CONGRESS Congress 2012 Congress 2012 27th – 30th March 2012 www.iat.org.uk 2012 27th – 30th March 2012 Animal Technology - The Heart of Research
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CONGRESS Congress 2012 Congress 2012 27th – 30th March 2012 www.iat.org.uk 2012 27th – 30th March 2012 Animal Technology - The Heart of Research
CONGRESS  Congress 2012 Congress 2012  27th     30th March 2012  www.iat.org.uk  2012  27th     30th March 2012  Animal Te...
Animal Technology - The Heart of Research Contents General Information Contacts Welcome from the Congress Committee General Information Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture Tribute Animal Technology and Welfare Journal Prize Andrew Blake Tribute Award Notice of IAT Annual General Meeting BSc in Laboratory Animal Science AAALAC International Technician UK Fellowship Award 2012 Branch Charity (Alzheimer’s Research UK) 2011 Branch Charity Update (Macmillan Cancer Support) Sponsorship Index to Advertisers 2 5 7 9 12 13 18 22 25 26 29 98 98 Scientific Programme “At A Glance” Summary – Wednesday & Thursday Platform Programme - Wednesday Platform Programme - Thursday Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture Poster Presentations Poster Displays Workshop Sessions 30 33 37 41 42 46 52 Social Programme Events and Entertainment 62 Trade Exhibition Exhibitors’ Index and Exhibition Plan Exhibiting Companies The IAT roundel logo is a registered trademark of the Institute of Animal Technology 64 66
Animal Technology - The Heart of Research  Contents General Information  Contacts   Welcome from the Congress Committee  G...
Congress 2012 Contacts During Congress the Committee can be contacted via the Congress Reception Desk After Congress, contact should be made via email to: congress@iat.org.uk Animal Technology - The Heart of Research Registered Office: Institute of Animal Technology, 5 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL, UK © Copyright Institute of Animal Technology 2012 All rights reserved; no part of this handbook may be reproduced, by any means without prior written permission of the Institute of Animal Technology and the Publisher. Reproduction in whole or part without the express written permission of the copyright holders is prohibited. This HANDBOOK is highly confidential. Please DO NOT leave it unattended during Congress. All information contained is correct at the time of going to press Published on behalf of IAT Congress 2012 by PRC Associates Ltd Designed and Printed in Great Britain 2 General Information
Congress 2012 Contacts During Congress the Committee can be contacted via the Congress Reception Desk After Congress, cont...
Welcome A message of welcome from the Congress Committee Dear Congress Delegate Welcome to the East of England and Congress 2012. We are looking forward to another successful Congress with a packed programme, including an update from the Head of the Animals in Science Regulation Unit. The theme of Congress this year is “Animal Technology – the Heart of Research”. There will be a wide range of paper presentations, posters and workshops, all focusing on animal technology and its vital role in research. Once again this year, we are running an Advanced NACWO Workshop prior to Congress, which will focus on the European Directive 2010/63/EU. This will continue to be a theme throughout 2012. It is hoped that once the new guidelines for the Directive are announced, workshops will be offered by the IAT to bring NACWOs up to speed on the changes and how to implement them within their establishments. Full details of these workshops will be on the IAT website and published in the Bulletin in due course. We are also delighted to announce that following much lobbying and hard work by the IAT, the University of Manchester will now be offering a BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology, with the first intake of students in September 2012. Further information appears on Pages 22, 23 and 34. The annual AGM will take place at Congress 2012. It will be held on Tuesday 27th March at 18.00 hrs in the ATLAS Theatre. This is your chance to come along and be involved in the running of your Institute. The agenda for the AGM can be found on Page 18. The IAT Annual Congress is renowned for its Trade Exhibition and 2012 will be no exception. As in previous years, floor space was sold out early in the year, which is very encouraging as this is one of the largest floor areas we have had for some time. Congress attracts new companies every year to exhibit with the time honoured companies who have been supporting our Institute and meetings for many years. Please make the most of this opportunity to meet them in a more relaxed and informal environment than the workplace and find out what they have to offer. By popular demand, they will be repeating the Trade Quiz and as entry requirements have been broadened this year, all delegates are encouraged to participate. The Quiz Questions can be found at the back of this handbook and the Answer Sheet to complete, is available at the Congress Reception Desk. Further details appear on Page 8. We know that you will find Congress 2012 informative and enlightening but should you have any queries, concerns or suggestions, then please contact a member of the Congress Committee, either in person via the Congress Reception Desk or via e-mail: congress@iat.org.uk Wishing you an enjoyable Congress The IAT Congress Committee General Information 5
Welcome A message of welcome from the  Congress Committee Dear Congress Delegate Welcome to the East of England and Congre...
General Information THE VENUE All accommodation will be located around the main conference building. The full Scientific Programme, Trade Exhibition and all Social events will also take place in venues situated within, and around, the main conference building. CONGRESS RECEPTION DESK Throughout Congress, the Congress Reception Desk will be located in the foyer of the main conference building. Opening hours: Tuesday 27th March Wednesday 28th March Thursday 29th March 09.00 – 17.45 hrs 09.00 – 17.00 hrs 09.00 – 13.00 hrs FIRST TIME AT CONGRESS? Or would you just like to know where you are going? Then come along to the Congress Reception Desk on Tuesday 27th March at 16.00 hrs and join us for a tour of the facilities available. Further details can be found on the Congress Reception Desk. MEALS All meals, including breakfast, will be served in the Garden Restaurant. Breakfast 07.00 – 09.00 hrs Wednesday & Thursday 07.00 – 09.30 hrs Friday Buffet Lunch: 13.00 – 14.00 hrs Wednesday 13.00 – 14.00 hrs Thursday On Tuesday evening dinner will be served at 19.00 hrs. This is a sit down meal and will be followed by a wine reception in the Trade Exhibition at 20.30 hrs. Dinner on Wednesday evening will also be a sit down meal, again served at 19.00 hrs. The Dinner Dance on Thursday evening will begin promptly at 20.00 hrs. The dress code is smart and therefore gentlemen should wear jackets and ties. (No jeans and trainers please.) TEA AND COFFEE Refreshments will be served in the Trade Exhibition Hall at the following times: Wednesday Thursday 10.45 – 11.15 hrs 10.30 – 11.00 hrs and and 16.00 – 16.30 hrs 15.30 – 16.15 hrs General Information 7
General Information  THE VENUE All accommodation will be located around the main conference building. The full Scientific ...
General Information TRADE EXHIBITION The Trade Exhibition is situated in the International Arena within the main conference venue. Opening times are: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 14.00 – 17.00 and 20.30 – 23.00 hrs 09.00 – 17.00 hrs 09.00 – 16.15 hrs Win an iPad2 Last year at Congress 2011, the trade companies teamed up to offer First Time Attendees to Congress the chance to win an iPad. The winner was Megan Woodberry from Imperial College, London. Also £350 was donated to AS-ET through the trade companies’ efforts. This year - it’s even better! The Exhibitors have organised a Quiz which is open to ALL Congress delegates and the prize is amazing too! The winner will receive a fantastic iPad2. To be eligible to win this prize, please visit each participating stand that has asked a Question. All of the Questions are listed in the last, two pages of this Handbook. Then simply fill in the Answer Sheet (available at the Congress Reception Desk) and hand it into the Datesand stand by 13.00 hrs on Thursday for your chance to win. All you need to do is attend the trade exhibition and find out the answers. Come on and give it a go – what have you got to lose? AGM The 26th Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Animal Technology will be held in the Atlas Theatre at 18.00 hrs on Tuesday. A full Agenda appears on page 18 and all delegates are encouraged to attend. LECTURES AND PAPERS The Platform Programme will be held in the Atlas Theatre. Please refer to pages 30 to 40 within the Scientific Programme section for all information on the Paper Presentations. The Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture (formerly known as the Special Guest Lecture) will be given by Professor Paul Flecknell, Newcastle University. His paper is entitled “All creatures grunt and smell - The ups and downs of animal anaesthesia” and the abstract can be found on page 41. 8 General Information
General Information  TRADE EXHIBITION The Trade Exhibition is situated in the International Arena within the main conferen...
General Information Kevin Dolan 1926 - 2011 Following the sad passing of Kevin Dolan in July 2011, the IAT Council wished to honour his memory in some way. It was agreed that the Special Guest Lecture at the annual IAT Congress would be renamed until further notice as the “Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture”. Despite joining the world of animal technology somewhat later in life than most, the impact Kevin had on the industry was outstanding. He joined the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) laboratories at Mill Hill in 1970, moved to the new Clare Hall premises when they opened in the mid 1980s initially as a cage washing attendant but rapidly moved through the ranks to become a Senior Animal Technologist. Kevin gained his IAT Fellowship in 1977 at the same time as gaining a Diploma in Law to add to his theological qualifications. Even though retired in 1987, Kevin continued his association with CRUK and was a member of their Ethical Review Committee until approximately 2009. His contributions to the IAT included service on IAT Council and Journal Editor for several years, standing down only on retirement from CRUK. In recognition of his service Kevin was made an Honorary Member of the Institute. Kevin later became a Vice-President of the Institute, staying until his 80th birthday when he decided to make way in favour of someone younger. Further contributions to the Industry included his books Introduction to Laboratory Animal Law, now in its second edition, and Ethics, Animals and Science, as well as many contributions to other books and articles on the subjects of Law and Ethics. However, it was as a teacher that Kevin had the most impact. Initially Kevin began teaching Religious Studies and Maths at the Working Men’s College at Mornington Crescent in London. From the Working Men’s College (WMC) he went on to support the IAT courses, initially at Barnet College and then in 1994, the City of Westminster College. Here Kevin taught on the Postgraduate Diploma/ MSc course, having a few years before helped Steve Barnett put together the syllabus for the ethics and law sections. Latterly, Kevin taught on Medical Technology courses at City of Westminster, extending his influence amongst others to Ophthalmologists, Paramedics and Cardiothoracic technicians and was still teaching until the end of 2010 when he had decided that he would retire for a third time. In addition to his College teaching commitments, Kevin was also teaching for much of the time on Personal Licence Modular training courses, having started working for Bioscientific Events when it was formed in 1990. The IAT Council felt that as Kevin had given so much over the years to animal technologists it would be a fitting tribute to have a Memorial Lecture in his honour at the annual Congress. This year Professor Paul Flecknell will deliver the inaugural Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture to bring Congress 2012 to a close on Thursday afternoon. General Information 9
General Information  Kevin Dolan 1926 - 2011  Following the sad passing of Kevin Dolan in July 2011, the IAT Council wishe...
General Information POSTERS Posters will be displayed on Wednesday and Thursday in the Lobby Area adjacent to the International Arena. Meet the Authors - all poster authors will be in attendance at their posters to answer questions from delegates on: Wednesday Thursday 14.00 – 15.00 hrs 15.30 – 16.15 hrs Six Poster Presentations will also take place on Thursday afternoon in the Room Zest 1 between 14.00 – 15.30 hrs. A schedule and synopsis of each presentation appear on pages 42 to 45. Abstracts of the other poster displays start on page 46. WORKSHOPS To attend any of the 7 workshops, please register as soon as possible on arrival at the Congress Reception Desk. A programme and review on each Workshop appears on page 52 onwards. All Workshops are CPD credited. How to achieve minimum standards of aseptic technique - Noelia Workshop 1:  Lopez-Salesansky, Lucy Whitfield Workshop 2:  The principles and applications of sterilisation - Ron Raymond, Adrian Deeny, Gary Childs Workshop 3: Introduction to rodent necropsy - Ian Garrod Workshop 4: Dispelling myths, being honest and open - Bella Williams Workshop 5: Taking good care of minipigs - Adrian Zeltner Workshop 6:  Assessing pain using facial expressions of laboratory animals Matthew Leach Workshop 7:  Practicalities of mouse handling (taming anxiety in laboratory mice) - John Waters 10 General Information
General Information  POSTERS Posters will be displayed on Wednesday and Thursday in the Lobby Area adjacent to the Interna...
General Information PRIZES AND AWARDS The First Time Presenter Paper Historically, the annual Jack Mundy Prize has previously been awarded at Congress for the best paper given by a Junior Technician but in 2004 the competition was opened up to include anyone who has not formally given a presentation before at a conference. Three First Time presenters will participate this year, starting at 11.35 hrs on Wednesday and thanks to B&K Marshall’s sponsorship, a generous monetary gift will be awarded to the winner after the Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture on Thursday afternoon. Arthur Edward “Jack” Mundy FIAT was thought of by his peers as the founder of the Animal Technicians Association (ATA) in 1950. During the early years as Honorary Secretary, he worked very hard to make the Association work and raise the original membership of 200. By 1960, it had doubled to 400 members. When the Laboratory Animal Centre (LAC) discontinued their support of an annual Congress, it was Jack who petitioned for the ATA to take over and he organised the first one in Bangor with the help of his wife, Mimi. The following year, it was held at the Royal Veterinary College where he worked as Chief Technician and there were two exhibitors! When the organisation became too big for two people to manage, the Congress Committee was formed. On his retirement, Jack was awarded Life Membership of the IAT. Best Poster The award for Best Poster will be presented after the Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture on Thursday afternoon and we are delighted that Lillico are continuing to sponsor this. A selection panel, nominated by IAT Council, judge according to the criteria of best content, clarity and quality of presentation. The winner receives a cash prize which will be presented after the Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture on Thursday afternoon. General Information 11
General Information  PRIZES AND AWARDS The First Time Presenter Paper Historically, the annual Jack Mundy Prize has previo...
General Information Journal Article – Marjorie (Sandiford) Whittingham Prize Animal Technology and Welfare Congratulations to Mikaella Bennie, Christopher Loaring and Steven Trim, authors of the winning 2011 Journal Article Prize for the paper ‘Laboratory husbandry of arboreal tarantulas (Theraphosidae) and evaluation of environmental enrichment’ published in ATW Volume 10 No 3 December 2011. They are also taking an active part in Congress 2012 and it is double congratulations to all three of them as they have also won the Andrew Blake Tribute Award this year. Mikaella will therefore present the paper on Wednesday morning after Christopher has given his First Time Presentation. Steven is a Poster Presenter on Thursday afternoon. About the co-authors: Chris Loaring Surrounded by hundreds of spiders and snakes every day would make most people balk at the idea but it is day-to-day work for animal technologists like Chris Loaring at Venomtech, the UK’s only commercial venom lab. Chris has always been fascinated by all creatures, great and small and as a child, kept lizards. When he moved to Canterbury to study History at the University of Kent, his collection expanded to include monitor lizards, venomous invertebrates, crocodilians, exotic mammals and snakes. From 2008 Chris began focusing on venomous species and their safe handling and responsible maintenance with an ambition to one day work with them professionally. This ambition was fulfilled upon him joining Venomtech in August 2011. Foregoing looking for crawly things under rocks and instead working with them in the laboratory, Chris brought his experience working with some of the world’s deadliest animals and a keen interest in science together to maintain a safe, ethical and efficient animal unit. His first time presentation paper at 12.15 hrs on Wednesday is entitled ‘Refining laboratory husbandry of dangerous snakes of the family Elapidae’. Steve Trim Ten years in the pharmaceutical industry with Pfizer led Steve from molecular biology, to pharmacology, anatomy, biochemistry and biological safety as well as managing drug discovery projects with in vivo studies alongside in vitro tarantula venom work. After being made redundant in Feb 2010, Steve swiftly joined Venomtech in March 2010, putting together the experience gained in pharmaceutical drug discovery with an interest in keeping snakes and tarantulas as pets. Venomtech’s mission is to provide venoms for biological drug discovery, previously difficult to obtain in the UK and Venomtech now holds over 50 species of venomous snake and over 100 invertebrate species. One of the big challenges of providing venom is working with venomous animals where there are very few safe standard working practices and little known about the majority of the species in the scientific community. Therefore another one of Venomtech’s key missions is to develop safe working practices with these animals and research their needs in the laboratory environment wherever possible. Steve will present his poster ‘Dangerous animals and avoiding disaster’ on Thursday afternoon in Room Zest 1. Marjorie (Sandiford) Whittingham was a late arrival on Council in 1966 serving 11 years until she retired from work in the late 1970s. For the 7 years prior to her retirement, she was Secretary to the Institute and was also a Member of the Exam Board for all of those 11 years. Marjorie’s husband, Dick Whittingham and Council set up the prize fund after her untimely death in Kenya where they had retired to. The enormity of the amount of work that Marjorie completed during that period made her shorter service even more exceptional. 12 General Information
General Information  Journal Article     Marjorie  Sandiford  Whittingham Prize  Animal Technology and Welfare Congratulat...
General Information THE ANDREW BLAKE TRIBUTE AWARD The Andrew Blake Tribute Award commemorates the work and life of Andrew Blake, who suffered from Friedrich’s ataxia, a hereditary condition described as one of the “worst of neurological diseases”. Andrew died in May 2002 aged 39. Andrew was passionate about the need to support scientists in their work and his commitment to speaking out against animal rights activists took up much of the last ten years of his life. He died shortly before he was to collect his MBE. Sponsored by AstraZeneca, the Andrew Blake Tribute Award is given to the animal technologist judged to have made the most significant contribution to improving standards in laboratory animal welfare over the previous twelve months. Winner 2012 -  aboratory Husbandry of Arboreal Tarantulas L (Theraphosidae) and Evaluation of Environmental Enrichment Mikaella Bennie, Christopher Loaring and Steven Trim Mikaella will give this paper on Wednesday at 12.35 hrs and afterwards will be presented with an engraved glass plaque and cash award of £250.00 to share with her co-authors, Chris and Steve. A full transcript of this paper was published in the December 2011 issue of Animal Technology and Welfare. THE ANDREW BLAKE TRIBUTE AWARD SPONSORED BY ASTRAZENECA General Information 13
General Information  THE ANDREW BLAKE  TRIBUTE AWARD The Andrew Blake Tribute Award commemorates the work and life of Andr...
General Information THE ANDREW BLAKE TRIBUTE AWARD About the principal author: Mikaella Bennie With an inherent love of the type of creatures that make most people’s blood run cold, Mikaella Bennie works in a most unusual field – she is an animal technologist for the UK’s only commercial venom production facility, Venomtech Ltd. Responsible for over 100 species of invertebrate and 50 species of venomous snake, she describes her job as a ‘dream come true’. However, she hasn’t always loved spiders. In fact, there was a time when she was terrified of them but Mika was determined to pursue a career that would enable her to work with all cold-blooded animals that she loved so much. So in 2004, she contacted the British Herpetological Society (BHS) and volunteered the editing and design skills that she had honed from her previous career, to them and seven years later, she still volunteers for them having designed the Society’s website, taken on the role of Newsletter Editor and previously held the post of Associate Editor for the Society’s flagship publication, the Herpetological Journal. She is also a member of the Society’s education committee. Overcoming her fear of spiders quite spectacularly (after an incident involving an arboreal tarantula, a box with no lid and half a coke bottle!) during her training at Venomtech, Mika realised that spiders are quite amazing creatures. She quickly embraced a role in animal technology, rearing spiderlings, cultivating flies as spider food and finding ways to improve husbandry for her leggy charges. With her dedicated approach to her work, Mika has helped ensure that the running of Venomtech’s animal units continue to go from strength to strength. She is currently studying for a BSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Management at the University of Kent. THE ANDREW BLAKE TRIBUTE AWARD SPONSORED BY ASTRAZENECA 14 General Information
General Information  THE ANDREW BLAKE  TRIBUTE AWARD About the principal author   Mikaella Bennie With an inherent love of...
