Getinge and Detach join forces to provide vivarium solutions

Published: 17-Oct-2011

Sign global agreement to supply systems to empty, decontaminate/clean and refill cages and bedding

Getinge USA and Detach of Sweden are to provide vivarium facilities to laboratories in North America.

The two firms launched products and solutions at this month’s AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science) National Meeting in San Diego, US.

Getinge USA is a market leader in decontamination and contamination prevention within the life sciences, while Detach specialises in bedding management, bottle processing and automation solutions for the Lab Animal Research (LAR) industry.

The firms signed a global strategic collaboration agreement in June that deals with the emptying, decontamination/cleaning and refilling of cages and bedding. Cages must be cleaned regularly, historically a manual task, which can expose staff to contaminants, allergens and possible infections in the cage bedding material. Through the use of robotics, staff exposure to allergens can be reduced by up to 99%.

Getinge solutions focus on safety, sustainability and efficiency and specialists from both companies will work closely together to design and deliver customised solutions.

Getinge, for example, offers a single washer and steriliser solution that can save an average of 810,160 gallons of water, per facility, in one year. With no minimum lighting or heating requirements, robotic solutions from Detach can reduce energy consumption while streamlining workflow.

Getinge offers a wide array of products focused on biomedical research, including steam sterilisers; cage, rack and tunnel washers; isolation technology cabinets; a comprehensive line of consumables and extensive service and support capabilities.

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