Personnel management—when done well—has always required time and effort, especially in a highly regulated environment such as animal research. This has been made even harder with the significant societal shifts over the past few years with challenges related to in-person communication, training, and requests for increased flexibility of schedules.Watch the webinar →
Non-human primates play a critical role in biomedical research, as most recently demonstrated by their use in the development of COVID vaccines and treatments. Ongoing supply shortages, however, continue to threaten their availability and – by extension – the important research in which they are involved. Allentown partners with Matt Bailey, President of NABR and FBR, and Dr. Chris Abee, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, to discuss the reasons for these shortages, the impact they are having on research, and the potential solutions for how they can be addressed.
Robert Gately famously said that "Effective communication starts with listening." And nowhere is the application of this precept more important than in the global debate over the necessity and value of research animals. In this webinar noted Laboratory Animal Science professional Steven M. Niemi, DVM, DACLAM will discuss how the two sides of this debate can better learn how to listen to one another and, if not agree, then perhaps come to an understanding of their divergent, yet equally held beliefs.
The sterilization of cages, cage components, and associated vivarium equipment has long been an integral part of lab animal research protocols. Yet many factors and questions remain. For this webinar, Allentown partners with industry thought-leader Cindy Buckmaster for a review of sterilization best practices, followed by a sterilizer selection and integration discussion with Wayne DeSantis.
The provision of enrichment to the rodent housing environment is an important component of animal husbandry. Allentown recently partnered with board certified laboratory animal veterinarian, Dr. Tim Mandrell, to present a webinar detailing how enrichment can improve the living conditions of laboratory animals and provide them with opportunities to behave in ways that are specific to their species.
Laboratory Animal Science professionals across the globe know that successful research is dependent upon knowledge and precision. The more precise the knowledge the better, especially when it comes to rodent behavior and the microenvironment of the cage, where visibility into specific conditions and animal activities can be especially difficult to obtain. Researchers seek this knowledge in order to minimize variables and manage risk, and therefore produce greater and more reliable research outcomes. This month, Allentown spotlights Unified Information Devices (UID), a leading provider of RFID identification and data collection solutions, in a webinar focused on their home cage monitoring solution, Allentown's Wi-Com InSight intra-cage monitoring solution, and other methodologies that can be used to obtain this valuable information.
Research anesthesia products and practices are key components of the studies and protocols performed every day in Laboratory Animal Science. For the success of the research and the safety of the researchers, it is critical that the proper equipment is used in the appropriate ways. This month, Allentown introduces a new line of research anesthesia solutions, and partners with leading provider SOMNI Scientific and Dr. Matt Leevy of the University of Notre Dame to review best practices in their selection and use.