State College, PA

State College, PA Vivarium Rooms

Vivarium rooms in State College, PA. Since 2003, we have been working with State College, PA researchers to provide humane and often pinpoint conditions to meet their unique and particular needs. Darwin Chambers knows how essentially highly-functioning vivarium rooms are for your research needs. That's why we are always innovating to get researchers the best controlled environment rooms possible. To discover more about how we can help your facility in State College, PA, read on below, reach out to us today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote.

In addition to vivarium rooms, we also design and manufacture plant growth rooms and plant growth chambers for our State College, PA clients who focus on plant research, as well as insect rearing rooms and insect rearing chambers for insect research.

What Are Vivarium Rooms?

The word "vivarium" comes from the Latin words for "place for" and "living things." In short,. That can include a range of functions and sizes, from a small aquarium in a teenager's room, to the dolphinarium at Sea World.

For research purposes, vivarium rooms are also known as animal research facilities, and their purpose is to maintain animals and/or plants in a specific, controlled ecosystem. These microecosystems are essential for observing organisms in a specific environment, or humanely housing animals who are being used for research purposes.

Important Aspects of Vivarium Rooms in State College, PA

There are several environmental controls required for a well-functioning vivarium room. For your needs in State College, PA, you need to know that your controlled environment room is capable of meeting them all:

  • Lighting — Different organisms have adapted to different levels of light and heat. Reptiles, amphibians, and other animals warm themselves with outside heat sources like the sun, while other life forms rarely see the light of day. Simulating the right light can take different types of bulbs, and we can also build in a controller to simulate night and day.
  • Temperature and Humidity — Similarly, different life forms have adapted to different temperature and humidity levels. Heat can be sourced from a building's system or special lamps.
  • Air Flow — Ventilation is essential for circulating air, staving off mold growth, preventing the spread of harmful bacteria, and equalizing the ventilation between the holding room and vivarium room. There are numerous exhaust fan options available, depending on your needs.

An organism's physical environment is as important as anything to keeping them healthy. You require an impeccable vivarium room to guarantee the integrity of both your specimens and research in State College, PA.

The Darwin Chambers Advantage For Your Vivarium Rooms in State College, PA

It's no wonder Darwin Chambers has been a leading manufacturer and vendor of vivarium rooms to the State College area since 2003. We push ourselves to constantly improve our units for the people who need them, and our dedication to customer service is unmatched. We customize each unit based on your research needs. Among the many reasons to choose a Darwin Chambers vivarium room are:

  • Our Technologies We're constantly looking for new ways to improve our already impeccable units. With our virtual touchscreens, precision ultrasonic humidification, antimicrobial surfaces, and more, your State College, PA vivarium room is made for ease-of-use, and will be dependable, have lower energy loads than other units, and will keep you and your specimens safe.
  • Our Service Plans We don't stop working for you we've installed your 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 throughout the lifetime of your controlled environment room, such as:
  • Our Compliance Standards — The use of animals for research is subject to a variety of regulations. All of our vivarium rooms adhere to the following standards:

    All instruments are also calibrated to NIST traceable standards.

  • Financing We partner with North Star Leasing so our State College, PA scientists can get the amazing units they need while maintaining working capital, protecting existing lines of credit, and taking advantage of certain tax codes.
  • Our "Quick Ship" Program Looking for a vivarium room, but need it ASAP? We can send you pre-built rooms, which we guarantee will be delivered to your State College, PA facility within 15 business days.

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 standard set point
  • ADA compliance at no extra cost
  • 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 antimicrobial pull cord, 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 State College, PA researchers include:

Call Darwin Chambers For Your Vivarium Room in State College, PA

No one can beat Darwin Chambers in the value, reliability, 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 understand the importance of a precise vivarium room for your State College, PA research, and we know how to build the room for your research to thrive. Call Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or ask for a quote online.

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