CONGRESS Congress 2013 Congress 2013 12th – 15th March 2013 www.iat.org.uk 2013 12th – 15th March 2013 Techs and Vets - together we can make a difference
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Contents General Information Contacts 2 Welcome from IAT and LAVA 5 General Information 7 Animal Technology and Welfare Journal Prize 12 Andrew Blake Tribute Award 13 AAALAC International Fellowship Award 15 20 Agenda for IAT Annual General Meeting Education “Drop-In” Session 22 AAALAC International Fellowship Award - UK Applications 25 2013 Branch Charity St Columba’s Hospice 26 2012 Branch Charity Update (Alzheimer’s Research UK) 29 93 Sponsorship Index to Advertisers 17 Scientific Programme “At A Glance” Summary – Wednesday and Thursday Platform Programme - Wednesday Platform Programme - Thursday Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture Poster Presentations Poster Displays Workshop Sessions 30 33 39 45 46 50 54 Social Programme 62 Events and Entertainment Trade Exhibition Exhibitors’ Index and Exhibition Plan Exhibiting Companies 64 66 Techs and Vets - together we can make a difference The IAT roundel logo is a registered trademark of the Institute of Animal Technology
Contents General Information  Contacts   2 Welcome from IAT and LAVA  5 General Information  7 Animal Technology and Welfa...
Congress 2013 Contacts During Congress the Committee can be contacted via the Congress Reception After Congress, contact should be made via email to: congress@iat.org.uk Registered Office: Institute of Animal Technology, 5 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL, UK © Copyright Institute of Animal Technology 2013 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 2013 by PRC Associates Ltd Designed and Printed in Great Britain Techs and Vets - together we can make a difference 2 General Information
Congress 2013 Contacts During Congress the Committee can be contacted via the Congress Reception After Congress, contact s...
Welcome A message of welcome Dear Congress Delegate Welcome to Eastbourne and to Congress 2013. We hope you find the scientific programme informative and enlightening. There will be an update on the European Directive 2010/63/ EU, which will be followed by an “Ask the Inspector” session. This is your chance to ask the experts any burning questions you may have, or, if you are too shy to ask, we have included a ‘Question Sheet’ on page 35 for you to fill in and submit to a member of the Congress Committee. As this year is a joint meeting with LAVA, the theme of the conference is “Techs and Vets – together we can make a difference”. The IAT are delighted that LAVA members have joined us for Congress 2013 and we hope that this will be the first of many joint initiatives. The Named Persons’ Workshop which takes place on the Tuesday prior to Congress will look at the relationship between the NACWO and NVS. This theme will be further explored in the platform presentation by Linda Horan and Michael Wilkinson from the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow respectively. After two false starts, the IAT are pleased to confirm that in conjunction with the University of Middlesex, the Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology (Level 5) is accredited and being delivered. It is hoped the full BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology (Level 6) will be available to be taught from academic year 2014-15. If you have any queries relating to the IAT qualification system, there will be an Education “Drop-In” Session on Thursday during the coffee break. Some more details appear on page 22 and the IAT Administrator (at the Congress Reception) is also available to put you in touch with the relevant people. The IAT AGM will take place on Tuesday 12th March at 18.00 hrs in the Gold Room and everyone is welcome to attend. The IAT is run by and for its members, so make sure that you come along and have a say in the future direction of your Institute. The agenda for the AGM can be found on page 20. Despite the slight restriction in exhibition space this year, we are still proud to be able to offer you a very full and varied Trade Exhibition. Companies old and new are represented and we encourage everyone to make the most of this excellent opportunity to meet with exhibitors in a relaxed and informal environment outside the work place. The Exhibitors have once again arranged a Trade Exhibition Quiz and details can be found on pages 8 and 96. Don’t miss the Official Opening of the Trade Exhibition at 20.30 hrs on Tuesday evening. Both the IAT and LAVA trust that you will find Congress 2013 to be an informative and enriching conference but if you have any suggestions or comments, please contact a member of the Congress Committee, either in person via the Congress Reception, or by e-mail: congress@iat.org.uk We wish you a very enjoyable joint Congress 2013 Institute of Animal Technology and Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association General Information 5
Welcome  A message of welcome Dear Congress Delegate Welcome to Eastbourne and to Congress 2013. We hope you find the scie...