AAALAC International Technician 2012 Fellowship Award We welcome Jean Kundert, the 2012 US Recipient to Congress 2012. Jean Kundert, BS, RLATG, is the 2012 U.S. recipient of the AAALAC International Technician Fellowship Award. Jean is the Facility Manager for the Animal Resources Center at Montana State University where she manages and coordinates the daily operation of central and satellite laboratory animal facilities, including those requiring high bio-containment (biosafety level two or three). Along with membership in National AALAS, Jean is a founding member of the Northern Rocky Mountain Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. She has written extensively on the subject of hepatocytes, and her work has appeared in publications including Hepatology, Genesis and the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. Jean is a graduate of Montana State University and has advanced training in embryo transfer and cryopreservation, and BSL-3 Science and Safety. General Information Mark Gardiner, 2011 UK Recipient Mark Gardiner MIAT RAnTech won the 2011 UK award. Mark is the Training, Facility and Resource Manager for the Mary Lyon Centre, MRC Harwell, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. He is also an active member of the MRC Biological Services group where he has developed new training for technologists and worked to standardise mouse welfare terminology to ensure left to right: Mark Gardiner, Jose consistent care and welfare needs are met when (Pepe) Figueroa, President of Priority One Services Inc, sponsors and Dr discussing welfare requirements around the world. Christian E Newcomer, Executive He received his Higher National Certificate along Director of AAALAC (right) with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the City of Westminster College and has completed advanced training in managing quality systems, health and safety and teacher training. Read about Mark’s experience visiting the US at http://www.aaalac.org/about/ AAALAC_Fellowship_Mark_Gardiner_2011_Final_Version.pdf Details on applying for the 2012 UK Award can be found on Page 25. General Information 15
AAALAC International Technician 2012 Fellowship Award  We welcome Jean Kundert, the 2012 US Recipient to Congress 2012. Je...
General Information CONGRESS BADGES It is important that you wear your badge at all times during the day and in the evening. You will not gain access to the exhibition hall, papers, posters, workshops, restaurants or bars, including all social functions, if you are not wearing it. If you lose your badge, please report your loss immediately to a member of the Congress Committee. MOBILE PHONES, PAGERS, CAMERAS AND CAMERA PHONES Out of courtesy to speakers and other delegates, pagers and mobile phones must be switched off or put on non-audible alerts BEFORE entering the main lecture theatre and the rooms hosting the posters and workshops. Mobile phones and mobile phone cameras MUST NOT be used in any of the scientific sessions at Congress. This includes the paper sessions, trade exhibition, workshops and poster rooms – the latter where poster authors are in attendance or not. Use of cameras is permitted at social functions, although not please, where these take place in the trade exhibition areas. ENQUIRIES Delegates are advised to contact the Congress Reception Desk if they have any queries or comments regarding Congress. R C artelust bv H P.O.Box 2170 5001 CD Tilburg The Netherlands Tel: + 31 13 4555189 Fax: + 31 13 4550175 E-mail: info@hartelust.net Macaca fascicularis Macaca mulatta Beagle dogs Purpose bred for research use Health screened for a range of organisms Quarantined before shipment Full documentation with every delivery Direct delivery in own vehicle Prices and terms request
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Notice of AGM TWENTY SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY AGENDA 1. Apologies for absence Minutes of the 25th Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Animal 2.  Technology held on 12th April 2011 in Southport 3.  Matters arising from the Minutes, which were published in full on the Members Section of the IAT website and an abridged version in the Bulletin Vol. 47 No: 6 June 2011 4. Correspondence 5. Annual Report 6. Financial Report 7. Appointment of the Auditor 8. Council Objectives for 2012 9. Election of Officers: (i) President (ii) Vice-Presidents (iii) Council 10. Proposals for Honorary and Life Membership 11. Any other business Wendy Steel, Hon. Secretary Steve Owen, Chair of Council THE AGM IS OPEN TO ALL DELEGATES Please attend at 18.00 hrs in the Atlas Theatre COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2012 There were only six nominations for the eight vacancies on Council, no ballot took place and therefore the following were elected to serve on Council for a three year term as from May 2012. 1 4 Norman Mortell 2 Cathy Godfrey 5 Allan Thornhill 3 18 Jas Barley Sarah Lane 6 Debbi Young General Information
Notice of AGM  TWENTY SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY AGENDA 1.   Apologies for absence...
General Information BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology University of Manchester The IAT is delighted to announce that starting this Autumn, the University of Manchester will be offering a BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology (LASAT). This course will offer, via distance learning, a truly dedicated degree programme for the career development of animal technologists and animal facility managers. In addition, individual units from the programme will also be available as part of your Continuing Professional Development. Representatives of the University of Manchester will be attending the Exhibitors’ Reception on Tuesday evening and Dr Nick Ashton will also be presenting a seminar on Wednesday morning for all interested delegates. (See the Platform Programme for timings/venue and a synopsis.) Leaflets and information on the University of Manchester will be available on the exhibition stand however it will not be fully manned during Congress. Therefore, any queries can be directed through the IAT stand or after Congress by emailing LASAT@manchester.ac.uk 22 General Information
General Information  BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology University of Manchester The IAT is delighted to anno...
Call for nominations now open for the 2012 AAALAC International Fellowship Award If you are an IAT Registered Technician (RAnTech) apply today! (Deadline is 1 June 2012) The AAALAC International Fellowship recognises two outstanding technicians - one IAT Registered (RAnTech) and one AALAS Registered (RALAT, RLAT, RLATG, CMAR) - who have made (or have the potential to make) significant contributions to the field of laboratory animal care and use. This fellowship is valued at more than £3000. The UK winner will receive a week-long guest visit to a prestigious biomedical research facility in the USA this Autumn plus complimentary attendance at the AALAS National meeting, the USA’s largest laboratory animal science and technology meeting (all registration, travel and accommodation expenses are included, along with a daily allowance for meals and out-of-pocket expenses). TO APPLY: 1.  rite a brief letter nominating yourself (or have someone write this W letter on your behalf) 2.  Include a 500-word written statement describing why you should be selected 3. Include a copy of your CV 4. Include no more than three letters of support TIPS: Be sure to address these points in your application... l  hat have you done to promote animal welfare and refinement in your W workplace? l  hat have you done to promote animal welfare and refinement outside W of your workplace? l  ow have you shared your knowledge of laboratory animal care with H others? l f you are selected, how will this award benefit your career and your I associates? l  ow will you translate this experience back to your workplace and your H local association? l  oes your application include evidence of leadership or leadership D potential and participation with posters, presentations or publications? l  ave you participated in overseas meetings in the past? H Winners are expected to share their experiences briefly by preparing a written report for AAALAC International and publish a paper in Animal Technology and Welfare - The official Journal of the IAT and EFAT. They will also be expected to present their experiences at a national or local conference. Mail, fax or e-mail your application materials by 1 June 2012 to: AAALAC International c/o The International Fellowship Selection Committee 5283 Corporate Drive, Suite 203 Frederick, MD 21703 USA (Fax) +301.696.9627 (E-mail) accredit@aaalac.org For complete details and a list of selection criteria, visit: http://www.aaalac.org/ about/fellowship.cfm The AAALAC International Fellowship Award is presented by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International through a grant by Priority One Services, Inc. and in co-operation with AALAS, IAT, NC3Rs, the Medical Research Council and the National Institutes of Health. Don’t delay get your application in now! Gary Childs, the 2007 winner, with the staff at NIH Pete Willan receiving his award from Dr Christian E Newcomer, Executive Director of AAALAC in 2008 Carol Fox FIAT RAnTech was the 2009 recipient Laura Foster MIAT RAnTech Senior Animal Technologist at AstraZeneca, 2010 winner Mark Gardiner accepting his award from Dr Christian E Newcomer in 2011 General Information 25
Call for nominations now open for the  2012 AAALAC International Fellowship Award If you are an IAT Registered Technician ...
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2012 Charity Raffle  CAMBRIDGE AND WEST MIDDLESEX BRANCHES HAVE NOMINATED  We   re working towards a future without dement...
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2012 Charity Raffle  We are committed to helping the public understand dementia, its impact and the progress scientists ar...
General Information The London Branch on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support wishes to thank everyone who contributed to last year’s charity General Information 29
General Information  The London Branch on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support wishes to thank everyone who contributed to l...
Scientific Programme WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH VENUE: ATLAS THEATRE Time Event 09.10 - 09.15 Opening of Congress 2012 Andy Jackson Chair Congress Committee The animals in science regulation unit – What’s new? Judy MacArthur-Clark Is freedom of information just another stick to beat us with? David Pruce An update on rodent euthanasia: Carbon dioxide and alternative inhalation techniques Huw Golledge COFFEE SEMINAR – Room Zest 1 BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology Nick Ashton Still fishy after all these years Carole Wilson FIRST TIME PRESENTERS – sponsored by B&K Marshall Can you make a fish happy? – A discussion on the current level of environmental enrichment for Zebrafish Carly Nicholls Derivation and care of Axenic pigs Adnan Avdic-Belltheus Refining laboratory husbandry of dangerous snakes of the family Elapidae Christopher Loaring 09.15 - 09.45 09.45 - 10.15 10.15 - 10.45 10.45 - 11.15 11.15 - 12.15 11.15 - 11.35 11.35 - 11.55 11.55 - 12.15 12.15 - 12.35 12.35 - 13.00 13.00 - 14.00 14.00 - 15.00 14.00 - 16.00 16.00 - 16.30 16.30 - 18.30 30 ScientificcProgramme Scientifi Programme ANDREW BLAKE TRIBUTE AWARD – sponsored by AstraZeneca Presentation of the winning paper Laboratory husbandry of Arboreal Tarantulas (Theraphosidae) and evaluation of environmental enrichment Mikaella Bennie LUNCH Meet the poster authors – Lobby Area adjacent to International Arena Workshop Sessions – various locations Full details on page 52 onwards TEA Workshop Sessions – various locations Full details on page 52 onwards
Scientific Programme WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH VENUE  ATLAS THEATRE Time  Event  09.10 - 09.15  Opening of Congress 2012 Andy J...
Scientific Programme THURSDAY 14th APRIL VENUE: ATLAS THEATRE Time Event 09.00 - 09.30 Reducing stress by jacket training Cynomolgus macaques for ECG recording Janine Hygate and Rebecca Allison Axenic to Zoonotic: Dealing with the terminology used to define health status of animals Adrian Deeney Impact on breeding performances of mice housed in IVCs at 50 air changes per hour Giuliano Grignaschi COFFEE Workshop Sessions – various locations Full details on page 52 onwards Whose house is it anyway? Pilar Browne Taming anxiety in laboratory mice Jane Hurst WORKSHOP SESSIONS WORKSHOP 7 - Practicalities of mouse handling John Waters 09.30 - 10.00 10.00 - 10.30 10.30 - 11.00 11.00 - 13.00 11.00 - 11.30 11.30 - 12.00 12.00 - 13.00 (This workshop is linked to the above presentation by Jane Hurst) 13.00 - 14.00 14.00 - 15.30 15.30 - 16.15 15.30 - 16.15 16.15 - 17.00 17.00 - 17.15 LUNCH POSTER PRESENTATIONS – sponsored by Lillico Biotechnology Room Zest 1 – Full details on page 42 onwards Meet the poster authors – Lobby Area adjacent to International Arena TEA KEVIN DOLAN MEMORIAL LECTURE: ALL CREATURES GRUNT AND SMELL – THE UPS AND DOWNS OF ANIMAL ANAESTHESIA Paul Flecknell – Abstract features on page 41 Presentation of Awards First Time Presenters – sponsored by B&K Marshall (Jack Mundy Prize) Best Poster – sponsored by Lillico Biotechnology Journal Article 2011 – Animal Technology and Welfare (Marjorie (Sandiford) Whittingham Memorial Prize) AAALAC International Technician 2012 Fellowship Close of Congress: Steve Owen Chair Institute of Animal Technology Scientific Programme 31
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Platform Programme WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH VENUE: ATLAS THEATRE 09.10 Opening of Congress 2012 Andy Jackson MIAT RAnTech Chair Congress Committee Chair: Fiona McEwen BSc BVM&S PhD MSc  Vice President Institute of Animal Technology MRCVS 09.15 The animals in science regulation unit - What’s new? Judy MacArthur Clark CBE MRCVS  in Science Regulation Unit, The Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London Animals SW1P 4DF  October 2011, the Home Office announced the formation of the new Animals In in Science Regulation Unit. ASRU integrates the work of the Home Office Inspectorate and their administrative colleagues - both licensing staff and those developing policy. The unified organisation is intended to provide a more efficient and effective service for all stakeholders. This presentation will explain the vision and key goals of the new Unit and how the changes are being implemented.  It will also provide an update on progress with transposition of the new Directive and with the delivery of the Coalition Agreement to work towards reducing the use of animals in research. 09.45 Is freedom of information just another stick to beat us with? David Pruce Bpharm MRPharmS Understanding Animal Research, 25 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EG  The public has a right to know what is done with its taxes and this has been enshrined in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  This act has led to a radical change in government openness and it is possible to obtain an array of information from public bodies like universities.  However, Freedom of Information requests create a lot of work for universities and other public bodies subject to the FOIA. Recently, Paul Nurse said that Britain’s Freedom of Information (FOI) laws are being used as an aggressive “tool of intimidation” against university researchers engaged in controversial studies that have political implications.  How do we balance the public’s right to know with protecting intellectual property and the safety of researchers? There are a number of exemptions to FOIA, which may provide a legitimate reason for withholding information. These provide legitimate defence against inappropriate FOI requests.  This presentation will briefly review the sector’s experience of dealing with FOI requests, how to protect ourselves against inappropriate FOIs and what we should be lobbying for to protect for the future. It will also look at how encouraging openness can reduce the impact of the FOIA on public bodies. Finally it will try to answer the question of whether FOI is good for animal research or yet another stick to beat us with. Scientific Programme 33
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Platform Programme WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH 10.15  update on rodent euthanasia: Carbon dioxide and alternative inhalation An techniques Huw Golledge BSc PhD  Newcastle University, Comparative Biology Centre, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH Debate continues regarding the humaneness of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as a euthanasia agent for laboratory rodents. Some foreign regulatory bodies such as the Canadian Council on Animal Care no longer regard CO2 as an acceptable euthanasia agent, recommending the use of Isoflurane instead. Whilst still permitting the use of CO2 the new European Directive (2010/63/EU) also now accepts the use of the inert gases Argon and Nitrogen as well as Isoflurane. These changes are largely based on evidence that CO2 is aversive and that the alternatives may be less aversive. I will examine the scientific rationale behind these changes and discuss whether this means that we should change our approach to euthanasia in the UK.  We have examined whether mice, which undergo euthanasia with either CO2 or Isoflurane in their home-cage show less signs of agitation and / or distress than mice euthanased in an unfamiliar cage. Mice exposed to Isoflurane showed significantly higher rates of behaviours, which could be associated with excitation and stress such as running, jumping and ataxia than those exposed to CO2. However, the incidence of signs of agitation amongst Isoflurane-treated mice was significantly reduced amongst those treated in their home-cages. I  will also present evidence that neither Nitrogen nor Argon appear to be humane euthanasia agents for rodents despite their inclusion in the EU Directive. Finally I will outline our current approach to measuring the aversiveness of various  euthanasia agents, which may in future provide more definitive answers on which agent is most humane. 10.45 COFFEE/TEA UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER SEMINAR – Room Zest 1 11.15 BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology Dr Nick Ashton Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT  this presentation I will formally announce the launch of the University of In Manchester’s new part-time distance learning BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology. As Programme Director of the new degree I have been involved in the development of the curriculum in conjunction with the Institute of Animal Technology and employers in the animal technology sector. I will present an overview of the new BSc programme, including the aims and objectives of the programme, the course structure, the online delivery of teaching materials and the support systems that are in place to help students throughout their studies. I will discuss the commitments required of both the student and their employer for the successful completion of the degree. There will be ample opportunity for both prospective students and employers to ask questions and explore the benefits of the degree programme to career progression. 34 Scientific Programme
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Platform Programme WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH Chair: Philip Ruddock MIAT IAT Council Member and Bulletin Editor 11.15 Still fishy after all these years Carole Wilson MIAT BSc Molecular Genetics (Hons) ish Facility Division of Biosciences, University College London, Gower Street, F London WC1E 6BT  Zebrafish have flourished as a model organism in the last 15 years and currently there are at least 600 laboratories around the world with Zebrafish facilities. In 2010, the Home Office reported an increase of the use of fish by 23% on 2009.  Over the last eleven years, I have witnessed this rise. With the change in legislation due to come into force in 2013, I will be looking back on some of the health and welfare challenges we have faced and look forward to the challenges of the future where a greater emphasis on welfare, husbandry and an increase in understanding of the requirements of Zebrafish will be required. FIRST TIME PRESENTERS – sponsored by B&K Marshall 11.35  Can you make a fish happy? - A discussion on the current level of environmental enrichment for Zebrafish Carly Nicholls BSc (Hons) University College London, Zebrafish Facility, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT Although there have been in roads into defining suitable environmental enrichment for laboratory Zebrafish, it is still an area currently lacking in definitive speciesspecific research, standardisation of approaches, with a lack of scientifically appropriate enrichment tools and is often seemingly based on anthropomorphic assumptions.  this context, there is a need for discussion over the appropriateness of In enrichment and the type of enrichments with a need to collate and further the research into Zebrafish environmental enrichment to determine what, if anything can make a fish happy. 11.55 Derivation and care of Axenic pigs Adnan Avdic-Belltheus L2 Dip BSc Royal Veterinary College, Royal College Street, London NW1 0TU This paper discusses the challenges of deriving gnotobiotic piglets through open  caesarean and subsequent preservation of germfree status. Discussed topics include estimate of parturition, sedation and anaesthesia of a heavily gravid domestic sow, axenic caesarean and resuscitation, rearing of colostrum deprived piglets, bespoke isolated housing, maintenance of germfree environment and microbiological monitoring.  12.15 Refining laboratory husbandry of dangerous snakes of the family Elapidae Christopher Loaring BA (Hons) Venomtech Limited, PO Box 468, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 1BD Unlike rodent management, captive maintenance of venomous snakes poses a  considerably greater risk to operators and those around them: specific protocols are, therefore, required. Traditional techniques used by hobbyists and professionals involve frequent direct contact; agreed-upon safety procedures exist in the form Scientific Programme 35
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Platform Programme WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH of antivenom and the knowledge of its use although this is a reactive solution as opposed to proactive avoidance of a bite in the first place.  This paper discusses novel maintenance procedures that greatly reduce the risk presented by traditional techniques. I work with over fifty species of venomous snake but this paper will focus on species of the family Elapidae. Many elapids are nervous, agile and possess fast-acting neurotoxic venom, which combined with a willingness to use it means separation between operator and snake is critical. Standard husbandry techniques such as feeding and cleaning therefore need to maintain this separation in order to cultivate a safe working environment. Procedures presented here show contact-free management of elapids through the use of modified enclosures based on really useful boxes (Really Useful Products Ltd) and utilising the snakes’ natural behaviours. Cobras (Naja), Mambas (Dendroaspis) and Taipans (Oxyuranus) are used as example species but these techniques are also applicable to a wide variety of other venomous snakes. Use of these novel techniques as part of the laboratory management procedure reduces stress from traditional handling techniques and minimises the risk of envenomation subsequently refining safe laboratory management of dangerous snakes. ANDREW BLAKE TRIBUTE AWARD – sponsored by AstraZeneca Presentation of Winning Paper 12.35  Laboratory husbandry of Arboreal Tarantulas (Theraphosidae) and evaluation of environmental enrichment Mikaella Bennie  Venomtech Limited, PO Box 468, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 1BD  Environmental enrichment has long been recognised as an integral part of sound husbandry practice for vertebrates but its impact on invertebrates is relatively understudied. The successful maintenance of Arboreal Tarantulas (Theraphosidae) in a laboratory environment requires an effective husbandry protocol coupled with appropriate environmental enrichment. In order to develop such a protocol, three species of tropical Arboreal Theraphosid were observed over a six-month period and detailed husbandry records kept. To examine the effects of environmental enrichment on theraphosids, a study group of Psalmopoeus Cambridgei juveniles were maintained in enriched and unenriched environments and their activity patterns monitored and behavioural data recorded. Examination of this data revealed that spiders maintained in unenriched enclosures were more aggressive and exhibited a much stronger flight response than their counterparts. These negative behaviours were a sharp disparity between the positive behaviours exhibited by the enriched spiders, which subsequently fared better in the captive laboratory environment. 13.00 LUNCH 14.00 POSTER AUTHORS IN ATTENDANCE – Lobby Area adjacent to International Arena  14.00 WORKSHOP SESSIONS Venues, timings, running orders and details appear on page 52. 16.00 TEA/COFFEE 16.30 WORKSHOP SESSIONS Venues, timings, running orders and details appear on page 52. 36 Scientific Programme
