The barrier areas 5-8 are exclusively for halding and breeding of transgenic mice and rats and have therefore been assigned a S1-classification.
To ensure a constantly high hygienic standard, following measures are necessary.
- Access to the barrier is restricted. Entry is only possible after a gating process.
- All material which is brought into the barrier has to be autoclaved or disinfected.
- New mouse lines (especially from other institutions) must submit to a sanitation process before they can bebreed in the barrier.
Type of facility
|SPF barrier||SPF barrier|
|cage type||II, conventional||IV, conventional|
|number of cage companions||see recommendations GV-SOLAS||see recommendations GV-SOLAS|
|Temperature||22°C +/- 2°C||22°C +/-2°C|
|type of food||LasVendi Rod 16 or Rod 18||LasVendi Rod 16 or Rod 18|
|access to food||ad libitum||ad libitum|
|environmental enrichment||yes, tissue, nestlets||yes, polycarbonate huts|