General Information THE VENUE All accommodation is located in various hotels in the vicinity of the conference centre. Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Lunches and Dinners will be served in the Floral Hall situated within the conference centre. CONGRESS RECEPTION Throughout Congress, the Congress Reception will be located in the foyer of the main conference centre. Opening hours: Tuesday 12th March Wednesday 13th March Thursday 14th March 08.00 – 17.45 hrs 08.00 – 17.00 hrs 08.00 – 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 on Tuesday 12th March at 16.00 hrs and join us for a tour of the facilities available. Further details can be found on the Congress Reception MEALS Breakfast (in your hotel) 07.00 – 09.00 hrs Wednesday and Thursday 07.00 – 09.30 hrs Friday Buffet Lunch: 13.00 – 14.00 hrs Wednesday and Thursday Lunch on both days will be served in the Floral Hall. On Tuesday evening dinner will be served in the Floral Hall which is located in the conference centre at 19.00 hrs. This is a sit down meal and will be followed by the official opening of the Trade Exhibition with a wine reception at 20.30 hrs. Dinner on Wednesday evening will be served at 19.00 hrs also in the Floral Hall. Thursday evening’s Gala Dinner Dance will be at 20.00 hrs in the Floral Hall. Please note that the dress code is smart and therefore gentlemen should wear jackets and ties. (No jeans and trainers please.) Gala Dinner Ticket This year we are introducing a new system for the Gala Dinner on Thursday evening and in your Delegate Badge you will find a Ticket for the Gala Dinner. Trade Companies will sometimes ask you to join their table for the Gala Dinner and in this instance you should hand them your ticket. They will then be able to reserve you a place on their table. If you do not wish to join a trade table, or for those who are perhaps on their own and are unsure where to sit, please see a member of the Congress Committee who will be able to help you. Table plans for the Gala Dinner will be available at the Congress Reception from 11.00 am on Wednesday (coinciding with Morning Coffee). General Information 7
General Information  THE VENUE All accommodation is located in various hotels in the vicinity of the conference centre. Br...
General Information TEA AND COFFEE Refreshments will be served in the Trade Exhibition situated in the Devonshire Park Hall at the following times: Wednesday Thursday 11.00 – 11.30 hrs 10.30 – 11.00 hrs and and 16.00 – 16.30 hrs 15.30 – 16.15 hrs TRADE EXHIBITION The Trade Exhibition is being held in the Devonshire Park Hall situated in the main conference venue. Opening times Tuesday Wednesday Thursday are: 20.30 – 23.00 hrs (Official opening) 09.30 – 18.00 hrs 09.30 – 16.15 hrs Trade Competition Two Chances to WIN an iPAD To be in with a chance, you will need three things: l the PASSPORT in your delegate bag l read the INSTRUCTIONS on page 96 l GOOD LUCK in the prize draw! 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
General Information  TEA AND COFFEE Refreshments will be served in the Trade Exhibition situated in the Devonshire Park Ha...
General Information AGM The 27th Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Animal Technology will be held in the Gold Room at 18.00 hrs on Tuesday. A full Agenda appears on page 20 and attendance is open to ALL delegates. LECTURES AND PAPERS The Platform Programme will be held in the Gold Room. Please refer to pages 30 to 45 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 Chris West of Edinburgh Zoo. The abstract for his paper entitled “Life in Zoos” and a profile on Chris can be found on page 45. Kevin Dolan 1926 - 2011 Following the sad passing of Kevin Dolan at the age of 85, the IAT Council wished to honour his memory by renaming the Special Guest Lecture at the annual IAT Congress, the Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture. Despite joining the world of animal technology somewhat later in life than most, Kevin gained his IAT Fellowship in 1977 at the same time as gaining a Diploma in Law. His contributions to the IAT included services on Council and Journal Editor for several years, standing down only on retirement from Cancer Research UK. In recognition of service, he was made a Honorary Member and later became a Vice-President. Further contributions to the industry included his books “Introduction to Laboratory Law” (now in its second edition) and “Ethics, Animals and Science” as well as many contributions to other books and articles on the subject of law and ethics. However, it was as a teacher that Kevin had the most impact. He taught on the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc course, the Medical Technology courses at City of Westminster and on Personal Licence Modular training courses. As Kevin gave so much over the years to animal technologists, a Memorial Lecture in his honour is a fitting tribute to him. General Information 9
General Information  AGM The 27th Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Animal Technology will be held in the Gold Ro...