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Platform Programme THURSDAY 29th MARCH VENUE: ATLAS THEATRE Chair: David Anderson BVMS MVM MRCVS Superintendent Inspectorate Home Office (Retired) and Veterinary Adviser, Pentland Management Systems 09.00 Reducing stress by jacket training Cynomolgus macaques for ECG recording Janine Hygate MIAT RAnTech NACWO and Rebecca Allison  Huntingdon Life Sciences Ltd, Woolley Road, Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 4HS In  2010 we introduced a non-invasive fully ambulatory method for recording ECGs in Cynomolgus macaques. This presentation will cover where we started, the challenges that we overcame and the refinements that we have made in the jacket design and animal training process. We shall also discuss the significant animal welfare benefits that have been identified as a result of the introduction of the method. 09.30  Axenic to Zoonotic: dealing with the terminology used to define health status of animals Adrian Deeney BSc (Hons) CBiol FSB University College London, Biological Services, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT  What is the difference between an axenic and a gnotobiotic mouse? Why is the Schaedler flora important? Where can you maintain SPF but not SOPF animals? What organisms are commensal or zoonotic? There is a wide range of terminology designed to help in understanding the health status of laboratory animals. However, unless the animal technologist knows the meaning of these terms, they may not only be baffling but could also lead to catastrophic outcomes in the animal facility. Therefore, understanding the terminology enables the animal facility staff to maintain the animals in a way that protects the health status of the incoming animals, or that of the resident population. In this way, terminology influences the type of housing used – isolators, IVCs, open cages – and how animals need to be handled during daily husbandry and experimental procedures. However, terminology is only a guide and should not be a substitute for more rigorous assessment of animal quality. Impact on breeding performances of mice housed in IVCs at 50 air changes per 10.00  hour Giuliano Grignaschi BSc  stituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via La Masa 19, 20156 Milano, Italy I  The 50 Air Changes per Hour (ACH) setting of IVCs in combination with a “beddingonly” change procedure every two weeks and over a period of 26 weeks has been previously shown to affect negatively the Production Efficiency Index (PEI) in C57Bl/6 trios when the air is injected from the rear bottom of the cage. This reduction in the PEI is not detectable when the number of air changes per hour is set at 75 and the air is injected from the rear top of the cage. To  determine whether the impact on breeding performances in C57Bl/6 trios is due to the lower number of air changes per hour, the point of injection or a combination of the two conditions, we compared the performances of two IVC systems. The first is pre-set at 50 ACH and with the air injected in the cage from the rear bottom, the second normally operating at 75 ACH and with the air injected from the rear top of the cage, was set at 50 ACH in order to work in a comparable quantitative condition in terms of air changes the main difference being the point of air injection. Scientific Programme 37
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Platform Programme THURSDAY 29th MARCH  both systems the PEI was reduced and comparable with our previous findings, In indicating that 50 ACH are not suitable when cage cleaning is accomplished only by changing the bedding. In addition, the number of litters cannibalised in the system with the air injected into the cage from the rear bottom was 35% higher and the body weight at weaning of both males and females was significantly lower (p<0.0001). These findings strongly suggest that there is a lack of flexibility when IVCs are set at 50 ACH. While there appear to be no great differences between the two systems in terms of pups weaned per female per week, the impact on body weight at weaning and increased cannibalism of pups in the system where air is injected at animal level certainly requires further investigation. 10.30 COFFEE/TEA Chair: John Gregory BSc (Hons) FIAT CBiol MSB RAnTech Life Member, Chair Board of Educational Policy and Chair of Registration Board 11.00 WORKSHOP SESSIONS Venues, timings, running orders and details appear on page 52. 11.00 Whose house is it anyway? Pilar Browne BSc (Hons) FIAT Cert Ed PGCPSE University  of Cambridge, University Biomedical Support Services, Greenwich House, Madingley Rise, Cambridge CB3 0TX  The fact that mice deposit urine around their environment to establish a territory is well documented. The urine contains proteins, which are irreversibly lost and must be replaced to maintain health and welfare of the animal concerned. Therefore, forcing excessive deposition should be avoided as much as possible. This should be seen as addressing the third main provision of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 “avoid unnecessary suffering”.  creatures that rely on their sense of sight, rather than smell, it is difficult for As us to look into a soiled cage and fight the urge to clean it out! However, we must move away from this anthropomorphism and think about what the animals would choose.  This study set about looking at the environment the animals choose to live in when given a choice between a soiled cage and a clean cage.  Using specially designed IVC caging, mice were left to soil their caging for various lengths of time and then given access to a clean cage via a connecting tunnel. The mice were then filmed at various times during the dark phase of the light cycle to determine where they chose to build their nest and where most activity (and what activity) occurred.  seeing the choices the mice make themselves, we should be asking ourselves By “whose house is it anyway?”. 11.30 Taming anxiety in laboratory mice Jane L Hurst BSc PhD Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Institute of Integrative Biology,  University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB  Routine handling of laboratory animals is an essential but frequently ignored component of animal experiments that has considerable potential to influence anxiety and aversion to human approach and contact. 38 Scientific Programme
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Platform Programme THURSDAY 29th MARCH  Although domestication has selected against the rapid flight responses of their wild ancestors, laboratory mice still seek to avoid capture and restraint unless they have learned that handling is not harmful.  Our recent studies have shown that the method of handling is critical in determining whether handling induces fear and anxiety responses to human contact (Hurst & West 2010, Nature Methods 7: 825-6). Picking up mice by the tail induces aversion and high anxiety, whereas use of handing tunnels or scooping mice up on the open hand leads to voluntary approach, low anxiety and acceptance of physical restraint.  These responses are consistent across strains and sexes of laboratory mice, across handlers with different levels of prior experience and across the light and dark phases of the diurnal cycle. Using methods that do not induce strong anxiety when this is unnecessary will minimise confounding effects caused by routine handling before and during experiments. In addition to providing more robust scientific outcomes, appropriate choice of handling method will help to enhance the welfare of the many millions of mice that are housed and handled in laboratories worldwide. This presentation will be linked with Workshop 7, to look at the more practical  aspects of this research. WORKSHOP 7 12.00 Practicalities of mouse handling John Waters BSc (Hons) MIAT Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Institute of Integrative Biology,  University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BY This workshop will be linked to the platform paper that Dr Jane Hurst is presenting  entitled ‘taming anxiety in laboratory mice’. This will be a led discussion to address major issues around the handling of mice within animal facilities. Specific difficulties that may be encountered will also be discussed, together with issues surrounding implementation and training and the benefits for animal welfare and for the animal-technologist relationship. Topics include: l alternative methods and practicalities of handling l time costs associated with different methods l effects on the technologist’s working practices l combining health checks with handling l the benefits of handling tubes 13.00 LUNCH Chair: Patrick Hayes FIAT RAnTech DipBA Life Member, Former Member of Congress Committee and Immediate Past Editor of Animal Technology and Welfare 14.00 POSTER PRESENTATIONS – sponsored by Lillico Biotechnology Room Zest 1 Running order and details on page 42 onwards. 15.30 Poster Authors in Attendance – Lobby Area adjacent to International Arena 15.30 TEA/COFFEE (served in the Trade Exhibition Hall) Scientific Programme 39
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Platform Programme THURSDAY 29th MARCH Chair: Steve Owen FIAT RAnTech Chair Institute of Animal Technology 16.15 KEVIN DOLAN MEMORIAL LECTURE A  LL CREATURES GRUNT AND SMELL – The ups and downs of animal anaesthesia Paul Flecknell MA VetMB PhD DECLAM DLAS DECVA (Hon) DACLAM (Hon) FRCVS 17.00  resentation P of Awards: First Time Presenters – sponsored by B&K Marshall  Jack Mundy Prize Best Poster – sponsored by Lillico Biotechnology Journal Article 2011 – Animal Technology and Welfare  Marjorie (Sandiford) Whittingham Memorial Prize – Mikaella Bennie, Christopher Loaring and Steven Trim (Winners) AAALAC International Technician 2012 Fellowship – Jean Kundert (Winner) 17.45 Close of Congress 2012 Steve Owen FIAT RAnTech Chair Institute of Animal Technology 40 Scientific Programme
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KEVIN DOLAN MEMORIAL LECTURE (formerly known as the Special Guest Lecture) ALL CREATURES GRUNT AND SMELL - the ups and downs of animal anaesthesia Professor Paul Flecknell MA VetMB PhD DECLAM DLAS DECVA (Hon) DACLAM (Hon) FRCVS I joined the Medical Research Council in 1977, at a time when analgesic use in all animal species was minimal. The subsequent 35 years have seen tremendous developments in analgesia and anaesthesia and the application of these techniques to implement the 3Rs. However, analgesics are often not administered, particularly to small rodents. Paradoxically, some Institutional Guidelines, recommending repeated administration of high doses of analgesics may result in negative effects on animal welfare - something that I never anticipated when advocating analgesic use in the 1980s. The desire of Institutions and regulators to provide rigid guidelines on anaesthetics, analgesics and euthanasia agents can also produce undesirable consequences. Forbidding the use of particular anaesthetics may have no obvious benefit for animal welfare and may frustrate particular types of research. All of us working with animals, even with advanced technologies, will appreciate that we do not always obtain the outcomes we anticipate. This requires that we need to retain a very flexible approach to anaesthesia and analgesia. Un-cooperative subjects, unpredictable effects of medications and practical issues related to body size, all serve to develop a working ethos of “expect the unexpected”. This lecture will examine both the serious - and not-so-serious - aspects of my career as a veterinary anaesthetist and laboratory animal veterinarian, using a combination of traditional and non-traditional delivery methods. Paul Flecknell qualified from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1976. He completed his PhD at the University of London and is a Diplomate of the European Colleges of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and Laboratory Animal Medicine. He is an Honorary Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal medicine and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Recently he was awarded an Honorary doctorate by the University of Ghent. He is currently Director of the Comparative Biology Centre at the University of Newcastle and is Professor of Laboratory Animal Science. He started his career as a laboratory animal veterinarian at the MRC clinical research centre in Harrow in 1977 and moved to Newcastle in 1985, to become Director of the Centralised Research Animal Facilities. His main research interests are anaesthesia and analgesia of all species of animals and in particular the development of methods of pain assessment. His career has seen the introduction of A(SP)A, EU directives and some major changes in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology. His other interests include walking, bird-watching, photography, computer gaming and cooking. Scientific Programme 41
KEVIN DOLAN MEMORIAL LECTURE  formerly known as the Special Guest Lecture   ALL CREATURES GRUNT AND SMELL -  the ups and d...
Poster Presentations THURSDAY 29th MARCH ROOM ZEST 1 Chair: 14.00 – 15.30 hrs Patrick Hayes FIAT RAnTech DipBA Life Member, Former Congress Committee Member and Immediate Past Editor of Animal Technology and Welfare 10 minutes is allocated to each participant with adequate time to follow to address questions that may arise Each abstract appears on the following pages in the running order as below: Continuous 24 hour inhalation exposure considerations for effective study management Sam Worboys Reduction and refinement of a tumour model system using hollow fibres Alison Ritchie Comparison of pre-metamorphosis diets suitable for Zebrafish fry Heather Callaway Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) catheter placement for intragastric dosing studies in the Göttingen Minipig Adrian Zetler Dangerous animals and avoiding disaster Steven Trim Mazes, cages and what else? Philip Loring 42 ScientificcProgramme Scientifi Programme
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Poster Presentations POSTERS Chair: Patrick Hayes FIAT RAnTech DipBA Life Member, Former Congress Committee Member and Immediate Past Editor of Animal Technology and Welfare Continuous 24 hour inhalation exposure considerations for effective study management Sam Worboys Huntingdon Life Sciences, Woolley Road, Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 4HS Non-clinical safety testing investigations are performed to accepted and documented worldwide regulatory guidelines. One of the primary parameters is duration of exposure. This usually ranges from a period of 20 minutes a day for pharmaceutical products, to 6 hours a day for chemicals and agrochemicals – when risk is associated with a working environment or the use of a product. There are occasions when the hazard or risk is associated with an environmental contaminant and so the study design may demand continuous exposure. This poster details the procedures, working regimen and technical systems required to successfully perform a continuous exposure study, with emphasis on the planning and people management required to accommodate 24 hour exposure. The particular investigation performed was an embryo-foetal study in rats exposed to a gaseous pollutant. Reduction and refinement of a tumour model system using hollow fibres Alison Ritchie University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Division of Pre-Clinical Oncology, Nottingham NG7 2UHA The Hollow Fibre Assay (HFA) was established to bridge the gap between in vitro cell-based assays for assessing drug efficacy and human tumour models. Compared to the traditional xenograft model, the HFA offers several scientific and welfare advantages, including tumour burden reduction and retrieval of the human cells uncontaminated by host cells. We have further refined the model by using tumour cells stably expressing a bioluminescent reporter gene allowing real time imaging of cell viability, thus identifying clear early stage end points. The incorporation of a novel extracellular matrix with a human stroma component mimics the human tumour micro-environment, providing a relevant model for identifying novel anti-cancer compounds. We have also modified the implant procedure to improve welfare by reducing invasive intervention. We expect this improved system will reduce problems currently associated with the HFA and will also adhere to the 3Rs principles by increasing scientific output from a single animal and reducing the use of immune-deficient models in drug discovery. Scientific Programme 43
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Poster Presentations Comparison of pre-metamorphosis diets suitable for Zebrafish fry Heather Callaway University College London, Division of Biosciences, The Zebrafish Facility, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT A balanced diet is needed for optimum growth. By comparing 5 pre-metamorphosis diets, we try to ascertain which diet gives rise to both optimum survival rates and maximum growth. We compare various combinations of paramecium, rotifers and dry food. There is currently no standardisation for Zebrafish fry diets, which leads to various different diets being used, with varying degrees of success. If a diet can be established that achieves both optimal growth and survival rates, this will be a refinement of practice as well as leading to a reduction of numbers of fry needed to go into a rearing programme. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) catheter placement for intragastric dosing studies in the Göttingen Minipig Adrian Zetler Veterinary Technician Services, Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S, Soroe Landevej 302, DK-4261 Dalmose, Denmark Oral dosing is widely used to test compounds in minipigs. The procedure of oral dosing by gavage is stressful for the animals and may require up to 3 or 4 technicians to perform it. In humans, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) catheters are commonly used to feed patients who are not able to ingest food and where the placement of a nasal intragastric catheter is not possible. We suggested that oral dosing studies in minipigs would be easier to perform and would cause less distress for the animals, when using PEG catheters, due to the absence of the need for restraint. For this reason, we investigated if PEG catheters could be placed and maintained in minipigs. Two male minipigs with a body weight of 6kg were deeply anaesthetised. Via a gastric endoscope, the ventricle was insufflated with CO2 and a PEG catheter was placed transabdominally. The animals were housed post-operatively for three weeks. PEG placement was performed without complications and the animals recovery was routine and uneventful. Both animals had a normal appetite and growth. Pathological inspection revealed a sheet of connective tissue around the catheter, with slight inflammation in both animals. One animal had slight erythema and exudation around the catheter and an adhesion (1x1 cm) of the spleen. The study demonstrated that PEG catheter placement in the Minipig is possible without major complications. 44 Scientific Programme
Poster Presentations  Comparison of pre-metamorphosis diets suitable for Zebrafish fry Heather Callaway University College...
Poster Presentations Dangerous animals and avoiding disaster Steven Trim Venomtech Ltd, Kent Enterprise Hub, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NJ Working with venomous animals presents several obvious challenges especially if this your day-to-day environment. This presentation will provide insights on the unique higher level laboratory and business management that were needed to evolve Venomtech Ltd into the viable business it is today. Health and safety is of course of paramount importance but protecting people is only one aspect of averting disaster and truly protecting your business. It is estimated that 80% of businesses affected by a major incident close within 18 months if they did not have a contingency plan in place. By working with Risk Protection Solutions Ltd, Venomtech Ltd have adopted a proactive and wider approach to risk protection considering not only how to protect people but also how to protect the business and avert disaster in the wider sense. Mazes, cages and what else? Philip Loring The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD Curators at the Science Museum in London are always seeking to expand the Museum’s permanent collections for the sake of future museum audiences and future generations of historians. We collect in areas that represent what we judge to be historically significant trends in scientific and medical research. Notably, we have very few artefacts relating to animal research and the ways it has evolved. Yet the types of apparatus used in studying behaviour in the laboratory have proliferated in the last 50 years and with an increasing focus on the wellbeing of laboratory animals, as represented by the 3Rs, new techniques and technologies have emerged and everyday technologies, such as housing, have changed markedly. The Science Museum is looking for help from you to identify and locate pieces of apparatus, which reflect these changes, ranging from today’s cutting-edge prototypes to yesterday’s debris. We are casting a wide net open to any animal models and all types of research. Have an idea? Come and speak with the Science Museum curator, Philip Loring or contact him at philip.loring@sciencemuseum.org.uk Scientific Programme 45
Poster Presentations  Dangerous animals and avoiding disaster Steven Trim Venomtech Ltd, Kent Enterprise Hub, University o...
Poster Displays Animal tech service Julie Andow Molecular Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ The Barts Cancer Institute, a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence based at Queen Mary University of London, has recently set up an institute wide animal tech service (ATS). The advantages of our service include; new roles independent of the husbandry, providing electronic record keeping of all experiments, giving consistency between laboratories and maintaining high standards of experimental techniques and welfare. Responsibilities involve carrying out a wide range of in vivo procedures, PCR genotyping and providing technical training. Being only involved in the practical part of any experiment means that the ATS staff can remain neutral to any experiments and become skilled in many procedures relevant to the institute. They can also provide an important bridge between the animal house and the laboratory offering knowledge to users on legal requirements and in-house protocols. This poster outlines some of the procedures carried out by the ATS at the Barts Cancer Institute and illustrates the benefits of the service for any similar institute. Syringe training family marmosets Kendra Cummings DSTL, Building 02, Porton Down, Porton, Sailsbury, Wiltshire SP4 0QJ Syringe training is a method, which has been adopted at DSTL to train animals to co-operate when they are required to be administered oral medication. The purpose of syringe training is to reduce stress and to avoid any injuries whilst being hand-caught to receive medication. Training the marmosets to come forward voluntarily to receive their treatment from a syringe will reduce both these factors. ‘The Mouse Hospital’ - Cage to bedside, ultrasound imaging in a mouse model of pancreatic cancer Paul Makin Tuveson Laboratory, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDA) is the fifth most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Prognosis is extremely poor and survival of patients with advanced disease is about 6 months. Despite major efforts in research, most therapies fail to improve survival and novel therapies are urgently required for this fatal disease. Our lab has produced a genetically engineered mouse model that develops advanced PDA recapitulating the human disease, tumour microenvironment, occurrence and site of metastasis as well as clinical symptoms. This mouse model is likely to be more predictive for treatments that can be translated to patients. Our team streamline the production of mice suitable for enrolment onto therapeutic studies. Palpation of the triple mutants confirms tumour presence. Tumours are measured by ultrasound imaging to confirm and follow PDA growth. Mice with a defined tumour burden are enrolled onto study. 46 Scientific Programme
Poster Displays  Animal tech service Julie Andow Molecular Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of Lond...
Poster Displays Preferred method for chronic oral dosing in guinea pigs Lian Blyth GlaxoSmithKline, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2NY In order to test new medicines for current unmet needs in cardiovascular disease, namely imbalance in high density lipoproteins and low density lipoproteins with a reduced side effect profile, guinea pigs need to be chronically orally dosed with the compound. This poster describes a safe, gentle and effective method of oral dosing in guinea pigs that is the only method that consistently caused no damage to the oesophagus. An evaluation of asepsis in a sterile water pouch, the length of time it remains sterile compared to the asepsis of a traditional autoclaved water bottle filled with sterile water using aseptic techniques Mark Powell University of Manchester, Biological Services Facility, 4th Floor Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL When it comes to the drinking water of laboratory rodents, appropriate hygiene and sanitation is imperative. Laboratory animal facilities must often strike a balance in providing water to laboratory rodents in an efficient manner, whilst ensuring the highest quality of drinking water and acceptable quantities, consistent with the institution’s research mission needs. The aim of this study is to highlight the asepsis of the sterile water pouch, the length of time in which the water within the pouch stays sterile and exactly to what extent. As well as examining the asepsis of the water pouch and length of time the water stays sterile, a comparison study will also be carried out, highlighting the asepsis of a traditional autoclaved water bottle filled with sterile water, using sterile techniques. Scientific Programme 47
Poster Displays  Preferred method for chronic oral dosing in guinea pigs Lian Blyth GlaxoSmithKline, Gunnels Wood Road, St...
