Portland, OR

Portland, OR Vivarium Rooms

Vivarium rooms in Portland, OR. We have over two decades of experience working with Portland, OR researchers to provide humane and often precise conditions to meet their unique and particular requirements. Darwin Chambers understands what a working vivarium rooms can do for your research. For that reason, we are constantly developing new practices and technologies to get researchers the best controlled environment rooms possible. For more information on what we can do for your research needs in Portland, OR, read on below, call us today at 877-783-6774 or request a quote online.

Beyond vivarium rooms, we also design and manufacture plant growth rooms and plant growth chambers for our Portland, OR clients who primarily do plant research, in addition to insect rearing rooms and insect rearing chambers for insect research.

What is a Vivarium Room?

The word "vivarium" comes from the Latin words for "place for" and "living things." In short,. That can be anything from a heated glass box for a reptile on a kid's desk, to the penguinarium at the Prague Zoo.

In the scientific community, vivarium rooms can also be called animal research facilities, and their purpose is to maintain animals and/or plants in a specific, controlled environment. These kinds of microecosystems are a fundamental facet of observing plants or animals in a specific environment, or humanely housing animals who are being tested for research purposes.

Important Environmental Controls in Vivarium Rooms in Portland, OR

There are several environmental controls needed for a well-functioning vivarium room. For your research purposes in Portland, OR, you'll need to ensure your controlled environment room can properly sustain:

  • Lighting — Different life forms have grown accustomed to different types of lighting and heating. Ectotherms need sunlight to keep their bodies warm, while some plants do best in the shade. Simulating the right light can take different types of bulbs, and we can also offer a regulator to replicate night and day.
  • Temperature and Humidity — Similarly, some animals cannot live in high humidity and temperature, while others need it to thrive. Heat can be provided through a building's system or heat lamps.
  • Air Quality — Ventilation is essential for circulating air, preventing mold accumulation, reducing the growth of harmful bacteria, and stabilizing the air flow between the holding room and vivarium room. There are a variety of exhaust fan options we can fit for your room, depending on the temperature and humidity of the room in question.

An organism's physical environment plays a vital role in their health. You need a precise vivarium room to ensure not just the health of your specimens, but the validity of your Portland, OR research.

The Darwin Chambers Advantage For Your Vivarium Rooms in Portland, OR

It's no surprise to us that we have been a "go-to" manufacturer and vendor of vivarium rooms to the Portland area for over 20 years. We push ourselves to consistently improve our units for the people who need them, and our commitment to customer support is unrivaled. All of our controlled environment rooms are custom-built for each client. Among the many reasons to choose a Darwin Chambers vivarium room are:

  • Our Technologies We're consistently trying to make our products more precise and accurate. With our virtual touchscreens, precision ultrasonic humidification, antimicrobial handles, and more, your Portland, OR vivarium room will be easy to use, reliable, have lower energy loads than other units, and will be safe for all organisms who enter and reside in it.
  • Our Service Plans Our mission doesn't stop when once you have your ideal vivarium room; we want to make sure your unit stays at peak performance and lasts as long as you need it to. We offer technical support as long as your controlled environment room lasts, such as:
  • Our Compliance Standards — Vivariums are subject to numerous regulatory guidelines. All of our vivarium rooms are in accordance with the following standards:

    All instruments are also calibrated to NIST traceable standards.

  • Financing We have a relationship with North Star Leasing so our Portland, OR clients can get the impeccable controlled environment rooms they need while maintaining working capital, protecting existing lines of credit, and getting certain tax brakes.
  • Our "Quick Ship" Program Looking for a vivarium room, but need it sooner rather than later? We can provide you with pre-built units, which we guarantee will arrive at your Portland, OR location no later than 15 business days after your order.

Specifications for our vivarium rooms include:

  • Fans and lights that offer incredibly low energy loads
  • Available temperature ranges from 20°C to 60°C; 37°C typical set point
  • ADA compliance with no additional cost to client
  • Humidity control at sensor: ±0.5%
  • Temperature control at sensor / set-point: ±0.2° C
  • A variety of surface and construction options
  • Glow-in-the-dark personnel emergency alarm, a potentially life-saving feature for injured personnel

For the complete list of our vivarium room specifications, download our brochure:

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Other rooms and reach-in chambers we offer to Portland, OR scientists include:

Trust Darwin Chambers For Your Vivarium Room in Portland, OR

No one can beat Darwin Chambers in the value, dependability, expertise, and availability of our vivarium rooms and technicians. Our mission statement is to "grow and lead our biotech industry through the efforts of a creative, skilled, and professional workforce." We know the importance of a precise vivarium room for your Portland, OR research, and we know how to the exact room you need. Call Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or contact us through our website.

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