General Information POSTERS Posters will be displayed on Wednesday and Thursday along the Floral Hall Walkway. We are delighted that Lillico have agreed to continue their sponsorship of the best poster award. (Further details under Prizes and Awards.) 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 Seven Poster Presentations will also take place on Thursday 14.00 - 15.30 hrs in the Gold Room. A schedule and synopsis of each presentation appear on pages 46 onwards. Abstracts of the other poster displays start on page 50. WORKSHOPS To attend any of the 6 workshops, please register as soon as possible on arrival at the Congress Reception. A programme and review on each Workshop appears on page 54 onwards. All Workshops are IAT CPD credited. Workshop 1:  Speaking up about animal research – John Meredith, UAR Project licence review for the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Workshop 2:  Body (AWERB) – Ian Garrod, Learning Curve (Development) Ltd Workshop 3:  Reducing severe suffering – Penny Hawkins, RSPCA Workshop 4:  passports – what, why, when and how? Nikki Osborne, GA James Bussell, Mary-Ann Haskins, Amanda Pickard and Caroline Chadwick, RSPCA GA Passports Working Group (GAPWG) Workshop 5:  Theory and practice of aseptic technique for rodent surgery – Lucy Whitfield, Royal Veterinary College Workshop 6:  Preparing for being a Registered Animal Technologist (RAnTech) - Ian Garrod, Learning Curve (Development) Ltd 10 General Information
General Information  POSTERS Posters will be displayed on Wednesday and Thursday along the Floral Hall Walkway. We are del...
General Information PRIZES AND AWARDS The First Time Presenter Paper The annual Jack Mundy Prize has previously been awarded at Congress for the best paper given by a Junior Technologist but in 2004 the competition was opened up to include anyone who is making their debut presentation at Congress. Three First Time presenters will participate this year, starting at 12.25 hrs on Thursday and thanks to the continued sponsorship from B&K Universal a division of Marshall BioResources, a generous monetary gift of £150.00 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 sponsored by Lillico will be presented after the Kevin Dolan Memorial Lecture on Thursday afternoon. A selection panel (nominated by IAT Council), judge according to the criteria of best content, clarity and quality of science. The prize itself is a generous cash award of £150.00 to the winner. General Information 11
General Information  PRIZES AND AWARDS The First Time Presenter Paper The annual Jack Mundy Prize has previously been awar...
General Information Journal Article – Marjorie (Sandiford) Whittingham Prize Animal Technology and Welfare Our congratulations go to Adnan Avdic-Belltheus BSc PgDip whose winning paper was chosen by the Editorial Board on a clear majority to receive the 2012 Journal Article Prize for his paper ‘Surgical derivation and care of germfree pigs’ published in Volume 11 No 2 August 2012 issue. Adnan will be presented with a plaque at the Close of Congress on Thursday afternoon. About the author: Adnan graduated from James Cook University in Australia in Biology and received postgraduate education in Animal Biology at Plymouth University. He started his career in animal technology at Huntingdon Life Sciences and moved from there to work as a surgical theatre technician with Michael Boyd at the Royal Veterinary College in London. He works mainly as a junior anaesthetist at the forefront of in-vivo science on projects such as in-utero genetic manipulation, uterine transplant, germfree derivation and human tumour passage on a wide range of animal species. 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 Our congrat...
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 this year by the IAT, 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 2013 –  ish Facility, University College London F Body condition scoring for laboratory Zebrafish Carole Wilson, Karen Dunford, Carly Nichols, Heather Callaway, Jenna Hakkesteeg and Matthew Wicks Karen Dunford MA BA (Hons with Distinction) will present the paper on behalf of the Department on Wednesday at 11.30 hrs. Representatives of the Fish Facility Department will receive an engraved glass plaque and a total cash award of £250.00 at the prize giving ceremony prior to the close of Congress on Thursday afternoon. A full transcript of this paper appears in the April 2013 issue (Vol 12 No 1) of Animal Technology and Welfare. THE ANDREW BLAKE TRIBUTE AWARD SPONSORED BY INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY 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 authors, Fish Facility, UCL: UCL have had a fish facility for the last 16 years, since Nigel Holder was recruited as Head of Anatomy and Developmental Biology in 1997. Since Nigel’s untimely death in 1998, Professor Stephen Wilson has been the academic lead of the fish facility. Over the last 12 years the facility has been expanded 3 times and is currently holding approximately 50,000 fish, of approximately 700 genetically distinct lines. It is currently in the process of its next expansion, taking its holding capacity to approximately 100,000 fish. Carole Wilson joined the team in 2000 and is the Head of the Facility