Poster Displays Setting up and maintaining a bio-containment unit to run side by side with flexible film isolators Mark Harrison MRC Harwell, Mary Lyon Centre, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RD The Mary Lyon Centre’s quarantine suite (MLC-Q) specialises in cleaning up mouse stocks before transferring them to the SPF barrier facility. In this capacity the MLC-Q operates high and low health status flexible film isolators. In addition, the MLC-Q has had a Biocontainment Unit (BCU: high security IVC caging system) running side by side with the flexible film isolators for 3 years. During this period mice of varying health status have been imported and housed on the BCU. We have also undertaken an infection challenge study, without compromising the bio-security of existing isolators. In order to operate the BCU successfully we have had to constantly review and modify our working practices within the MLC-Q to safe guard the bio-security of the mice and unit. This poster goes through some of the modifications and compromises that have been necessary to set up and maintain the BCU alongside our existing flexible film isolators. Food trials conducted to improve the survival and development of Zebrafish Nicola Goodwin Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA Zebrafish have joined the mouse as one of the most important model organisms to study biological processes in vivo, due in part to their high fecundity, rapid generation time and optical transparency during embryogenesis. While there are considerable amounts of literature about Zebrafish research there is very little with regards to their husbandry requirements, most importantly their nutritional needs. Research facilities can suffer high mortality rates within their Zebrafish fry as well as experiencing deformities and gender bias when nutritional requirements are not met. We have looked at a variety of feeding regimes that have enhanced the survival rate and quality of life of our Zebrafish fry. The aim of this project was to define the optimal diet and husbandry regimes to support fry development by providing appropriate nutrients levels that improve survival rates and gender ratio while reducing the incidents of deformities during early development. Modular ferret caging Pauline Reading Royal Veterinary College, Biological Services Unit, Royal College Street, London NW1 0TU The modular ferret caging is composed of standardised units for easy construction or flexible arrangement. It is ideal for group housing or isolation if needed i.e. for procedures, sickness or fighting. The caging can connect like a massive rubik cube, which becomes a fun house ideal for ferrets, or even marmosets, encouraging social environmental and natural behaviour. The other attributes of this caging are: it allows simple access, is quick and easy to connect, straightforward to clean, has detachable shelving, flooring and side panels plus gives the inhabitants a panoramic view! 48 Scientific Programme
Poster Displays  Setting up and maintaining a bio-containment unit to run side by side with flexible film isolators Mark H...
Poster Displays More bedding is better for mice Mark White Medical Research Council, Prion Unit, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG Following a recent study at the MRC Prion Unit, several beneficial observations were noticed when more than the normal amount of bedding was added to cage bases. By using a bedding dispenser it allowed us to provide a standardised volume into each cage base. We believe that this offers a significant improvement to the environmental enrichment provided for the mice. We therefore suggest this enrichment can be used to support experimental work, as well as benefit mice used for breeding. Abdominal lavage: a refinement method for collection of parasites from the abdominal cavity of gerbils Stephen Johnson University of Liverpool Biomedical Services Unit, Duncan Building, Daulby Street, Liverpool L69 3GA Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) infected with laboratory strains of parasitic nematodes produce microfilaria of the human tropical disease Lymphatic Filariasis. Maintaining the parasitic lifecycle relies on aspiration of sterile media from the peritoneal cavity using a needle and syringe. This method often results in low yields of parasites due to the low volume of media recovered and also risks damage to abdominal organs. An alternative method has been trialled using an over the needle catheter to introduce the sterile media into the peritoneal cavity. Removal of the needle allows the media and parasites to passively drain into a collection tube. The aim of using this gravity assisted method is to refine and improve the collection of microfilaria from the peritoneal cavity by minimising damage to abdominal organs and recovering larger volumes of media. Scientific Programme 49
Poster Displays  More bedding is better for mice Mark White Medical Research Council, Prion Unit, Queen Square House, Quee...
Poster Displays Care of the Aged - meeting the welfare needs of ageing mouse colonies Mark Gardiner MRC Harwell, Mary Lyon Centre, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RD During the past three years a new project has been initiated at MRC Harwell, which focuses on discovering new mouse models of the diseases related to ageing. This project has two parts, a) to comprehensively phenotype a selection of common inbred strains at specific ages and b) to use large-scale chemical mutagenesis to generate mutant pedigrees. These mice are being screened throughout their lives for diseases commonly associated with the ageing process such as diabetes, sensory deterioration, neurodegeneration and osteoporosis. In addition to the obvious ailments, we have been able to chart the changing appearance of healthy ageing stock collecting profiles showing how body condition, coat appearance and weight change during the life of a mouse. This has allowed us to refine our welfare assessments, ensure the best scientific outcome from these animals whilst providing most effective care. More bedding material is better for the unit David Key Medical Research Council, Prion Unit, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG Following a recent study at the MRC Prion Unit, several beneficial observations were noticed when more than the normal amount of bedding was added to cage bases. We believe that this includes a significant reduction to the costs involved in running a biological service facility. For example; support staff have less cages to process weekly, less cage wash and autoclave runs were necessary, clinical waste costs were reduced and animal technologists were released from cleaning out to concentrate on animal observation and procedural work. By using a bedding dispenser, a set volume could be introduced into each cage base to ensure standardisation with no waste. Temporary non-surgical cannulation in rats Terry Ballard GlaxoSmithKline, Laboratory Animal Science, Medicines Research Centre, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2NY Serial blood sampling is a routine procedure for Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) studies. Typically a single rat could receive up to 25 separate needle sticks during a 24 hour period with 10 minutes in the warming cabinet at every time point. This poster describes an alternative method to needle stick resulting in reducing the numbers of venipunctures and time in the warming cabinet. This has constituted a major refinement in blood sampling from the tail vein in rats. 50 Scientific Programme
Poster Displays  Care of the Aged - meeting the welfare needs of ageing mouse colonies Mark Gardiner MRC Harwell, Mary Lyo...
Workshops Each course is CPD accredited Animal Technology - The Heart of Research Seven workshops will take place over two days and attendance is subject to availability. It is therefore important for you to register to attend at the Congress Reception Desk as soon as possible on your arrival. CPD certificates will be issued to all attendees at the end of each Workshop. WEDNESDAY 28TH MARCH Time Workshop/Venue 13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH 14.00 - 16.00 WORKSHOP 1 How to achieve minimum standards of aseptic technique Room Zest 3 14.00 - 16.00 WORKSHOP 4 Dispelling myths, being honest and open Room Zest 1 14.00 - 16.00 WORKSHOP 5 Taking good care of minipigs Room Zest 2 16.00 - 16.30 TEA 16.30 - 18.30 WORKSHOP 2 The principles and applications of sterilisation Room Zest 1 16.30 - 18.30 WORKSHOP 3 Introduction to rodent necropsy Room Zest 2 16.30 - 18.30 WORKSHOP 6 Assessing pain using facial expressions of laboratory animals Room Zest 3 THURSDAY 29TH MARCH Time Workshop/Venue 10.30 - 11.00 COFFEE 11.00 - 13.00 WORKSHOP 1 How to achieve minimum standards of aseptic technique Room Zest 3 11.00 - 13.00 WORKSHOP 2 The principles and applications of sterilisation Room Zest 1 11.00 - 13.00 WORKSHOP 4 Dispelling myths, being honest and open Room Zest 2 12.00 - 13.00 WORKSHOP 7 Practicalities of mouse handling Atlas Theatre 52 Scientific Programme
Workshops  Each course is CPD accredited  Animal Technology - The Heart of Research Seven workshops will take place over t...
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for times and venues 2 HOURS CPD CREDIT Workshop 1 How to achieve minimum standards of aseptic technique Presented by Noelia Lopez-Salesansky DVM MAnimSc MRCVS and Lucy Whitfield MA VetMB DLAS MRCVS Centre for Animal Welfare, The Royal Veterinary College, Royal College Street, London NW1 0TU This workshop will show that aseptic surgical technique improves animal welfare and reduces research variables associated with stress and bacterial contamination. Participants will be instructed on the main aspects of good aseptic technique in experimental surgery and have the chance to implement these techniques in an imaginary surgical scenario. Topics include: l guidelines associated with experimental surgery l aseptic preparation of the surgery area, equipment, patient and surgeon l maintenance of an aseptic surgical environment l pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care of rodents Noelia qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from the University of Las Palmas, Spain, in 2000. After a spell in small animal general practice she moved into the laboratory animal field working as a Named Veterinary Surgeon at the RVC. In 2006 she took a sabbatical year to study a Master in Animal Science (Genetics and Biotechnology) at the University of Sydney, Australia. The title of the Master Thesis was, ‘Mapping of Genes Associated with ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) in Mice’. She is a Convenor of LASA Care and Welfare Section and a member of LAVA and AWSELVA. She was part of the assessment panel for the N3CRs/LASA Small Awards Scheme. She started her PhD on ‘Olfactory effects of husbandry on mouse welfare’ at the RVC in 2011. After four years in general veterinary practice, Lucy joined the technical services team of an animal health company, which opened up an insight into the fascinating world of laboratory animal science. She made the move to full time Named Veterinary Surgeon work soon afterwards and is still hooked and still learning! Director of NVS services at the Royal Veterinary College since 2004, Lucy splits her work between clinical visits to the research clients and teaching at the College. Lucy holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and is an examiner for the RCVS, the RVC’s Animal Welfare MSc course and previously, the Institute of Animal Technology’s Membership Board. Enthusiastic to contribute to this interesting veterinary field, Lucy is a past president of LAVA and current member of LASA’s Ethics, Training and Education committee, which has recently published guidance on surgical practice and Ethical Review Process function. Scientific Programme 53
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for times and venues  2 HOURS CPD CREDIT  Workshop 1  How to achiev...
Workshop Sessions Workshop 2 2 HOURS CPD CREDIT The principles and applications of sterilisation Presented by: Ron Raymond FIAT RAnTech Managing Director, BEST, London Adrian Deeney BSc (Hons) CBiol FSB Director of Biological Services, University College London Biological Services, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT Gary Childs BSc (Hons) FIAT RAnTech MCMI TECH ISSH Head of Biological Resources, London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, Clare Hall, Blanche Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 3LD This workshop will allow participants to formulate sterlisation regimes and monitor techniques necessary for the success and maintenance of high health status facilities concentrating on a germ free isolator, a large rodent barrier isolator and a category 3 quarantine unit. Topics include: l log reduction l methods and applications of sterilisation l monitoring systems used to verify that sterility has been achieved l common misconceptions l practical applications and techniques in surgery, autoclaving, irradiation, use of chemicals 54 Scientific Programme
Workshop Sessions  Workshop 2  2 HOURS CPD CREDIT  The principles and applications of sterilisation Presented by  Ron Raym...
Workshop Sessions Ron retired from Cancer Research UK as Head of Biological Resources after a total of 49 years. He also spent one year at the Royal Free School of Medicine as Chief Technician (1966). During his career he served on Council, acted as the convenor for the Management Section of LASA, organised yearly seminars for the RAnTech Board, designed several new animal laboratory facilities (including San Francisco and Oxford) and organised workshops and presentations in numerous countries. Ron is still an active member of the Registration Board. Adrian is Director of Biological Services at University College London. He graduated in microbiology from the University of London in 1977 and began his career with Bantin and Kingman, setting up their microbiology laboratories. However, he was also involved in various aspects of the company and subsequently became General Manager. Following this, he was Director of the Animal Resources Centre in Perth, Western Australia – a statutory authority of the government of Western Australia. On returning to the UK, Adrian established a health monitoring laboratory at the University of Birmingham before joining Harlan as Technical Services Manager in 1991. Here he led the health monitoring, genetic, immunological and bioproduct services provided by the company. He has been an active member of the two FELASA working groups on animal health monitoring, whose published recommendations have become the yardstick for health monitoring in Europe and worldwide. Since joining the London Research Institute Cancer Research UK, Gary is now Head of Biological Resources and has organised and carried out a major departmental restructuring programme plus has been responsible for the successful opening of the new state of the art P Block animal facility at Clare Hall. He is also a member of the BRF design and equipment procurement working group for the Francis Crick Institute. Gary began his career in animal technology in 1978 as a Junior Technician at the Chester Beatty Institute for Cancer Research. In 1981 he joined Imperial College London where he stayed for nearly 28 years, becoming the Facilities Manager for the Department of Central Biomedical Services, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of animal care and welfare. Awarded a first class honours degree in Animal Technology in 2003, Gary is also professionally qualified in health and safety obtaining the NEBOSH Diploma in 2001. In 2005 he was awarded a Diploma in Management from the Institute of Chartered Management. In 2007 he was selected as the UK recipient of the AAALAC International Technician Fellowship Award. A Fellow of the Institute of Animal Technology since 1989, Gary is an experienced lecturer as well as a contributor to several animal welfare journals. He currently serves on the IAT Board of Moderators. Scientific Programme 55
Workshop Sessions  Ron retired from Cancer Research UK as Head of Biological Resources after a total of 49 years. He also ...
Workshop Sessions Workshop 3 2 HOURS CPD CREDIT Introduction to rodent necropsy Presented by Ian Garrod FSB CBiol MBPharmacolS PTLLS Learning Curve (Development) Ltd, PO Box 140, Ware, Hertfordshire SG9 0ZN This introductory workshop is aimed at animal technologists new to rodent necropsy and provides theoretical skills and knowledge needed for all aspects of tissue removal. It is particularly suitable if you are studying the background subjects on the IAT L2 and L3 courses. Topics include: l prepare a rodent carcass for necropsy l correct equipment l identify major organs l understand the structure and function of major organs l how to remove, trim and weigh organs and tissues l how to complete a necropsy form and record findings l how to identify and describe gross pathological changes l how to choose the correct fixative for tissues Ian has extensive experience working within academia and the pharmaceutical industry in Regulatory Compliance. With education, training and personal development his other main area of expertise. A significant proportion of Ian’s expertise includes the construction, provision and execution of the Home Office Modular courses. He is a member of the Society of Biology Accreditation Board and this makes him the ideal person to ensure the course content is first class and up-to-date. Ian also visits schools and works with Understanding Animal Research (UAR), informing children and the public about animal care and welfare in medical science. Having previously managed the Pfizer school speaker programme, this makes Ian an important link between science and the people who use medication for health reasons. Ian is committed to developing and extending current and new training courses, workshops and seminars offered by the Learning Curve. 56 Scientific Programme
Workshop Sessions  Workshop 3  2 HOURS CPD CREDIT  Introduction to rodent necropsy Presented by Ian Garrod FSB CBiol MBPha...
Workshop Sessions 2 HOURS CPD CREDIT Workshop 4 Dispelling myths, being honest and open Presented by Bella Williams PhD Understanding Animal Research, Charles Darwin House, London WC1N 2JU This workshop explores public engagement and animal research, asking - What do you find difficult about talking on animal research? Topics include: l where / when have you talked about animal research? l have you ever skirted round or not talked about it? l personal / public engagement practice l what are those environments like? l how do you feel during those discussions / presentations? l what is there to fear? l what differences are there talking to different audiences? l what are the characteristic responses you encounter? l what do you think are the reasons for those? Bella Williams started out as a Pharmacologist with an interest in how focused research fits into the bigger picture. Since making a move into full-time science communication she has worked on a variety of science writing and public engagement projects, many of which have looked at how academic work is communicated to influencers of the public such as policy makers and media. She has worked as a consultant and evaluator, investigating strategies behind making this communication effective. Bella frequently talks on the use of animals in research and leads the Understanding Animal Research (UAR) openness programme, supporting members to be more transparent about their animal work. She is also involved in providing direct support for members targeted by animal rights campaigns. Scientific Programme 57
Workshop Sessions 2 HOURS CPD CREDIT  Workshop 4 Dispelling myths, being honest and open Presented by Bella Williams PhD U...
Workshop Sessions Workshop 5 2 HOURS CPD CREDIT Taking good care of minipigs Presented by Adrian Zeltner Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S, Soroe Landevej 302, DK-4261 Dalmose, Denmark Minipigs as laboratory animals have grown in popularity but it is still a niche species and many technicians are not confident handling them. This workshop will give the opportunity to explore the possibilities, discuss the challenges and learn about the benefits of animal training when working with this species. Topics include: l animal welfare: discussion, good husbandry and enrichment l handling and dosing: minipigs need a slightly different approach than other large animals - the basics in restraining and dosing are taught and possible challenges are pointed out l animal training: can play a huge role in the refinement element of the 3Rs and the technique of using a clicker will involve interactive training for participants The methods learned are not only applicable for minipigs but for many other mammals. Educated as a Laboratory Technician at Ciba-Geigy (Novartis) Norway, Adrian then worked in various pharmaceutical companies and universities in Switzerland. For the last 6 years he has been employed at Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs in Denmark as a customer service and support person. He has held workshops and presentations at GV-SOLAS/Igtp, BCLAS, ScandLAS and smaller events. A big part of Adrian’s work is to make visits around Europe and lecture on handling minipigs. 58 Scientific Programme
Workshop Sessions  Workshop 5  2 HOURS CPD CREDIT  Taking good care of minipigs Presented by Adrian Zeltner Ellegaard G  t...
Workshop Sessions 2 HOURS CPD CREDIT Workshop 6 Assessing pain using facial expressions of laboratory animals Presented by Matthew Leach PhD Comparative Biology Centre, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH Recent papers by Langford et al. (2010)* and Sotocinal et al. (2011)** convincingly demonstrate that mice and rats exhibit facial expressions associated with pain following a range of nociceptive models. Can similar expressions be identified in these and other species following other painful procedures? If they can easily be recognised and recorded, then this could improve our ability to assess pain. The results of this and further studies on facial expressions associated with pain will be discussed. Topics include: l overview of the method and equipment l guidance on how to capture video footage of sufficient quality l participation in ongoing study to assess its effectiveness *Langford D, Bailey A, Chanda M et al. Coding of facial expressions of pain in the laboratory mouse Nature Methods 2010; 7(6), 447-449 **Sotocinal SG, Tuttle AH, Marton LI, et al. (2011). The rat grimace scale: a partially automated method for quantifying pain in the laboratory rat via facial expressions. Molecular Pain 7: 55. Matthew Leach is an animal welfare scientist at Newcastle University. His research has focused on various aspects of pain and distress in laboratory animals. In particular, the assessment and alleviation of post-procedure pain, the assessment of pain and distress associated with euthanasia and how housing, husbandry and common procedures can affect the psychological or ëmentalí state of laboratory animals and its influence on pain and distress. Scientific Programme 59
Workshop Sessions 2 HOURS CPD CREDIT  Workshop 6  Assessing pain using facial expressions of laboratory animals Presented ...
Workshop Sessions Workshop 7 1 HOUR CPD CREDIT Practicalities of mouse handling Presented by John Waters BSc (Hons) MIAT Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BY This workshop will be linked to the platform paper that Dr Jane Hurst is presenting entitled ‘taming anxiety in laboratory mice’. This will be a led discussion to address major issues around the handling of mice within animal facilities. Specific difficulties that may be encountered will also be discussed, together with issues surrounding implementation and training, and the benefits for animal welfare and for the animal-technician relationship. Topics include: l alternative methods and practicalities of handling l time costs associated with different methods l effects on the technician’s working practices l combining health checks with handling l the benefits of handling tubes John started at Liverpool University Medical School in 1990 as a Trainee Technician, learning all about husbandry of animals and training in Home Office procedures. He has held a Home Office Licence since 1994 and been trained in most procedures. John completed the old Intermediate IAT Exam in 1992 and then the Membership exam in 1994. He gained BTEC in Life Sciences and then moved to the School of Tropical Medicine to work with the Squirrel Monkey colony. John attained the HNC in Biology in 1997 and then went on to complete a degree in Zoology in 2000. His current position is at the University’s Leahurst site, where in 2001 as a Senior Technician, after gaining NACWO status he became Chief Technician. The work the University is primarily involved in is behaviour and welfare, communication and mate choice in wild mice. John is responsible for all animal related duties and in charge of a small team of dedicated Technicians. Although mainly now being involved with rodents, in his 22 years as an Animal Technician, John has worked with most species. He is very interested in animal welfare and very keen to promote this. John feels by sharing this work and findings it can lead to others implementing what the University has done, which can only be a positive step in improving conditions for laboratory rodents. 60 Scientific Programme
Workshop Sessions  Workshop 7  1 HOUR CPD CREDIT  Practicalities of mouse handling Presented by John Waters BSc  Hons  MIA...
