
  • Pre-filter rack for capturing animal dander
  • ULPA Filter
  • Isocide™ Antimicrobial Powder Coating
  • Vivarium mute to mute the sash unsafe alarm during large equipment loading
ESCO LIFE SCIENCES
VA2-4S8 G4 12" VIVA® Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinet Stainless Steel Side, 230V;50/60HZ, 4ft/1.2m
Reference : ESC-2011861

VIVA® G4 Class II Type A2 Animal BSC, model VA2-4S8 G4 12'/1.2m
The new VA2 G4 with Centurion Touchscreen controller is NSF-certified and available in 12-inch opening model for mouse and rat cages, with standby height that easily activates standby mode.

VIVA® G4 (VA2 G4) is comprised of bright illumination using industry-leading dimmable LED combined with an ergonomically sloped front design. VIVA® G4 Universal Workstation is specifically devised for optimum work comfort making it a complete solution to your need for ergonomics, reinforced safety and operations efficiency in animal handling operations.

Key Features

  • Centurion Touchscreen Controller
  • Dimmable LED lighting system
  • Ergonomic 12” sash opening for mouse and rat cages with Frameless, shatterproof, and UV-absorbing tempered glass
  • Tray support beams and holder
  • Standby height that activates standby mode sustaining ISO Class 3 work zone as the fan runs at half speed
  • USB Port and Remote Modbus
  • Cabinet Construction includes:
    • Stainless steel side walls with side capture zones and negative pressure to optimize containment
    • Single-piece work tray, spill retaining and easy to clean
  • Green Product with energy-efficient DC ECM allows up to 70% energy savings
  • Default cable port
  • Optional 21 CFR Compliance
  • ELISA-proven containment
  • Pre-filter rack for capturing animal dander
  • ULPA Filter
  • Isocide™ Antimicrobial Powder Coating
  • Vivarium mute to mute the sash unsafe alarm during large equipment loading
ESCO LIFE SCIENCES
VA2-6S8 G4 12" VIVA® Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinet Stainless Steel Side, 230V;50/60HZ, 6ft/1.8m
Reference : ESC-2011865

VIVA® G4 Class II Type A2 Animal BSC, model VA2-6S8 G4 12'/1.8m
The new VA2 G4 with Centurion Touchscreen controller is NSF-certified and available in 12-inch opening model for mouse and rat cages, with standby height that easily activates standby mode.

VIVA® G4 (VA2 G4) is comprised of bright illumination using industry-leading dimmable LED combined with an ergonomically sloped front design. VIVA® G4 Universal Workstation is specifically devised for optimum work comfort making it a complete solution to your need for ergonomics, reinforced safety and operations efficiency in animal handling operations.

Key Features

  • Centurion Touchscreen Controller
  • Dimmable LED lighting system
  • Ergonomic 12” sash opening for mouse and rat cages with Frameless, shatterproof, and UV-absorbing tempered glass
  • Tray support beams and holder
  • Standby height that activates standby mode sustaining ISO Class 3 work zone as the fan runs at half speed
  • USB Port and Remote Modbus
  • Cabinet Construction includes:
    • Stainless steel side walls with side capture zones and negative pressure to optimize containment
    • Single-piece work tray, spill retaining and easy to clean
  • Green Product with energy-efficient DC ECM allows up to 70% energy savings
  • Default cable port
  • Optional 21 CFR Compliance
  • ELISA-proven containment
  • Pre-filter rack for capturing animal dander
  • ULPA Filter
  • Isocide™ Antimicrobial Powder Coating
  • Vivarium mute to mute the sash unsafe alarm during large equipment loading

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