and Carly Nichols joined in 2010 as her deputy. Jenna Hakkestegg joined in 2008 and is currently the stock centre manager. Heather Callaway joined in 2011 initially as nursery technician and is currently acting deputy while Carly is on maternity leave. Karen Dunford became a full time member of the team in 2012 after many years of working part time in the facility and is currently the nursery technician. The latest recruit, Matt Wicks, joined in 2012 as the systems technician. The facility team come from a wide range of backgrounds, Carole spent almost 7 years as an animal technologist at NIMR, gaining both an HNC in Animal Technology as well as her MIAT before undertaking a degree in Molecular Genetics at Sussex. Carly has a degree in Zoology from UCL and a background in agriculture, working at Writtle College before working at both Queen Mary’s and King’s College University fish facilities before joining us at UCL. Heather has a degree in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University and worked at both the Human Genome Mapping Project, Hinxton as well as Queen Mary’s University fish facility before arriving at UCL. Jenna heralds from South Africa and has a degree in Entomology and Microbiology from Rhodes University, South Africa. Karen has an MA in Archaeology from UCL as well as a first degree in Classical Archaeology from the University of Toronto in Canada, her home country. Matt, as the youngest member of the team has come from Sparsholt College where he received a National Diploma in Fisheries Management. Both Matt and Karen are currently studying for IAT qualifications. Outside of work hours, the facility team have a variety of interests. Matt has a very keen personal interest in fish, after his father took him fishing as a young child. Both Heather and Carole are qualified divers and Heather both organises and sings in a choir. Karen has many interests and is currently learning Ancient Greek. Jenna enjoys swimming and travelling. Carly has her hands full as a new mum but is also an excellent mural artist and one of the founder members of the British Association of Zebrafish Husbandry (BAZH), along with Carole. Left to right: Karen Dunford, Carole Wilson, Matthew Wicks, Heather Callaway and Jenna Hakkesteeg (Carly Nichols is currently on maternity leave and therefore not included) 14 General Information
General Information  THE ANDREW BLAKE  TRIBUTE AWARD About the authors, Fish Facility, UCL  UCL have had a fish facility f...
General Information AAALAC International Fellowship Award Gene M Rukavina, 2013 USA Recipient We welcome Gene M Rukavina, the 2013 USA Recipient to Congress 2013. Gene Rukavina RVT RLATG is the 2013 USA recipient of the AAALAC International Fellowship Award. Gene is the Training Coordinator at the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles where he is responsible for instructing users in various wet labs and biocontainment barrier walkthroughs. Gene has been involved at a National level of AALAS leadership, serving on various committees and on the Board of Trustees representing District 8. Since beginning his Laboratory Animal Science career in 2000, Gene has been widely published and given many presentations on public outreach, training and enrichment. He was recently selected by Americans for Medical Progress to be their ‘Michael D Hayre’ Fellow, specialising in Social Media, which speaks to his passion around technology. He describes himself as a coordinator, trainer, technician, webmaster, editor, trustee, speaker, biomedical research advocate, social media maven, world traveller, avid foodie and all round good egg who is ‘passionate about making a difference!’. Gene will be presented with his award at the prize giving ceremony on Thursday afternoon. General Information 15
General Information  AAALAC International Fellowship Award  Gene M Rukavina, 2013 USA Recipient We welcome Gene M Rukavina...
General Information AAALAC International Fellowship Award Martin Heath, 2012 UK Recipient Martin Heath MSc, FIAT FIScT RAnTech PTLLS won the coveted 2012 UK award. Martin is the Director of Learning Curve (Development) Ltd, a company specialising in training and continued personal development for scientists, animal technologists and support staff. Despite being holed up in his hotel for almost a week, thanks to Hurricane Sandy’s arrival coinciding with his, he was able to attend the AALAS annual meeting last November in Minneapolis to be presented with his Fellowship. His company’s accredited training courses include: Named Animal Care & Welfare Officer course, Home Office Modules 1-3 and he lectures on both the Institute of Animal Technology level 2 and 3 courses. Martin previously served as the Deputy Training Manager for GlaxoSmithKline where he was responsible for all Biosciences Support Department technical training and personal development. He holds a MSc in Laboratory Animal Technology and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Animal Technology and the Institute of Science Technology. Congratulations Martin! Details on applying for the 2013 UK Award can be found on page 25. 16 General Information
General Information  AAALAC International Fellowship Award  Martin Heath, 2012 UK Recipient Martin Heath MSc, FIAT FIScT R...