A framework for animal care qualifications in Europe The Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) www.iat.org.uk provides an internationally recognised educational and qualification programme to ensure that those who care for animals in science are able to demonstrate high standards of knowledge, behaviour, ethical responsibilities and competence. Based on clearly defined learning outcomes and set within a unit based framework on the QCF, recognised by Ofqual www.ofqual.gov.uk, the syllabus has been translated into four European languages: French, German, Italian and Spanish. The IAT believes that these syllabuses provide a valuable framework which offers the opportunity for those in Europe and worldwide who care for, and perform procedures on, animals in science to achieve competence and understand their legal responsibilities, the needs of the animals in their care and societies’ wish for animal research to be performed ethically and humanely. l AT Diploma in Laboratory Animal Husbandry (Level 2) I l AT Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology (Level 2) I l AT Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology (Level 3) I Syllabus Programme de Cours Studienprogramm Programma di studi Programa de estudios Animal Technology & Welfare (Official Journal of EFAT - European Federation of Animal Technologists) All Abstracts translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish Advancing and promoting excellence in the care and welfare of animals in science www.iat.org.uk
A framework for animal care qualifications in Europe The Institute of Animal Technology  IAT  www.iat.org.uk provides an i...
Social Programme Tuesday 27th March TOUR 16.00 DINNER - Served in the Garden Restaurant 19.00 First time at Congress? Then join us at the Congress Reception Desk and come on our orientation tour of the facilities and afterwards join us for a chat and free drink in the Gallery Lounge Smart casual dress is required please EXHIBITORS’ RECEPTION 20.30 - 23.00 Afterwards you have a choice of entertainment the TERRACE BAR is open with live entertainment or DISCO in the GALLERY LOUNGE 23.00 - 01.00 Everyone is invited to the INTERNATIONAL ARENA DON’T FORGET that the Trade Exhibition opens at 14.00 to 17.00 hrs this afternoon This evening, in a more relaxed atmosphere with a complimentary glass of wine, come along and catch up with known industry colleagues and meet the new companies participating this year Wednesday 28th March DINNER - Served in the Garden Restaurant 19.00 The Theatre Company presents in the ATLAS THEATRE NEVER FORGET - a jukebox musical 21.00 Smart casual dress is required please Afterwards the TERRACE BAR has live entertainment or make your way to the GALLERY LOUNGE if you want a quiet area to chat or DISCO in the ATLAS THEATRE 22.30 - 01.00 Thursday 29th March CONGRESS DINNER & DANCE - Served in the Garden Restaurant 20.00 Smart dress, jackets and ties are required (No jeans, t-shirts, trainers or fancy dress please) Disco interspersed with a production of The Great American Song Book or the GALLERY LOUNGE if you want a quiet area Congress Badges must be worn by EVERYONE 62 Social Programme until 03.00
Social Programme  Tuesday 27th March  TOUR  16.00  DINNER - Served in the Garden Restaurant  19.00  First time at Congress...
Social Programme The Great American Songbook The USA has dominated the world of entertainment for decades so it makes perfect sense to celebrate the wealth of great material from across the pond. Songs from legends like Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, Elvis, The Drifters and many, many more take centre stage in a non-stop roller coaster ride of the best America has to offer. Never Forget The music of Take That is sensationally recreated live on stage with all the hits and all the energy we’ve come to love from the country’s favourite boy band. From the 90s to today, all the very best songs are performed by a group of sensational male performers who bring the excitement and spectacle of the band to the stage. It’s your chance to take to the floor and dance the night away to hits like Relight My Fire, Shine and so many more. With a fantastic lighting and video display, it’s a night you won’t forget. Social Programme 63
Social Programme  The  Great American Songbook  The USA has dominated the world of entertainment for decades so it makes p...
Trade Exhibitors INTERNATIONAL ARENA Exhibitors’ Index Exhibitor Stand Number 1st Biotech Ltd 48 32 3Rs Bedding Abbott Animal Health 5 AFOS Ltd 52 19 Agenda Resource Management Ltd Allentown Europe Ltd 18 38 Andersons Bedding Products Aquaneering / Fairfield Controlec Ltd 25 40 Aquatic Habitats Inc Aquatic Solutions 21 Arrowmight 4 AS-ET 3 13 A-tune software AG B&K Marshall 23 Bioculture Mauritius Ltd (BCM) 42 Bioquell UK Ltd 8 Charles River 27 Clinipath Ltd 46 Contec® 50 Datesand Ltd 37 Detach / Newsmith 35 Edstrom Industries Inc 30 Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs 34 Getinge UK Ltd 10.2 Harlan Laboratories Ltd 44 Harvard Apparatus Ltd 26 IMPEX Services International Ltd 6 Instem 10.1 1 Institute of Animal Technology IPS Product Supplies Ltd 31 Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) 2 Learning Curve (Development) Ltd 14 Lillico Biotechnology 11 Lomir Biomedical Inc 33 MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd 39 Noray Bioinformatics SLU 22 Plexx BV 44.2 R&W Associates UK Ltd 36 43 Rees Scientific S3 Science 15 SRCL 44.1 49 Scanbur A/S Scientific Lesser 12 Sera Laboratories International Ltd 7 Ssniff Speciality Diets GmbH 44.3 Special Diets Services 17 Steel Line Ltd 47 Surrey Diagnostics Ltd 24 Sychem Ltd 41 Tecniplast UK Ltd 20 The Cube Ltd 16 Transnetyx Inc 9 University of Manchester 3.1 Ultra-Violet Products Ltd (UVP) 10 UNO Roestvaststaal BV 51 Veltek Associates Inc 45 Vet Tech Solutions Ltd 28 Williton Box Company 29 64 Trade Exhibition Exhibition Plan
Trade Exhibitors  INTERNATIONAL ARENA  Exhibitors    Index Exhibitor  Stand Number 1st Biotech Ltd  48 32 3Rs Bedding  Abb...
Trade Exhibition Hall INTERNATIONAL ARENA Animal Technology - The Heart of Research 21 22 Aquatic solutions NorayBio 44 Harlan UK 20 10.2 Tecniplast 44.1 Getinge SRCL 42 43 Bioculture Mauritius Rees Scientific 10.1 44.2 Plexx BV 44.3 Instem 10 Ssniff Speciality Diets 19 UltraViolet Products Agenda 45 41 9 Veltek Associates Sychem Transnetyx 46 Clinipath 8 Bioquell 18 40 Allentown Aquatic Habitats 47 Steel Line 7 Seralabs 48 30 Edstrom 6 Impex 27 Learning Curve IPS 29 Charles River 16 14 5 31 15 S3 Science R&W Associates 49 35 Williton Box Detach / Newsmith The Cube 1st Biotech 36 37 Scanbur Datesand Abbott 13 A-Tune Software 4 Ellegaard B&K Marshall SDS 12 34 23 17 24 Scientific Lesser Surrey Diagnostics Arrowmight 25 11 28 VetTech Solutions 26 50 Contec 39 MMM Medical 51 UNO BV 32 Harvard Apparatus 3R’s Bedding Aquaneering Lillico 33 Lomir 38 Anderson’s Bedding 52 AFOS Entrance 1 IAT 2 LASA 3 ASET 3.1 University of Manchester Trade Exhibition 65
Trade Exhibition Hall  INTERNATIONAL ARENA  Animal Technology - The Heart of Research 21  22  Aquatic solutions NorayBio  ...
Trade Exhibition The Publisher and the IAT accept no responsibility for any claims made by companies in the following entries. 1st Biotech Ltd Stand No: 48 1st Biotech Ltd – All the protection you need! We are a family business supplying bespoke laboratory clothing and, new for 2012, the Cherokee brand range of scrub suits. To compliment our clothing ranges we also stock Toffeln clogs along with a full range of safety footwear and every type of disposable clothing you can think of to include coveralls, overshoes, mob caps, gloves, etc! We are authorised distributors of 3M, Moldex and Segre facemasks and we also provide a face fitting service. As a family business you will find our company very friendly and very easy to deal with. Why not visit our website at www.1stbiotech.co.uk Contact us at: 1st Biotech Ltd, PO Box 1158, Maidstone, Kent ME14 9FE T / F: +44 (0) 870 300 9554 E: sales@1stbiotech.co.uk www.1stbiotech.co.uk 3Rs Bedding Stand No: 32 A unique laboratory animal bedding manufactured from > 99% recycled paper. As a recycled product, it saves landfill space, energy, reduces pollution and uses fewer resources than virgin material. 3Rs bedding is produced in a custom built facility in the UK dedicated solely to the production of high quality small animal bedding and insures that the product is readily available ex stock. Market Research Findings from Biofacilities in both the UK and overseas have returned significant benefits in the following areas: l high absorbency levels – 150%, allowing longer intervals between cage changing  l excellent odour control  l uniquely formulated pellets preventing break down and minimal dust  l non-toxic  l no additives or coatings  l bacterial, viral and parasitic organisms eliminated through the manufacturing  process with exposure to temperatures in excess of 145oC Low endotoxin and coliform levels l significantly lower levels of endotoxins < 0.0001 than other bedding forms  l lower levels of coliforms < 0.001 than other bedding forms  These findings suggest that paper pellet beddings maybe preferred when endotoxins are a concern, such as during immunological, respiratory or inhalation studies. (Ref: Blom HJM 1996 Laboratory Animals 30, 234-244.) 66 Trade Exhibition
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Trade Exhibition Easy to use, clean and dispose l ideal for most bedding dispensers, vacuum systems and automated cleaning systems  l biodegradable  Contact us at: 3Rs Bedding T: +44 (0) 800 612 1619 E: info@3rsbedding.com www.3rsbedding.com Abbott Animal Health Stand No: 5 Abbott Animal Health is a leading provider of perioperative and critical care products. Our product line ranges from; anaesthetic agents: SevoFlo® (sevoflurane), PropoFlo™ Plus (propofol) and IsoFlo® (isoflurane); to wound management: GLUture® Topical Tissue Adhesive; to the AlphaTRAK® Blood Glucose Monitoring System and our Fluid Therapy Products. The AlphaTRAK® Blood Glucose Monitoring System delivers accurate readings for laboratory mice and rats.¹ l features an expanded glucose measurement range of 1.1 - 41.7 mmol/l  l requires a small blood sample volume of 0.3 μL  l results in just 15 seconds  l calibrated and validated specifically for laboratory mice and rats  AlphaTRAK® Meter (List No. 3200446) AlphaTRAK® Test Strips (50 strips-List No. 3200646)  lphaTRAK® Control Solution (2 bottles-List No. 3200546) A  KALPHA-079/R2 June 2011 © Abbott Laboratories U ¹ For research use only; not for clinical use, data available on request. Contact us at: Abbott Animal Health, Abbott Laboratories, Vanwall Business Park, Vanwall Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 4XE T: +44 (0) 1628 644354 F: +44 (0) 1628 644183 AFOS Ltd Stand No: 52 Fully sealed, controllable process from start to finish for both anaesthesia and euthanasia of rodents. Down draught scavenging process protecting the technician from exposure to anaesthetic agents from induction to closure. During the euthanasia process the rodent can be induced with anaesthetic agent and then euthanised with CO2, in their home cage, reducing the stress on the animal. The process is fully sealed from start to finish ensuring each stage in the cycle is complete. Contact us at: AFOS Ltd, Kingston House, Saxon Way, Priory Park West, Hessle, East Yorkshire HU13 9PB T: +44 (0) 1482 372100 F: +44 (0) 1482 372150 E: carolyn.voakes@afosgroup.com www.afosgroup.com Trade Exhibition 67
Trade Exhibition Easy to use, clean and dispose l ideal for most bedding dispensers, vacuum systems and automated cleaning...
Trade Exhibition Agenda Resource Management Ltd Stand No: 19 Agenda provides quick and cost effective solutions to all of your staffing requirements by supplying staff at all levels whether you need permanent recruitment support, short term temporary cover or one of our experienced contract animal technologists. Agenda Resource Management provides a highly skilled, friendly yet professional tailor made service to clients throughout the industry regardless of your resourcing needs. Our service includes: l full range of resourcing options available from permanent recruitment or local  temporary staff to contract staff for short or long term placements l experienced, friendly and professional recruitment consultants  l comprehensively security screened job candidates and contract staff  l fully matched, interviewed and pre-selected job candidates. Staff available at all  levels from cage wash operatives to research directors, often within 24 hours l the largest database of research facility job seekers available  Other services available from Agenda Resource Management include: l facilities management  l consultancy  l staff training and development  Find out more One call puts you in touch with all the support and advice you could need and much more besides. Contact us at: Agenda Resource Management Ltd, PO Box 24, Hull HU12 8YJ T: +44 (0) 8456 445545 / International: + 44 (0) 1964 671791 F: +44 (0) 8456 445547 E: info@agenda-rm.co.uk www.agenda-rm.co.uk Allentown Europe Ltd Stand No: 18 Allentown would like to welcome you to our stand. Allentown has been developing and producing patented, innovative animal housing products for 40 years. We assist our clients through facility design and layout, installation, training and post-occupancy service. Our products include IVC systems, bio-containment IVC systems, biological workstations, animal transport units, multi species housing, Wi-Com wireless IVC monitoring and RFID animal census solutions and a wide variety of air flow control accessories. Contact us at: Allentown Europe Ltd, PO Box 3056, Reading, Berkshire RG1 9UY T: +44 (0) 845 045 0243 F: +44 (7884) 63625 68 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Agenda Resource Management Ltd   Stand No  19  Agenda provides quick and cost effective solutions to all ...
Trade Exhibition Andersons Bedding Products Stand No: 38 The Andersons Bedding Products is the manufacturer of quality bedding, nesting and enrichment products. The Andersons have been manufacturing corncob bedding specifically for the laboratory animal industry since 1962. The Andersons have expanded their line of bed o’cobs bedding products to meet today’s enrichment and bedding needs. The innovative new bedding products include bedding and enrichment in one bag along with nesting material and post surgical recovery pads. All The Andersons’ innovative products are available exclusively through The Datesand Group. Contact us at: Andersons Bedding Products, 521 Illinois Avenue, Maumee, Ohio 43537, USA T: +1 419 897 6700 F: +1 419 891 6539 E: coborders@andersonsinc.com www.bedocobs.com Aquaneering / Fairfield Controlec Ltd Stand No: 25 Fairfield Controlec Ltd are the UK representatives for Aquaneering Inc, designers and manufacturers of high quality aquatics systems. Aquaneering’s aquatics systems range in size from small stand-alone benchtop racks for Zebrafish and Xenopus, up to extremely large systems with dedicated centralised water treatment (over 33,000 Zebrafish tanks is the largest so far). In all cases, Aquaneering’s expertise in water treatment ensures that animals are held in the very highest quality of water and full training in system operation is provided for technicians and end users. Systems can be equipped with full critical parameter monitoring systems, with alarm outputs including mobile phone SMS messaging, e-mail, landline and BMS options. Fairfield Controlec Ltd provide installation, full service support and emergency backup, including spare parts stocks for Aquaneering’s systems. Our staff has a collective experience of over 50 years of design, installation, maintenance and support of aquatics systems and include marine biologists and control system engineers. We can also provide service, support and spare parts for most makes of aquatic systems and also offer training and consultancy in all aspects of system operation and troubleshooting. Contact us at: Aquaneering / Fairfield Controlec Ltd, London House, King Edward Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN31 3LA T: +44 (0) 1472 268141 F: +44 (0) 1472 243149 E: graham.willoughby@fairfield-controlec.co.uk Trade Exhibition 69
Trade Exhibition Andersons Bedding Products   Stand No  38  The Andersons Bedding Products is the manufacturer of quality ...
Trade Exhibition Aquatic Habitats Inc Stand No: 40 At Aquatic Habitats™, we are biologists as well as engineers. We understand the complexity of aquatic life and we tailor our systems to meet the specific needs of individual species. Our turnkey systems are secure, efficient and as fail-safe as possible. You will get a reliable, high-quality system that will ensure the success of your research for years to come. Species housed in AHAB systems around the world: l Zebrafish (Danio rerio) l Medaka (Oryzias latipes) l African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) l Pacific white shrimp (L. vannamei) If you want user-friendly, state-of-the-art aquatic housing that promotes optimal animal health and is flexible enough to meet variable research requirements, then you can depend on Aquatic Habitats™. Call us today to find out what AHAB can do for you. Contact us at: Aquatic Habitats Inc, 2395 Apopka Blvd, Apopka, Florida 32703, USA T: +1 407 886 7575 F: +1 407 886 1223 E: Habitats@AquaticEco.com www.AquaticHabitats.com Aquatic Solutions Stand No: 21 Your aquatics partner – Aquatic Solutions With a passion for innovation at the heart of what we do, Aquatic Solutions brings to you a complete and dedicated solution for all of your aquatic needs. As a sub division of the Tecniplast family of companies, Aquatic Solutions’ entire focus is ‘all things’ aquatic. Aquatic Solutions is committed to the global aquatics community and the complexity that it brings. Here is an overview of the product range that we bring to you: l ZebTec – housing solutions for Zebrafish, including multilinking systems and  countertop solutions l XenopLus – a solution for your Xenopus requirements l Tritone – the world’s first automated fish feeding solution For more information call us on +44 (0) 845 050 4556 or e-mail at acquatics@tecniplastuk.com Contact us at: Aquatic Solutions (part of the Tecniplast family of companies), BCM Box 3058, London WC1N 3XX T: +44 (0) 845 050 4556 F: +44 (0) 845 050 4557 E: aquatics@tecniplastuk.com www.tecniplastuk.com 70 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Aquatic Habitats Inc   Stand No  40  At Aquatic Habitats   , we are biologists as well as engineers. We u...
Trade Exhibition Arrowmight Stand No: 4 Arrowmight, the premier supplier of design and build housing for large species, continues to invest in the development of innovative products designed specifically for the biomedical research sector. We have 29 years’ experience in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of equipment specifically for the laboratory animal industry. Our range of isolators has expanded to cover speciality units and bespoke designs, utilising the very best materials and the most robust twin-fan system in the marketplace. The Arrowmight Maxiseal IVC system continues to offer unrivalled protection for staff and animals, with the unique cage level HEPA filtration ensuring that the airway plenums do not become contaminated with cage debris. Our unique FresH20 sterile watering system offers unrivalled drinking hygiene for animals via self-contained pouches of sterile water, fed through autoclavable non-return drinking valves. The Arrowmight Argus environmental monitoring system offers secure and time saving wireless monitoring and management of your facility and equipment. Argus can be quickly installed into existing facilities at minimum expense. Arrowmight is also the exclusive UK distributor for the Better Built range of cagewashers, bedding disposal stations and automatic bedding dispensers. Better Built’s new exciting Activ™ range of automated solutions specifically meet the challenges facing washing facilities in the animal research industry. Arrowmight – Innovation through partnership For further information please visit our website. Contact us at: Arrowmight, Campwood Road, Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford HR2 6JD T: +44 (0) 1432 379111 F: +44 (0) 1432 344960 E: sales@arrowmight.com www.arrowmight.com AS-ET Stand No: 3 Animals in Science – Education Trust AS-ET is a charity registered under the UK Charities Act 1993. The Trust was set up by the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) but operates as an independent organisation. The Trust is led by two distinguished scientists, Lord Walton of Detchant is the Patron and Professor Sir Richard Gardner FIAT (Hon), FRS is the Chair of a board of four Trustees. The objects of the Trust are the advancement of education and promotion of excellence in the care and welfare of animals in science. The ways in which the Trust will achieve these aims will include: l provision of bursaries contributing to course fees, travel and accommodation l developing teaching packages l developing handbooks, DVDs and other course materials l provision of web based learning l development and provision of courses, summer schools, etc l supporting students with special needs If you would like to discuss the possibility of applying for a grant for educational purposes we would be pleased to talk to you on our stand. We would also be pleased to talk to anybody who would like to become a supporter or sponsor of AS-ET. Further details of the work of AS-ET can be found on our website www.as-et.org.uk Trade Exhibition 71
Trade Exhibition Arrowmight   Stand No  4  Arrowmight, the premier supplier of design and build housing for large species,...
