Table 1 Selected specifications for ABSL caging from vendors

From: How to isolate a rodent: biocontainment caging options

Company Rack Rack capacity (cages) Rack size (mm) Rack weight (kg) (without cages) Rack material Cage material
Allentown BCU-1000 and −2000 (mouse) 42 or 98 (1676 × 587 × 2038) to (1844 × 813 × 2038) 270–360 Fully seam-welded stainless steel Polysulfone
Allentown BCU-3000 and 4000 (rat) 30 or 60 (2038 × 673 × 2273) to (2038 × 965 × 2273) 305–445 Fully seam-welded stainless steel Polysulfone
Animal Care Systems OptiMICE 100 1980 × 840 × 990 270 Stainless steel Polysulfone or smoked polysulfone
BioZone SX220909RC (mouse) 81 1810 × 620 × 2025 310 Stainless Steel Polysulphone
BioZone SX340707RC (rat) 49 1775 × 675 × 2075 290 Stainless Steel Polysulphone
Innovive InnoRack (mouse) 32, 56, 112, or 168 (813 × 813 × 1905) to (1753 × 813 × 2032) 114–295 Stainless steel Polyethylene terephthalate
Innovive InnoRack (rat) 20, 40, 60, or 80 (1753 × 915 × 635) to (1753 × 915 × 1880) 143–273 Stainless steel Polyethylene terephthalate
Lab Products bCON 24 (1161 cm2) or 48 (453 cm2) 1918 × 546 × 1481 340 Fully seam-welded stainless steel Zyfone
Lenderking Micro-Safe 36–140 (1690 × 1481 × 480) to (1926 × 2434 × 780) 68–250 Stainless steel Polyethersulphone or polyetherimide
Tecniplast IsoCage Rack 30–72 (1710 × 550 × 1958) to (1710 × 880 × 1958) 216–363 Fully seam-welded stainless steel Polyethersulphone