(Marietta, OH, March 29, 2018) Caron is pleased to announce two new small animal rearing chambers. Now with standard LED lighting and available H2O2 chamber sterilization, these units combine easy-use diurnal cycle controls, high-volume fresh-air exchange, and a unique clean chamber design. Caron’s signature features include a state-of-the art color touchscreen with intuitive breadcrumb navigation, uniform directed airflow for high temperature uniformity even when full, and 3-minute tool-less interior removal for fast and easy cleaning.
An industry first, Caron’s new narrow spectrum LED lighting option, emitting only short-wavelength light, has been shown to improve zebrafish hatch rates and limit mutation.
Caron also addresses contamination with a unique validatable dry H2O2 sterilization cycle, eliminating parasites, viruses, mold, and bacteria in the chamber within an unrivaled two-hour period. Post-cycle cleanup and reconfiguration is virtually nonexistent, since the cycle runs with all interior components in place, and requires no wipedown after completion.
“Researchers need a clean and consistent environment for their rodents and other small animal studies”, commented Steve Keiser, Caron President & CEO. “With these new units, we offer better support for applications, with far more convenient and easier to maintain chambers.”