Trade Exhibition a-tune software AG Stand No: 13 tick@lab is the software solution for the management of animal research facilities including management of protocols, meetings, inspections, animal orders, capacity management, stock and facility management, veterinary records, breeding, cost accounting, reporting and statistics. 100% web technology, easy to learn, easy to use, easy to integrate! a-tune software AG is a medium-sized, financially stable and independent German software vendor and a trusted partner for a long lasting and stable co-operation with its customers mainly within the pharmaceutical industry. “Make IT simple” is both a-tune’s motto and the measure of all its activities, including the key focuses:  l data management research and development in life sciences  l task and project management  a-tune’s project objectives are synonymous with its clients’ business objectives: l optimisation of work and data flows  l creation of transparency for users  l guarantee of governance and compliance best practices  l lowering of expenses and risks  a-tune’s products, project solutions and professional services make these goals a reality. Contact us at: a-tune software AG, Rundeturmstrasse 12, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany T: +49 6151 951310 F: +49 6151 9513129 E: sales@a-tune.de www.a-tune.de B&K Marshall Stand No: 23 B&K Universal is a division of Marshall BioResources Inc. Our UK facility is located in East Yorkshire. B&K can now offer a range of key high health status (SOPF and SPF) stocks and strains, which are bred at our Grimston site near Hull. Amongst the inbred strains available are C57BL/6, BALB/c, Strain 129 and two interferon receptor knockout strains – the A129 and the AG129. Our non-inbred strains include BKW mice and Dunkin Hartley guinea pigs. We also supply New Zealand white rabbits. Our scientific services team offers a highly regarded health screening service and a specialist microbiologist will be on our stand to help advise you. We are able to carry out health screening at your site or, using our collection service, your sentinels can be tested in Grimston. Biological matrices from a range of donors (rodents, Marshall Beagles, rabbits, human, NHP and farm animals) are also available. We offer a very quick turnaround of your orders for whole blood, plasma, serum, tissues and many other bioproducts. You can also contact us for help with your imports or exports of animals as well as for supplies of animal bedding and enrichment products. Visit our booth to pick up a set of current literature or contact us after the event (sales@ bku.com; +44 (0)1964 527555). Contact us at: B&K Marshall, The Field Station, Grimston, Aldbrough, Hull HU11 4QE T: +44 (0)1964 527555 F: +44 (0)1964 529039 E: sales@bku.com 72 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition a-tune software AG   Stand No  13  tick lab is the software solution for the management of animal researc...
Trade Exhibition Bioculture Mauritius Ltd (BCM) Stand No: 42 Bioculture Mauritius Ltd (BCM) is one of the leaders in breeding and supplying naturally occurring SPF Cynomolgus monkeys to the world market. The animals’ unique health profile is underpinned by a welfare and quality based approach to colony management with full lifetime history records guaranteeing the provenance of every animal. In addition, BCM can provide a wide range of biospecimens in various formats including fresh and frozen blood products, tissues and body fluids. Contact us at: Bioculture Mauritius Ltd (BCM), Senneville, Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius T: 00 230 6262 843 F: 00 230 6262 844 E: steve@bcm.intnet.mu Bioquell UK Ltd Stand No: 8 Bioquell specialise in the design, manufacture and application of complete bio-decontamination solutions. These solutions are suitable for airborne and surface contamination within the bio-medical industry. We also provide HPV integrated ‘walk in’ and ‘cart to cart’ transfer chambers for the movement of materials in and out of controlled areas. Bioquell hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) equipment and services are designed to provide bio-decontamination of equipment, rooms or entire facilities. HPV is the clear choice when replacing traditional formaldehyde or chlorine-based applications offering fast, residuefree and repeatable cycles within a sensitive and controlled environment. Contact us at: Bioquell UK Ltd, 52 Royce Close, West Portway, Andover, Hampshire SP10 3TS T: +44 (0) 1264 835835 E: info@bioquell.com www.bioquell.com Charles River Stand No: 27 Charles River is the world’s largest producer of laboratory animals and related services. Our products include globally standardised animals, which include rats, mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils. Our genetically engineered models and services (GEMS) section provides contract breeding, rederivation, cryopreservation, backcrossing and genetic monitoring. The BlastoKit provides ready to use blastocysts and can reduce animal use and labour costs. We supply ALZET® osmotic infusion pumps, catheters and wound clips. As the exclusive UK distributor for The Jackson Laboratory’s products and services, we provide access to over 5000 strains of JAX® mice including the exciting NSG (NOD scid gamma) immunodeficient mouse. Our surgical teams can provide ‘study ready’ models for a wide range of surgical alterations including catheterisations and telemetry models. The research animals diagnostics services (RADS) group can advise you and conduct your health surveillance programmes utilising the latest technologies including PRIA (prevalent rodent infectious agent) – specifically relevant for animals in quarantine. To ensure you get the best, visit us on our stand and talk to our representatives about our extensive range of products and services. Trade Exhibition 73
Trade Exhibition Bioculture Mauritius Ltd  BCM    Stand No  42  Bioculture Mauritius Ltd  BCM  is one of the leaders in br...
Trade Exhibition (JAX® is a registered trademark of The Jackson Laboratory. All rights reserved.) Contact us at: Charles River, UK Research Models and Services, Manston Road, Margate, Kent CT9 4LT T: +44 (0) 1843 823388 F: +44 (0) 1843 823497 E: margate.enquiries@crl.com www.criver.com Clinipath Ltd Stand No: 46 Clinipath Ltd is a distribution company for laboratory supplies and equipment with a focus on biomedical research, pathology and mortuaries. The primary markets that we supply are universities, hospitals, biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and development. Our mission is to provide quality products at competitive prices with timely deliveries and our goal is to become one of your valued suppliers. We support advances in the technology of science, while respecting the impact on our environment. We provide problem solving solutions, quality products, superior customer service and support to our clients through the complete understanding of their business objectives and needs. The company mission involves constant product scouting in the international marketplace to supply the latest technology advancements to the scientific community. Clinipath Ltd will evaluate, through a strict quality assurance system and on-site testing of all new products to guarantee the reliability of the goods supplied to our customers. Our business and our sales will grow in direct response to our drive, our clients’ support, our commitment to provide state-of-the-art products and to offer the best price quality ratio. We also differentiate ourselves from the competition through our vast selection of products covering a wide range of activities. Clinipath’s core values - Integrity, professionalism, enthusiasm and a commitment to excellence Contact us at: Clinipath Ltd, PO Box 523, Hull HU9 9HD T: +44 (0) 7554 967336 E: ken@clinipathequipment.com Contec® Stand No: 50 Speciality cleaning products for animal laboratory facilities Innovative mopping systems, wipes and disinfectants for every facility and all types of surfaces. l mopping systems and cleaning tools: for rooms, cabinets and isolators – lightweight,  easy-to-manoeuvre, wide surface coverage and low operator fatigue l validated sterile products: for critical applications, packaged to minimise waste  l pre-saturated wipes: PROSAT® and SATWipes® – clean and sanitise with 70% IPA  effectively remove and minimise the spread of pinworm eggs, dust and dirt l tack wipes: Tax-Fre® surface and floor wipes – effectively remove pinworm eggs, dust,  hair and dirt l knitted and non-woven wipes: excellent abrasion resistance, compatible with a wide  range of chemicals, ideal for application of disinfectants and cleaning solvents 74 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition  JAX   is a registered trademark of The Jackson Laboratory. All rights reserved.  Contact us at  Charles ...
Trade Exhibition l disinfectant cleaner: Aseptix UltraSan Broad Spectrum – bactericidal, fungicidal,  sporicidal, tuberculocidal, ready to use, rapid, effective, safe, environmentally responsible l spill control products, sponges and swabs Create efficient, reproducible procedures using equipment, which is fit for purpose to minimise and control contamination resulting in improved biosecurity. Faster, more effective cleaning – Better ergonomics reduce stress on staff – Improved environment for animals Contact us at: Contec®, ZI du Prat - RP 3707, 56037 Vannes Cedex, France T: +33 2 97 43 76 90 E: info@contecinc.com www.contecinc.com Datesand Ltd Stand No: 37 The Datesand Group has been in business for over 30 years and is still a family run, friendly and reliable company. Datesand have diversified over the past three decades and now offer consumables, technologies and environmental divisions. Within these divisions, Datesand are committed to offering the widest range and highest quality of products. Consumables: l the widest range of quality bedding and nesting materials including Tapvei Aspen  and UK produced softwood beddings l Europe’s widest range of enrichment products  l Nestpaks - exclusive 3 in 1 bedding, nesting and enrichment l PPE l chemicals and cleaning equipment l exclusive ranges including The Andersons’ bedding, ClearH2O hydration and  nutrition and introducing NSET (non surgical embryo transfer device) Technologies, working in partnership with: l TBJ Inc to offer ventilated workstations, bedding dispensers, surgery and necropsy  tables and water bottle fillers l now offering servicing and maintenance contracts  Environmental: l unique super absorbent polymer products for liquid to gel applications  Datesand – Caring for those who care for others We look forward to seeing you at our stand. Contact us at: Datesand Ltd, PO Box 45, Manchester M11 1XD T: +44 (0) 161 2741080 F: +44 (0) 161 2741089 E: sales@datesand.com www.datesand.com Trade Exhibition 75
Trade Exhibition l disinfectant cleaner  Aseptix UltraSan Broad Spectrum     bactericidal, fungicidal,    sporicidal, tube...
Trade Exhibition Detach / Newsmith Stand No: 35 Detach l the originators of vacuum systems and robotics for cage handling and washing  l over 70 robots and 100 vacuum systems installed worldwide  l new from Detach - the Ymer system – the industry’s only fully automated cabinet  washing system Newsmith l British Industry washing specialists for over 35 years  l cage washers and bottle washers UK built in our factory in Yorkshire  Dynajet l joined Newsmith in 2000  l rack washer and cabinet washer designs now updated to include the latest industry  leading features Detach is based in Strängnäs, Sweden. T: +46 15222830 www.detach.com Newsmith is based in Roberttown, Yorkshire. T: +44 (0) 1924 405988 www.newsmiths.co.uk Now working in co-operation with Getinge worldwide. Contact us at: Detach / Newsmith, Fountain Works, Child Lane, Roberttown, Liversedge, West Yorkshire WF15 7PH T: +44 (0) 1924 405988 F: +44 (0) 1924 403304 E: sales@newsmiths.co.uk www.detach.com Edstrom Industries Inc Stand No: 30 Over 40 years of service to the laboratory animal industry Edstrom Industries is the world leading designer and manufacturer of automated watering systems for animals in the pharmaceutical, academic and government vivarium, for over 40 years. We protect animal health and valuable research through automated animal drinking water systems, water purification, environmental monitoring and workflow management systems. Edstrom automated watering systems deliver purified water on demand, 24 hours a day, eliminating ergonomic injuries and reducing the costs associated with bottle cleaning, filling and manipulation. Our A160 valve technology is the most reliable available, having been constantly refined over 20 years. Edstrom Pulse® provides real-time data readings, alarming and reporting through an intuitive user interface that puts you in total control of your facility’s data. Monitor and control your automated watering system and so much more. From room and freezer temperatures to differential pressure and humidity, customisable reports and alarm limits ensure your facility’s animals are safe. Edstrom SmartLab™ ensures proper animal welfare while performing valuable research all with an intuitive interface. SmartLab™ provides your facility with unsurpassed data 76 Trade Exhibition Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Detach   Newsmith   Stand No  35  Detach l the originators of vacuum systems and robotics for cage handli...
Trade Exhibition integrity by eliminating manual record keeping, delivering time-stamped data and securely storing facility information. The web-based animal management platform enhances communication throughout all levels of the research and animal care team. Edstrom water purification and treatment systems help achieve consistent water quality with reverse osmosis (RO) water purification, clean system design principles and automated flushing. Edstrom recommends RO water for all transgenic rodents. Visit us and see why successful facilities worldwide rely on Edstrom and have been doing so for over 40 years! Contact us at: Edstrom Industries Inc (Europe), PO Box 13, Hereford HR1 4ZU T / F: +44 (0) 1432 370745 M: +44 (0) 7976 370572 E: europe@edstrom.com www.edstrom.com Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs Stand No: 34 Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S is the exclusive breeder of Göttingen Minipigs. Göttingen Minipigs are fully recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide – including EMA and FDA. Göttingen Minipigs should always be considered when choosing your non-rodent model for pharmacology, toxicology and safety pharmacology as they are often a relevant research model. EGM also offers courses in husbandry, handling, dosing and sampling techniques as well as surgical procedures in Göttingen Minipigs. Contact us at: Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S, Soroe Landevej 302, DK-4261 Dalmose, Denmark T: +45 58 18 58 18 F: +45 58 18 58 80 E: ckt@minipigs.dk Stand No: 10.2 Getinge UK Ltd The Getinge Group has established itself as the global market leader for the manufacture and supply of sterilization and washing equipment within the life science markets for infection control during its 107 years of trading. Our market position has been founded on the continuous investment into research and on-going development of our core product range guaranteeing that the Getinge Group remains at the forefront of technical innovation and quality. Equipment: Autoclaves - small GEB sterilizer (600 series) 0.3 to 0.8 mtr3 - medium GEB sterilizer (900 series) 0.6 to 1.1 mtr3 - large GEB sterilizer (bulk series) 1.4 to 17 mtr3 Washers/Disinfectors - 46 series glass/bottle washer lab spec - 677 series glass/bottle washer lab spec - 3200LS tunnel washing system Contact us at: Getinge UK Ltd, Orchard Way, Calladine Park, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 1JU T: +44 (0) 1623 510033 F: +44 (0) 1623 440456 E: sales@getinge.co.uk Trade Exhibition 77
Trade Exhibition integrity by eliminating manual record keeping, delivering time-stamped data and securely storing facilit...
Trade Exhibition Harlan Laboratories Ltd Stand No: 44 Harlan Laboratories is a leading provider of essential, pre-clinical and non-clinical contract research, research models, animal diets and services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, agrochemical and chemical industries, as well as universities, government and other research organisations. The company’s focus is on providing customers with products and services to optimise the discovery and safety of new medicines and compounds. Our key strength is the diverse range of interrelated research tools we offer. These include laboratory animals, standard and customised diets, technical services (such as health and genetic monitoring and transgenic services), biological products and services, contract breeding, projects and containment solutions. Contact us at: Harlan Laboratories Ltd, Shaw’s Farm, Blackthorn, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 1TP T: +44 (0) 1869 243241 F: +44 (0) 1869 246759 E: orders@harlan.com www.harlan.com Harvard Apparatus Ltd Stand No: 26 Harvard Apparatus is a global developer and manufacturer of a broad range of specialised products, primarily scientific instruments. Harvard products are used to accelerate drug discovery and aid research at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities and government laboratories worldwide. The Harvard Bioscience family of companies supplies the bioresearch community with such a broad line of specialised products for neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology and more, that we truly are a one-stop shop. We continually expand our product line through invention and acquisition. We have sales and manufacturing operations worldwide. Contact us at: Harvard Apparatus Ltd, Fircroft Way, Edenbridge, Kent TH8 6HE T: +44 (0) 1732 864001 F: +44 (0) 1732 863356 E: sales@harvardapparatus.co.uk www.harvardapparatus.co.uk IMPEX Services International Ltd Stand No: 6 IMPEX Services International Ltd have been serving the research industry for 15 years with Europe’s largest independent fleet of specially equipped and designed DEFRA registered vehicles. Our dedicated team work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to offer a complete handling and shipping service for all laboratory animals, bio samples and equipment regardless of your shipping needs. Our complete global coverage guarantees you a secure, efficient, door-to-door service to or from any destination worldwide. 78 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Harlan Laboratories Ltd   Stand No  44  Harlan Laboratories is a leading provider of essential, pre-clini...
Trade Exhibition Our budget shipping options for smaller consignments offer clients a cost effective alternative, with the same excellent level of service and commitment within the United Kingdom and across the European continent. With a range of vehicles from our eco-friendly Minis, to large trucks, IMPEX really do offer you ‘total logistics solutions’. We are confident you will be delighted with our services. Please contact us for brochures and further information. Contact us at: IMPEX Services International Ltd, PO Box 187, Huntington, Cambridgeshire PE28 4JF T: +44 (0) 8456 021662 F: +44 (0) 8456 021663 E: info@impex-uk.com www.impex-uk.com Instem Stand No: 10.1 Are you ready for Directive 2010/63/EU? European Directive 2010/63/EU relating to the protection of animals used for scientific purposes came into force in November 2010. EU member states now have less than 1 year to incorporate the Directive into national law and must comply with the new Directive from 1st January 2013. To help research institutions get ready for these important changes, Instem offers the animal care information system. The animal care information system manages the requisition, procurement and reporting of animal usage within research establishments. It also manages facility, project and individual licences and provides regulatory reporting for Home Office Returns, USDA, AAALAC and Experiment Register. Instem’s animal care information system has all the capabilities and functionality necessary to address the changes introduced by the new Directive. l animal ordering  l protocol management  l current competencies management  l regulatory compliance and reporting  l reports for Home Office Returns  l animal health and history records  For more information visit Instem’s booth. Instem is a world-leading information solutions provider for the life sciences – Accelerating drug and chemical development by increasing client productivity and enhancing the processes that lead to safer, more effective products Contact us at: Instem, Diamond Way, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0SD T: +44 (0) 1785 825600 F: +44 (0) 1785 825625 E info@instem.com www.instem.com Trade Exhibition 79
Trade Exhibition Our budget shipping options for smaller consignments offer clients a cost effective alternative, with the...
Trade Exhibition Institute of Animal Technology Stand No: 1 The Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) was founded in 1950 and its purpose is to advance knowledge and promote excellence in the care and welfare of animals in science The IAT recognises and supports the benefits arising from research involving animals and its members are committed to the principle that excellence in animal care and welfare is essential for excellence in science. Representing animal technologists both within the United Kingdom and around the world, the IAT has over 2400 members, which includes the vast majority of the UK’s Named Animal Care and Welfare Officers (NACWOs). During 2011 the IAT as a member of the Biosciences Coalition has commented on the transposition of the EU Directive 2010/63 EU into UK Legislation. Also, under the auspices of the European Federation of Animal Technologists (EFAT), the IAT has contributed into a number of the Expert Working Groups in Brussels, which is looking at various aspects of how the new Directive will be implemented throughout Europe as from January 2013. Education and qualification for animal technologists is one of the key roles of the IAT. The IAT is recognised by Ofqual as the Awarding Organisation for its Further Education Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology. Under the auspices of the University of Manchester, the IAT has helped to develop a BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology, which will enable career animal technologists to continue to play an invaluable role at the highest levels of scientific research and teaching. The first intake of students for the BSc will be in September 2012. Contact us at: Institute of Animal Technology, 5 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL E: iat101@btconnect.com www.iat.org.uk 80 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Institute of Animal Technology   Stand No  1  The Institute of Animal Technology  IAT  was founded in 195...
Trade Exhibition IPS Product Supplies Ltd Stand No: 31 As a company we aim to offer a range of products and services that will be unsurpassed for your animals and their environment, along with the best product design and ease of use. Bases in central England and Scotland offer a fast and efficient service to our growing customer base throughout Europe. Complimented with a personal service that will be second to none, we undertake to provide the ultimate package by considering both animal and people needs. The Quality standard is ISO 9001. We care about service and it shows! l LabDiet® see www.labdiet.com  l TestDiet® see www.testdiet.com now manufactured in the UK  l beddings and nestings including corncob, Aspen and Lignocel products  l irradiated hay bales and tote bags, alternative beddings, trayliners, BenchGuard,  manufactured exclusively by IPS l environmental enrichment products  l hygiene and janitorial products  l occupational health protective clothing, masks and footwear  l irradiation services, including BULK irradiation  Logistic Partner Solutions is an independent company dedicated to providing logistics services to the biomedical and research industry. We offer: l secure storage  l removal and scrappage of unwanted items  l relocation of equipment and machinery  l distribution of products on behalf of other suppliers  l confirmed delivery times  l six vehicles of varying size – five with tail lift capability  Contact us at: IPS Product Supplies Ltd, BCM IPS Ltd, London WC1N 3XX T: +44 (0) 870 600 1616 F: +44 (0) 870 600 1615 E: customers@ipsltd.biz www.ipsltd.biz Trade Exhibition 81
Trade Exhibition IPS Product Supplies Ltd   Stand No  31  As a company we aim to offer a range of products and services th...
Trade Exhibition Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) Stand No: 2 To advance scientific understanding and knowledge of the use, care and welfare of laboratory animals and promote refinement, reduction and replacement LASA peruses its aims in a number of ways: Promoting the interchange of information through meetings, lectures, discussions and publications. LASA has six sections, which together provide a forum to discuss the latest developments in the areas of specialised scientific interest. Every year the scientific sections hold section meetings. The Annual Winter Meeting is a three-day scientific meeting covering a wide range of topics in platform presentations and workshops. The meeting also offers great opportunities to network with Trade Exhibitors. LASA encourages and facilitates education and training in laboratory animal science. This takes place through workshops and the publication of proceedings and best practice guides. We welcome applications of membership from Individuals, Institutions and Students Contact us at: LASA, PO Box 524, Hull HU9 9HE T: +44 (0) 8456 711956 F: +44 (0) 8456 711957 E: info@lasa.co.uk www.lasa.co.uk Learning Curve (Development) Ltd Stand No: 14 The Learning Curve provides high quality training and CPD for animal technologists, scientists and support staff. Training that significantly enhances professional competence is more important than ever. The Learning Curve has an impressive and dedicated team, brought together for the purpose of creating and maintaining a high level of theoretical and practical competence in science. We intend to give our customers the knowledge and skills required for a competent and ethical science based career. The Learning Curve delivers its courses at venues across the UK, allowing us to account for local procedures and to customise courses to meet establishment needs. Courses include: l Home Office modular training 1-4  l licensee refresher training  l introduction to necropsy  l IAT L2 and L3  l aseptic techniques  l NACWO  l introduction to technical procedures  l training, assessment and competence in the workplace  l support staff workshop  l GLP and AAALAC awareness  Contact us at: Learning Curve (Development) Ltd, PO Box 140, Ware, Hertfordshire SG9 0ZN T: +44 (0) 1763 272588 E: info@learningcurvedevelopment.co.uk www.learningcurvedevelopment.co.uk 82 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Laboratory Animal Science Association  LASA    Stand No  2  To advance scientific understanding and knowl...
Trade Exhibition Lillico Biotechnology Stand No: 11 Serving biotechnology An experienced company with a dynamic outlook, the focus is on meeting the sophisticated customer requirements of the biotechnology industry through ISO 9001 quality assurance, customer care and logistics management. We offer a range of quality products second to none and with a thorough understanding of our customers’ needs we aim to excel. Visit our stand for information and advice on: l research and zoo diets l environmental enrichment products l research bedding l water resistant protective clothing and safety footwear l tray tidies l disinfectants and allied products l bespoke irradiated packaging and supplies l transit and transport boxes l specialist vacuum / floor care products l broad range of specialist equipment and products for animal technologists Contact us at: Lillico Biotechnology, PO Box 431, Surrey RH6 0UW T: +44 (0) 1293 827940 F: +44 (0) 1293 782235 E: sales@lillicobiotech.co.uk www.lillicobiotech.co.uk Lomir Biomedical Inc Stand No: 33 Established in Canada in 1989 with head office and manufacturing facilities based in Quebec, Lomir Biomedical Inc is one of the world’s leading brands in the design and manufacture of animal jackets for all laboratory animal species, infusion systems for rodents and large animals, collars, restraints, animal handling and enrichment products. Recognised as a design innovator and manufacturer of high quality, durable and easy-touse equipment for biomedical and research applications, Lomir is the supplier of choice for private contract organisations, pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, universities, teaching hospitals, biotechnology companies and government institutions. Lomir’s commitment to pioneering design, continuous product improvement, technical excellence and customer satisfaction is matched only by their people’s dedication to and respect for the wellbeing of research animals. The Company’s range of animal jackets incorporates carefully chosen materials and special features that increase comfort for the subject. Lomir’s infusion, testing and restraint equipment is designed to facilitate ease of use for the handler, minimising animal discomfort and stress levels and ultimately protecting the integrity of the procedure. Lomir strives to deliver effective and affordable solutions to virtually any challenge it is presented with by its customers. For UK enquiries, please contact our UK Sales Representative on +44 (0) 7824 861583. Contact us at: Lomir, PO Box 24, Hull HU12 8YJ T: +44 (0) 7824 861583 E: info@lomirbiomedical.co.uk www.lomirbiomedical.co.uk Trade Exhibition 83
Trade Exhibition Lillico Biotechnology   Stand No  11 Serving biotechnology  An experienced company with a dynamic outlook...
Trade Exhibition MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd Stand No: 39 Sterilisation and disinfection equipment manufacturers MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd are a directly owned subsidiary of MMM GmbH, one of the largest European manufactures of sterilisers and disinfection systems with a workforce of over 1000 employees and responsible for many developments in sterilisation technology. Since 1954, MMM have supplied sterilising equipment into healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry, research centres, food and drug manufactures and universities. The sterilisers we design and manufacture have a very long life expectancy, with reliability playing a major part in the design, our strength is our whole life cycle support. This reliability has earned us ‘preferred supplier status’ with many of our clients, including AstraZeneca. We start at benchtop autoclaves and go up to vast walk in sterilisers for cage racking systems and bulk loads used within the pharmaceutical industry and research organisations. We can offer single door or pass through double door machines with loading heights of 625mm, 390mm, or floor level machines for ease of loading, our standard chamber sizes suit all common IVC and cage racks. We manufacture all our own steriliser chambers and can offer a vast range of standard sizes from 316 litres to 6292 litres, we also manufacture bespoke units to customers’ requirements and offer air tight double skinned barriers for optimum sound and heat insulation (very important in animal house situations). We have our own project management, planning and installation teams based in our UK office in Leeds, this enables us to work with architects, design teams and planning departments from the initial concept through to final installation, commissioning and validation. We do not just finish there, our service and validation team ensures a problem free and long working life expectancy; we also offer repairs and servicing for other makes of sterilisers. We can also offer installations incorporating the use of H2O2 (VHP) generators as part of an automated process cycle. Why not talk with us now about your existing and future sterilisation requirements, we are happy to work with architects, design teams and planning departments and by using our own project management, planning and installation teams we are able to take full control of projects from the initial concept through to final installation, commissioning and validation. Contact us at: MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd, Units 2 & 3, Gateway Drive Business Park, Gateway Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XY T: +44 (0) 113 3910717 F: +44 (0) 113 3910503 E: sales@mmm-group.co.uk www.mmm-group.co.uk 84 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd   Stand No  39  Sterilisation and disinfection equipment manufacturers MMM M...
Trade Exhibition Noray Bioinformatics SLU Stand No: 22 Software for the management of animal experimentation NorayBio, registered to ISO 9001:2008, is the Spanish leading company in the implementation of software for the management of animal experimentation. AniBio standard licence, product developed and registered by NorayBio, has been implemented in a wide range of universities, research centres pharmaceutical companies and CROs, as long as different tailored projects created to meet each customer’s specific needs. AniBio line products. AniBio line includes three standard software applications: l AniBio - for the management of animal facilities. Developed in different formats one  animal facility, platforms, additional features … l AniTrans - for the management of transgenic colonies  l AniBio Aquatic - for the management of aquatic animals  AniBio in Europe. NorayBio currently has three sales offices in Europe, Cambridge, Lyon and Turin. The purpose of these offices is to support foreign customers. NorayBio also has a strategic alliance with the British company Aston Pharma, our sales agent in the UK. Microsoft Certified Partner and part of Oracle Partner Network Contact us at: NorayBio, Parque Tecnológico 801A, 2º, 48160 Derio (Bilbao), Spain T: +34 94 403 6998 F: +34 94 403 6999 E: anibio@noraybio.com www.noraybio.com UK Office Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge CB22 3AT T: +44 (0) 1223 497465 Trade Exhibition 85
Trade Exhibition Noray Bioinformatics SLU   Stand No  22  Software for the management of animal experimentation NorayBio, ...
Trade Exhibition Plexx BV Stand No: 44.2 Plexx are the sole European distributors for BioMedic data systems and laboratory products. We work closely with our customers to identify their research needs and a full training and aftercare service is offered for all of our products. Our products include the following: l BioMedic data systems animal identification - injectable transponders give the option  to programme unique identification codes as well as reading body temperature. Additional data can also be collected by connecting weighing scales and tumour measurement device l laboratory products individually ventilated micro isolator systems and workbenches  - protect both your staff and your animals with our positive cage in a negative rack design. New in our range are wall mounted racks, which also fit in very small rooms l Hydropac™ - an innovative way of delivering water to rodents using pouches and  drip free single use valves l SounBreak™ - washable noise reduction panels for high noise animal rooms and  washing areas l metabolic cages - simple and easy to use for rats and mice. The cage is made up of  only 8 parts l conventional caging - available from stock and interchangeable with your existing  European cages l environmental enrichment - toys, special diets and treats for all laboratory animal species  Contact us at: Plexx BV, PO Box 86, 6660 AB Elst, The Netherlands T: +31 481 377797 F: +31 481 377910 E: uk@plexx.eu www.plexx.eu R&W Associates UK Ltd Stand No: 36 Our product ARMIS has been specifically developed for biological service units (BSUs) in order to support their operations. ARMIS allows you to keep the focus on what is most important to your operation – providing excellent animal welfare and superb customer service. ARMIS reduces administration at a stroke and is fully compliant with the pending changes to the regulations. ARMIS provides web support for the researcher, location managers and system administrator. 24/7 web animal ordering, stock and financial enquiries, historic and current full transgenic breeding support, identification, genotyping, litters, pairing, disposal, progeny enquiry, breeding and weaning schedules, health issue management, procedure reporting. New for 2012: l full Home Office annual return support l summary and trend reporting for enterprise management l full technologist and researcher support in the animal and procedure room using touch  screen ‘tablet or laptop’ computers and innovative ‘hands free’ RFID cage tagging l comprehensive and flexible label production – print and peel l training and competency 86 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Plexx BV   Stand No  44.2  Plexx are the sole European distributors for BioMedic data systems and laborat...
Trade Exhibition Contact us at: R&W Associates UK Ltd, St John’s House, 5 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL T: +44 (0) 844 800 4128 F: +44 (0) 871 594 4196 E: contact@randw.biz www.armis.co.uk Rees Scientific Stand No: 43 Rees Scientific specialise in monitoring temperature in refrigeration, freezing and incubation, lighting, humidity as well as providing automated watering for animal laboratories, Rees Scientific provides automated environmental monitoring to a limitless number of applications in pharmaceutical and laboratory animal research making us the standard by which other monitoring systems are judged. As an ISO 9001:2000 company and fully FDA 21 CFR 11 compliant, Rees Scientific is constantly upgrading policies, procedures and protocols to comply with today’s highly regulated environments. Automated daily printouts, alarm notification, audit trails and complete data encryption are just a few of the standard features that help you meet your AAALAC, FDA, MHRA and Home Office regulations. Visit our stand today to find out more and take the opportunity to win our prize of an iPod shuffle. Contact us at: Rees Scientific, 1007 Whitehead Road Ext, Trenton, New Jersey 08638, USA M: +44 (0) 7748 185307 E: jtelfer@reesscientific.com www.reesscientific.com S3 Science Stand No: 15 We are the largest supplier of animal technologists in the life sciences sector. Since we opened our doors in 2002 we have placed over 1200 technicians in both permanent and temporary positions nationwide. Our success is simple; a highly skilled recruitment team that pulls together over 20 years’ recruitment experience and a mission statement at the forefront of all we do: that all great companies are only as good as their staff. Our priority is to source the right candidate with the right skills for your organisation. We have become the preferred recruitment agency to many of the UK’s leading scientific organisations and aim to work with many more over the coming years. Whatever the level of staffing from cage wash to licensed technician we know that today’s placement will be a part of tomorrow’s success for our clients. Talk to us today and find out how we can provide you with permanent or contract animal sciences staff at all levels from graduate to manager. We want to be a key part of your success and hope you can share in our goal of recruitment excellence. We offer no other services, just those that make great placements – S3 Science Recruitment. Contact us at: S3 Science, BCM Box 1899, London WC1N 3XX T: +44 (0) 844 884 4696 F: +44 (0) 20 8711 6660 E: info@s3science.com www.s3science.com Trade Exhibition 87
Trade Exhibition Contact us at  R W Associates UK Ltd, St John   s House, 5 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL T   4...
Trade Exhibition SRCL Stand No: 44.1 SRCL provides specialist waste services to a range of organisations across different sectors. We recognise there are many types of specialist waste streams that require compliant handling and discrete disposal. As the UK’s largest specialist waste management company, we have a proven track record in providing technical expertise, advice and disposal services giving our customers the confidence that their waste is being managed safely, effectively and compliantly. We provide a fully integrated collection, transportation and disposal service. Our facilities are fully licensed and we can manage a variety of waste streams including healthcare and veterinary wastes; confidential waste; GMO waste and contaminated foodstuffs. This service is ideal for pharmaceutical companies; research and development bodies; laboratories and Government agencies. Contact us at: SRCL, Indigo House, Sussex Avenue, Leeds LS10 2LF T: +44 (0) 333 240 4360 F: +44 (0) 113 270 9140 E: jpaterson@srcl.com www.srcl.com Scanbur A/S Stand No: 49 It is the mission of Scanbur to develop, produce and sell innovative equipment for in vivo medical research and hence contribute to preventing and curing diseases. Scanbur strives to improve the welfare of animals and humans based on Scanbur’s fundamental principles: l animal welfare  l allergy control  l disease control  l ergonomics  The range of product categories includes LAF cabins, air showers, scanClime HVAC units, ScantainersCLASSIC, EC2 and EC3 rabbit racks, warming cabinets and operating tables. Contact us at: Scanbur A/S, Silovej 16-18, DK-2690 Karlslunde, Denmark T: +45 56 86 56 10 F: +45 56 82 14 05 E: pch@scanbur.eu www.scanbur-technology.com 88 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition SRCL   Stand No  44.1  SRCL provides specialist waste services to a range of organisations across differe...
Trade Exhibition Scientific Lesser Stand No: 12 Scientific Lesser provides design and project management services to clients who require the design, construction or renovation of advanced research facilities. We specialise in working with clients from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Our clients are typically involved in experimentation, research and development for a variety of research and laboratory uses and hazard classifications. Often our client requires existing work processes to remain in operation. The unique challenge in providing facilities for research or advance manufacturing technologies is that often the client is working at the leading edge of its field and defining requirements in an environment where techniques and technology are evolving. This quite often creates situations where specialist solutions are required. Our team provides initial concept, project design, costing, resolution and management. We select and employ specialist contractors, as each project requires, who are used to working with us and understand what we require of them. Our design process takes into account provision for maintenance of facilities after project completion. This is a service that we offer and contract for separately ensuring continuity and peace of mind for the client. The outcome is a completed ‘fit for the purpose’ project, built within budget and to programme. Contact us at: Scientific Lesser Ltd, Hanworth Lane, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 9JX T: +44 (0) 1932 568122 F: +44 (0) 1932 560818 www.scientificlesser.com Sera Laboratories International Ltd Stand No: 7 Sera Laboratories International Ltd (Seralab) is an independent UK company providing a fast, friendly and efficient service with a focus on quality and traceability. Seralab is a leading supplier of control matrices and disease state material from both human and animal models. The company offers the most complete range of human and animal-based research bioproducts in Europe. Seralab provides serum, plasma, whole blood, tissues, microsomes, S9 fractions and fluids from the human model and an extensive range of animal species. Our product range also includes cell culture sera and reagents including FBS, cell specific media selected growth factors and a range of standardised reagents and tools for all areas of stem cell research. The Seralab technical and managerial team have, over 20 years, established an unrivalled reputation of working closely with our customers to develop individual, tailor made solutions, often through the development of new products and techniques. Our commitment to traditional values of quality product, competitive pricing and absolute customer care are assured through our adherence to the spirit and application of ISO 9001 accreditation, which we achieved in 2010. We constantly strive for service excellence providing reliability, full traceability and extensive quality control through customer led evolution and innovation. Contact us at: Sera Laboratories International Ltd, Unit 44 Bolney Grange Business Park, Stairbridge Lane, Haywards Heath, Sussex RH17 5PB T: +44 (0) 1444 250010 F: +44 (0) 1444 250066 E: migueltobin@seralab.co.uk Trade Exhibition 89
Trade Exhibition Scientific Lesser   Stand No  12  Scientific Lesser provides design and project management services to cl...
Trade Exhibition Ssniff Speciality Diets GmbH Stand No: 44.3 Ssniff is the leading supplier of laboratory animal diets in Germany, with an unrivalled reputation for quality and flexibility. The company is certified to ISO 9001 standard and can produce GLP-compliant diets under GMP conditions. The range of products includes standard, autoclavable and gamma-irradiated feeds for all laboratory species, plus speciality lines covering medicated feeds, test-compound diets and recipes for preclinical studies to induce specific conditions in the animals with batch size as low as 1kg. Formulations suitable for transgenic animals can also be supplied. Full documentation is available for all products, including GLP certificates of analysis. Products can be supplied in standard packaging or vacuum-packed format. The client list in Europe is impressive, including breeders, contract research organisations, pharmaceutical companies and prestigious medical research institutes. Check out the website at www.ssniff.com or, to discuss any aspect of your requirements in more detail, please contact Glyn on +44 (0) 7593 929006 (email: glynselway@aol.com). Contact us at: Ssniff Speciality Diets GmbH, Ferdinand-Gabriel-Weg 16, DE-59494 Soest, Germany T: +49 (0) 292196580 F: +49 (0) 292195840 E: mail@ssniff.de www.ssniff.com Special Diets Services Stand No: 17 Special Diets Services, registered to ISO 9001:2008 and GMP +, is the largest supplier of laboratory animal diets in Europe and the only dedicated manufacturer in the UK. For over four decades, SDS has been supplying research establishments and breeders worldwide and we have gained an international reputation for the quality of our diets and manufacturing and storage facilities. As research diets are our core business, SDS has the formulations, packaging and flexibility to suit all your requirements. We have a global network of distributions so local supply is an option. SDS has a professional technical team who are experts in the field of research animal nutrition. Contact us at: Special Diets Services, PO Box 705, Witham, Essex CM8 3AD T: +44 (0) 1376 511260 F: +44 (0) 1376 511247 E: info@sdsdiets.com www.sdsdiets.com Steel Line Ltd Stand No: 47 Established in 1979, Steel Line is a Sheffield based UK manufacturer of stainless steel tables for the medical, veterinary and laboratory research markets. Initially designed for hospitals and public mortuaries, the company has adapted these designs to meet the needs of laboratory animal science and veterinary managers / technologists and during 2007 fulfilled its first contracts for two major research organisations in the UK. Although based on generic designs, Steel Line custom builds its products to each client’s requirements. They can be made for small rodent work or even take up to horse size. Recent product development has seen the manufacture of inset ventilated stainless steel workstations suitable for standard laboratory worktops. 90 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Ssniff Speciality Diets GmbH   Stand No  44.3  Ssniff is the leading supplier of laboratory animal diets ...
Trade Exhibition The products include but are not limited to: l perfusion sinks  l surgery tables  l necropsy tables  l euthanasia tables  l in vitro procedure tables  l EEG ante tables  l any other table design required by the customer  All tables are ventilated, usually downdraft or backdraft if the customer prefers. Fixed or adjustable height tables are also available and sinks, spray hose and wash down (sparge) facilities are fitted as specified. Contact us at: Steel Line Ltd, 415 Petre Street, Sheffield S4 8LL T: +44 (0) 114 231 7330 F: +44 (0) 114 256 0330 E: colin.campbell@steelline.co.uk www.steelline.co.uk Surrey Diagnostics Ltd Stand No: 24 Surrey Diagnostics Ltd offers a comprehensive range of microbiological testing and health monitoring for all species of laboratory animals, including a full range of serology, bacteriology, parasitology and high quality histopathology.  We also offer a full range of tests for Zebrafish and Xenopus. Our PCR laboratory offers a number of specialist PCR services including the detection of helicobacters, mycoplasmas, viruses and pneumocystis carinii via the PCR method. We also offer the genotyping of GM mouse and rat colonies.  Our ENVIROSCREEN® section offers a full range of environmental monitoring services including LAA monitoring as well as viable air/surface/water counts and air particulates. We are also the approved distributor for the AiroCide® in the UK, Ireland and Finland. The AiroCide® is not a filter; the AiroCide® is an air-cleansing system using UV-light and a patented catalyst system to destroy over 99% of organic contaminants. In an animal facility, the AiroCide® can significantly reduce the risk of personnel becoming sensitised to Laboratory Animal Allergens. Surrey Diagnostics are also the agent for a new UV technology that can be retro fitted into air ducts to remove the smells associated with animal facilities.  This is particularly important when facilities are in populated areas like universities, hospitals and metropolitan locations. Fully staffed by experienced veterinarians and scientists, Surrey Diagnostics can offer a rapid, reliable and cost effective service that includes full technical support and advice. Contact us at: Surrey Diagnostics Ltd, PO Box 156, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8ZU T: +44 (0) 1483 268300 F: +44 (0) 1483 266537 E: alistair.sdl@btconnect.com Trade Exhibition 91
Trade Exhibition The products include but are not limited to  l perfusion sinks   l surgery tables   l necropsy tables   l...
Trade Exhibition Sychem Ltd Stand No: 41 Disinfection and sterilisation equipment specialists Sychem are specialists in the supply, installation and maintenance of equipment for cage, bottle and glassware washing, disinfecting, sterilising and processing. Cage and bottle washer range l AC8000  - cage and rack washer ‘high efficiency / automatic door’ l AC7000 - cage and rack washer ‘high efficiency’ l AC1400 - cage and bottle washer ‘cabinet style’ l AC1200 - cage and bottle washer ‘slim line’ l AC680 - bottle washer ‘5 tier’ l AC610 - bottle washer ‘3 tier’ l AC600 - bottle washer ‘2 tier’ l AC500 - bottle washer ‘under counter’ l AC3500 - tunnel washer l Symphony - integration for robotic automation Bottle processing - de-capping, washing, refill and re-capping l MITO FBS - semi automatic bottle processing station l MITO FB - fully automatic bottle processing station Autoclaves l TMAX - floor loading and cabinet style l Elara - medical and laboratory bench top autoclaves l EVB - medical and laboratory vertical autoclaves l Engineers - fully qualified engineers for validation and maintenance Bedding and waste handling l BD9000us - ultrasonic bedding dispenser l MD9000 - mechanical drag system ‘bedding disposal’ l VD9000 - vacuum system ‘bedding disposal’ Glass washer / dryers l LAB680 - glass washer / dryer ‘5 tier’ l LAB610 - bottle washer / dryer ‘3 tier’ l LAB600 - bottle washer / dryer ‘2 tier’ l LAB500 - bottle washer / dryer ‘under counter’ Laundry equipment - Miele ‘Little Giant’ laundry washers PW6055/65 PT7135/6 - Miele ‘Little Giant’ tumble dryers Chemicals, site maintenance and validation services l cage, bottle and glass washing l laundry washing l multi surface disinfection and sanitisation l service contracts for variety of washers and sterilisers l emergency response ‘no contract required’ Contact us at: Sychem Ltd, Highcove House, Victory Close, Chandlers Ford, Highcove, Hampshire SO53 4BU T: +44 (0) 845 644 6824 F: +44 (0) 845 644 6834 E: info@sychem.co.uk www.sychem.co.uk 92 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Sychem Ltd   Stand No  41  Disinfection and sterilisation equipment specialists Sychem are specialists in...
Trade Exhibition Tecniplast UK Ltd Stand No: 20 Over 60 years of perfect partnership for your laboratory animal equipment With a passion for innovation, Tecniplast have been at the heart of housing solutions for laboratory animals for over 60 years! The team continues with their commitment to the industry forming the perfect partnership for all of your laboratory animal equipment needs. The range consists of: l animal caging for all laboratory species including IVCs and conventional caging l aquatics solutions, now including a truly innovative ‘Tritone’ automated fish feeding l laminar airflow technology, products include; cage changing stations, bio-safety  stations, downflow booths, bedding disposal systems and airshowers l washing, disinfection and logistics equipment ranging from bottle washers and  fillers, rack washers, cabinet washers and tunnel washers and decontamination locks l automation, from partial to fully automated systems to assist with ergonomics,  standardisation of procedure and throughput l customised solutions, all specific to your facility  l servicing of equipment – helping you to keep the equipment in your facility up and  running Tecniplast, founded in 1949, remains Europe’s premier manufacturer of specialist laboratory animal equipment. Be sure to visit us at our stand to view our latest innovation products. Contact us at: Tecniplast UK Ltd, BCM Box 3058, London WC1N 3XX T: +44 (0) 845 050 4556 F: +44 (0) 845 050 4557 E: info@tecniplastuk.com www.tecniplastuk.com The Cube Ltd Stand No: 16 The Cube offers expert and totally independent support services to end users and project teams involved in new build and refurbishment of bioscience facilities. Choose either total support from inception to fully operational or support for specific areas of your project. Tap into our in depth experience and be assured of ensuring your success. Pre project l feasibility studies, logistics, budgets  l decontamination and decanting  Project phase l building design and equipment specification  l health and safety including allergen reduction  l user representation at project meeting  l factory and site acceptance testing  l snagging and final clean  Post handover l independent stability testing and submission to regulatory authorities  l staff training, SOP development and stability testing  Trade Exhibition 93
Trade Exhibition Tecniplast UK Ltd   Stand No  20  Over 60 years of perfect partnership for your laboratory animal equipme...
Trade Exhibition We are also experienced trouble-shooters for projects, which have run into problems. We also offer full independent environmental monitoring service to confirm that your existing buildings are performing to Code of Practice standards. Energy saving Contact us to discuss an energy review of your facilities and advice on reducing your energy consumption by up to 40%. Contact us at: The Cube Ltd, St John’s Innovation Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WS T: +44 (0) 1223 420252 F: +44 (0) 1223 420844 E: info@thecube.eu.com www.thecube.eu.com Transnetyx Inc Stand No: 9 Transnetyx provides affordable, fast and accurate genotyping using its fully automated genotyping process that utilize qPCR for detecting transgenic, knock-out, knock-in, conditional and single base mutations. Transnetyx works with laboratories around the world enabling biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and research institutions the ability to better devote their resources to their research goals. Having performed nearly 30 million successful reactions at 99.998% accuracy, Transnetyx not only guarantees turnaround times but also the accuracy of its genotyping results. Highlights of our service include: l 24 and 72 hour turn-around times l easy online secure order submission (average time to place an order: only 6.1 minutes)  l printable results reported via our secure website l real-time PCR processing with QC l 99.998% accuracy (based off of nearly 30 million reactions) Transnetyx Inc will be available throughout the day and will be offering an IAT Congress exclusive 50 FREE sample offer for all new customers who register during the event or at www.transnetyx.com Simply use the promotion code: “IATCongress” when setting up your account. For more information, contact David Porteous at dporteous@transnetyx.com Contact us at: Transnetyx Inc, 8110 Cordova Road, Suite 119, Cordova, Tennessee 38016, USA T: +1 901 507 0476 F: +1 901 507 0480 E: customerservice@transnetyx.com www.transnetyx.com 94 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition We are also experienced trouble-shooters for projects, which have run into problems. We also offer full i...
Trade Exhibition Ultra-Violet Products Ltd (UVP) Stand No: 10 UVP offers a full range of imaging systems ranging from BioDoc-It® for basic gel documentation to advanced, automated BioSpectrum® imaging system for fluorescent, colorimetric and chemiluminescent imaging. The NEW iBox® explorer imaging microscope is unique in its ability to micro image cells and organs subcutaneously and within the body cavity of living mice. The upright optics provides an ultra long working distance and high numerical aperture (NA) for animal fluorescent imaging. iBox® Scientia small animal imaging system is designed to automate your in vivo small animal imaging research with one-touch, pre-set or user-defined PC controls for accurate, repeatable imaging. Capture superior small animal images with the high resolution, high sensitivity cooled CCD camera and optics. iBox® Spectra system for in vivo animal imaging is designed for quick screening and image capture and includes a high resolution colour CCD camera, a touch screen, and a highly focused excitation light source to provide optimal conditions for small animal study. The BioLite™ MultiSpectral light source provides the excitation light source to accommodate a wide variety of florescent proteins, including GFP / RFP, within the body of the animal.   UVP is partnering with AntiCancer Incorporated for techniques and applications technology of fluorescent protein small animal imaging. Contact us at: Ultra-Violet Products Ltd (UVP), Unit 1, Trinity Hall Farm Estate, Nuffield Road, Cambridge CB4 1TG T: +44 (0) 1223 420022 F: +44 (0) 1223 420561 E: uvp@uvp.co.uk www.uvp.com University of Manchester Stand No: 3.1 The University of Manchester will, from September 2012, be offering a BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology. This will be a distance learning modular degree course and those interested in finding out more are invited to attend the seminar being held on Wednesday 28th March at 11.15 in Room Zest 1. This course offers an excellent opportunity to those looking to develop their careers in the field of laboratory animal science and technology. Leaflets and information on the University of Manchester will be available on the exhibition stand although it will not be fully manned. Any queries can be directed through the IAT stand or after Congress by emailing the address below. Contact us at: E: LASAT@manchester.ac.uk Trade Exhibition 95
Trade Exhibition Ultra-Violet Products Ltd  UVP    Stand No  10  UVP offers a full range of imaging systems ranging from B...
UNO Roestvaststaal BV Stand No: 51 The identification of individual laboratory animals has become more and more important. Until recently it was very expensive to introduce the use of RFID transponders into your facility; this has now changed! UNO can offer you three types of transponders and matching readers, all at very reasonable costs. Our programme also includes a number of readers varying from a simple handheld reader, that just shows you the transponder number, to a sophisticated reader and software combination to introduce not only the transponder number but also a number of observations codes, etc. Last but not least, we are happy to introduce our caliper system, which allows you to introduce data like ID-number, weight and f.i. measured tumor growth into a data sheet. More information on this is available on request. UNO is a well-known supplier of a wide range of housing products for the laboratory animal market. Next to our standard line of housing products, UNO has a very successful engineering department, which is constantly working to improve the quality of the products and integrating specific customer needs into ‘standard’ products. The demand for anesthesia equipment that can be used for small laboratory animals has increased substantially. Following this trend, UNO has been and still is actively involved in the design and manufacturing of complete anesthesia systems even for the smallest animals. We aim to not only supply the products but make sure that once the product arrived at your facility the know-how about setting up and using the system are also available! UNO provides a wide range of products and services to help you as a laboratory researcher to obtain the most suitable and fitting infusion set up for your goal. A range of handling, restraint and capture equipment is available in order not only to safeguard personnel while handling animals but also to handle the animal in a safe and secure way. Contact us at: Trade Exhibition UNO Roestvaststaal BV, PO Box 15, NL-6900 AA Zevenaar, The Netherlands T: +31 316 524451 F: +31 316 523785 E: info@unobv.com www.unobv.com Veltek Associates Inc Stand No: 45 Since 1981, Veltek Associates Inc (VAI) has been a global leader and supplier of innovative contamination control products to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. VAI is an EPA and FDA registered manufacturing facility located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA. Along with our proven contamination products, we also have a wide range of high quality process cleaning detergents for laboratory animal facilities called Cage2Wash. Our detergents are available in various pack sizes and sterile and non-sterile and with all relevant documentation. Where Veltek excels at assisting customers in particular is our approach to helping identify the appropriate detergent to achieve programme optimisation. Cleaning performance success and cleaning validation support can be realised by implementing scientific rationale to the detergent selection process. Please feel free to call by our stand for further assistance. Contact us at: Veltek Associates Inc, 15 Lee Boulevard, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355-1234, USA T: 00 353 87 0506766 E: rmooney@sterile.com 96 Trade Exhibition
UNO Roestvaststaal BV   Stand No  51  The identification of individual laboratory animals has become more and more importa...
Trade Exhibition Vet Tech Solutions Ltd Stand No: 28 We look forward to meeting you on the Vet Tech Solutions’ stand where we have extended our range of products available to you, our valued customers. Our experienced team can offer help and advice to ease you through any purchase you need to make. We also have a team of dedicated designers / engineers who can liaise with you on bespoke and individual items relevant to your project, no matter how big or small. Our anaesthetic and CO2 ranges have something for everyone ranging from basic systems to more advanced and complex systems. We also offer a comprehensive servicing package more in-depth than most. The range has now more to offer with Esco, Marstons, Matachana, Dycem, Optilia and Segre to name just a few that we represent. Optilia offers a range of camera / microscope systems already being used in specialist situations within our industry. Various disciplines have benefited from the Optilia range i.e., surgery, embryo transfers and it is an excellent aid for teaching purposes. See the camera system in action and book in for your own demonstration within your workplace. Another training aid now available is the new CITA™ rat simulator. This will be available to view and test out your skills. Add the above to our full range of consumables, surgery and facility management items and we believe we can offer something for everyone. So Hi Di Hi campers! Contact us at: Vet Tech Solutions Ltd, Unit 17, Daneside Business Park, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1UN T: +44 (0) 1260 274333 F: +44 (0) 1260 278822 E: info@vet-tech.co.uk www.vet-tech.co.uk Williton Box Company Stand No: 29 Williton Box Company manufactures and supplies animal transportation boxes to customers within the UK and internationally. We are able to supply, from our comprehensive range of styles and sizes, a shipping container to satisfy most requirements. Whilst our boxes remain suitable for all land based travel we have produced a range of boxes that conform to the guidelines set out by the International Air Transport Association making them suitable for shipping by air. Our ranges of containers are manufactured from twinwall polypropylene and corrugated cardboard and represent a secure environment and an economical method for the movement of animals. Contact us at: Williton Box Company, Egrove Way, Williton Industrial Estate, Williton, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4TB T: +44 (0) 1984 632538 F: +44 (0) 1984 633050 E: admin@willitonbox.co.uk www.willitonbox.co.uk Trade Exhibition 97
Trade Exhibition Vet Tech Solutions Ltd   Stand No  28  We look forward to meeting you on the Vet Tech Solutions    stand ...
General Information SPONSORSHIP The Congress Committee and the IAT would like to thank all of the companies that have supported this conference by Exhibiting and/or Advertising in this handbook. The following companies are also thanked for their further sponsorship: Allentown Europe Wine for Dinner Dance AstraZeneca Andrew Blake Tribute Award B&K Marshall First Time Presenter Award Harlan Laboratories UK Ltd Mugs IPS Product Supplies Ltd Badges Lillico Biotechnology Best Poster Award R C artelust bv H R C Hartelust BV Congress Bags Special Diets Services Ponchos INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Page Arrowmight Biosciences IBC Page Contec®/Aston Pharma 51 Allentown Inc 20 Datesand Ltd 19 Allentown Inc 21 Edstrom Industries 16 Allentown Inc 28 Institute of Animal Technology 61 Allentown Europe 47 Instem 22 Allentown Europe 49 Aquatic Habitats B&K Marshall 6 3 Lillico Biotechnology R C Hartelust BV 32 University of Manchester Charles River Laboratories 24 Uno Roestvaststaal BV General Information 17 Sychem IFC Bell Isolation Systems 98 OBC 23 4
General Information  SPONSORSHIP The Congress Committee and the IAT would like to thank all of the companies that have sup...
TRADE COMPETITION Visit each participating stand to find the answers to complete the Answer Sheet available at the Congress Reception Desk. Once you have them all, give your form to Nicky Windows at Datesand. Question - 1st Biotech Ltd - How long has Harry been manufacturing laboratory clothing? Question - 3Rs Bedding - How much recycled paper does it take to produce 30kg of our bedding? Question - AFOS Ltd - The new and innovative AFOS VET / euthanasia tables are installed at which facility? Question - Agenda Resource Management Ltd - What is the name of the e-newsletter, which is released by us on a quarterly basis? Question - Allentown Europe Ltd - What IVC air delivery system used highly efficient ECM motor technology and delivers HEPA filtered air to each individual cage using as little as 0.15 watts per cage? Question - Andersons Bedding Products - What innovative product combines bedding and nesting material in one bag? Question - Arrowmight - What alternatives are there to robotics for cage cleaning and washing procedures? Question - B&K Marshall - Which BKU strain of mice is the wild type for their Interferon receptor or KO models (e.g. the IFNAR1)? You must give the full nomenclature. Question - Bioculture Mauritius Ltd (BCM) - What is the unique feature of Mauritius origin Cynomolgus monkeys? Question - Bioquell UK Ltd - What size bottle is used to refill the reservoir on a Bioquell Q-10 HPV generator? Question - Charles River - This mouse strain is a genetic marvel, alongside the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben and the Shinto Pagoda, all marvels of architectural engineering. What is it? Question - Clinipath Ltd - On the Clinipath ‘Circulaire’ downflow table systems, which filter will neutralise both Isoflurane and Formaldehyde ensuring a safer working environment? Question - Contec® - Which of our products is designed for effective dry mopping to remove dust, dirt and hair without adding humidity to the environment? Question - Datesand Ltd - Why are you able to fill more cages with the same weight of Datesand bedding than any other suppliers? Question - Detach / Newsmith - What is the name of our fully automated robotic washing system? Question - Edstrom Industries Inc - What is the full name of the new Edstrom UK and Ireland Sales Consultant? Question - Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs - Why is there German Landrace in the breed of the Göttingen Minipig? Question - Harlan Laboratories Ltd - What is the age of Harlan in 2012? Question - Harvard Apparatus Ltd - What is the name of the person who received the world’s first completely artificial tracheal transplant that utilised our Organ Bioreactor? Question - Institute of Animal Technology - Who is the current President of the IAT? Question - IMPEX Services International Ltd - At what temperature should live penguins be transported at? Question - IPS Product Supplies Ltd - Which is the only laboratory animal feed manufacturer to use the unique concept of ‘managed nutrition’ in their diet formulations? Continues on next page Trade Exhibition 99
TRADE COMPETITION Visit each participating stand to find the answers to complete the Answer Sheet available at the Congres...
TRADE COMPETITION Visit each participating stand to find the answers to complete the Answer Sheet available at the Congress Reception Desk. Once you have them all, give your form to Nicky Windows at Datesand. Question - Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) - Who is the current President of LASA? Question - Learning Curve (Development) Ltd - Our team has gained their extensive experience by having previously worked in three pharmaceutical companies - which were they? Question - Lillico Biotechnology - Lillico has two animal feed manufacturing sites, one for agricultural feed and another for racehorse feed. Where are they located? Question - Lomir Biomedical Inc - What is the name of the soft restraint used with small laboratory animals? Question - MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd - What can be connected to a MMM Steriliser to enable it to be used for decontamination of sensitive electrical equipment? Question - Noray Bioinformatics - What are our main products apart from AniBio? Question - R&W Associates UK Ltd - How is it possible for a technologist to work in a paperless environment and also increase animal welfare? Question - Rees Scientific - What can we do for you? Question - S3 Science - What is the name of our office cat? Question - Scanbur A/S - What services do ScanClime Plus need? Question - Scientific Lesser - What anniversary is Scientific Lesser celebrating this year? Question - Sera Laboratories International Ltd - On what date did our new office in Hull open? Question - Special Diets Services - What group of animals do we supply most diet to: a) rodents, b) primates or c) dogs? Question - Ssniff Speciality Diets - Which food item does Glyn dislike most? Question - Steel Line Ltd - In what year was the company first established? Question - Surrey Diagnostics Ltd - We test for P Carinii via MFIA beads in all our rat serology profiles. What does the ‘P’ stand for? Question - Sychem Ltd - What colour is the operator screen when there is a blocked filter on Sychem’s BD9000 US Bedding Dispenser? Question - Tecniplast UK Ltd - In which year was the company founded? Question - The Cube Ltd - Why will our MD, Steven Cubitt, be getting sand between his toes this year? Question - Transnetyx Inc - At which university was a real life Transnetyx customer working when he ‘unfortunately’ inspired the Transnetyx “sad guy” marketing campaign? Question - Ultra-Violet Products Ltd (UVP) - What is the main difference between the iBox® Scientia and the iBox® Explorer imaging systems? Question - Veltek Associates Inc - What is the name of our scientific rationale approach for appropriate detergent selection? Question - Vet Tech Solutions Ltd - How many cages can be placed on the IVC CO2 system? Question - Williton Box Company - Looking purely at their physical appearance, how would you recognise the box with the prefix ‘PW’ when compared to the range of boxes with the prefix ‘PO’? 100 Trade Exhibition
TRADE COMPETITION Visit each participating stand to find the answers to complete the Answer Sheet available at the Congres...