General Information CONGRESS BADGES It is important that you wear your badge at all times within the conference venue. You will not gain access to the exhibition hall, papers, posters, workshops if you are not wearing it. Please also make sure you are wearing it at meal times and for the social events each evening. If you are not wearing it admittance will be refused. We do however recommend removing your badge when returning to your hotel. If you lose your badge, please report your loss immediately to a member of the Congress Committee. MOBILE PHONES AND PAGERS 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 whether poster authors are in attendance or not. Use of personal cameras is permitted at social functions, although not please, where these take place in the trade exhibition areas. An official photographer will be available if you wish certain pictures to be taken. Ask at the Congress Reception for information. ENQUIRIES Delegates are advised to contact the Congress Reception if they have any queries or comments regarding Congress. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Page 3Rs LAB Arrowmight 38 IBC Page Impex Services International Institute of Animal Technology 55 36 Allentown Inc 18 Lillico Biotechnology Allentown Inc 19 MSE (UK) Ltd 61 Allentown Europe 22 R&W Associates UK Ltd / ARMIS 41 Bell Isolation Systems Ltd 32 R C Hartelust BV Charles River Laboratories 24 Special Diets Services Contec® / Aston Pharma 23 Sychem Ltd OBC 8 6 IFC Datesand Ltd 3 UNO Roestvaststaal BV 4 Datesand Ltd 21 VetTech Solutions Ltd 28 General Information 17
General Information  CONGRESS BADGES It is important that you wear your badge at all times within the conference venue. Yo...
Notice of AGM TWENTY SEVENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY To be held Tuesday 12th March 2013 AGENDA 1. Apologies for absence Minutes of the 26th Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Animal 2.  Technology held on 27th March 2012 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 48 No: 6 June 2012 4. Correspondence 5. Annual Report / Council Objectives 6. Financial Report 7. Appointment of the Auditor 8. Election of Officers: (i) President (ii) Vice-Presidents (iii) Council 9. Proposals for Honorary and Life Membership 10. 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 Gold Room COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2013 As 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 2013. 1 Kate Burton 4 Elaine Kirkum 2 Andy Cunningham 5 Steve Owen 3 Glyn Fisher 6 Wendy Steel 20 General Information
Notice of AGM  TWENTY SEVENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY To be held Tuesday 12th March 2...
General Information Education “Drop-In” Session IAT FE and HE Qualifications After two false starts, the IAT are pleased to confirm that in conjunction with the University of Middlesex, the Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology (Level 5) is accredited and being delivered. It is hoped the full BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology (Level 6) will be available to be taught from academic year 2014-15. Anyone who has any queries relating to the IAT HE qualifications is very welcome to attend a “Drop-In” session on Thursday during the coffee break. There will be an area set aside in the Floral Hall, by the entrance to the Trade Exhibition Hall, where you can ask any questions you may have. Members of the Board of Moderators will also be available at this time to answer any queries relating to the IAT FE qualifications (Levels 2 and 3). They too will be in the Floral Hall, adjacent to the Trade Exhibition Hall entrance. If you are unsure where to go, please ask at the Congress Reception. Addition to Allentown Europe Team We are very pleased to announce the addition of Nathan Hill to Allentown Europe’s Technical Sales Consultant Team in the UK. Nathan’s involvement in the biomedical industry began at Cardiff University as an Animal Technician and led to a 15 year career culminating with Nathan’s promotion to Chief Technician; responsible for the operation of three animal facilities. Over this time, he qualified to Membership level of the IAT, was a Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer (NACWO) and also a personal license holder. To further his distinguished professional career, Nathan also worked with IPS Product Supplies Ltd as a Sales Representative for the South of England providing diet, bedding and other materials support to animal facilities. Ultimately, Nathan was promoted to Business Development Executive, gaining the full responsibility of guiding and overseeing the sales team. Allentown is the leading global provider of quality built animal housing products to the biomedical research community. For over 43 years Allentown has produced innovative and superior animal housing systems, which continue to exceed industry standards. The company’s success is based upon strong business integrity, exacting attention to manufacturing detail, quality long lasting products and unparalleled service. Contact Nathan at: nhill@AllentownInc.com 22 General Information www.AllentownInc.com
General Information  Education    Drop-In    Session IAT FE and HE Qualifications After two false starts, the IAT are plea...
Call for nominations now open for the 2013 AAALAC International Fellowship UK Award If you are an IAT Registered Technologist (RAnTech) apply today! (Deadline is 1 June 2013) The AAALAC International Fellowship recognises two outstanding people - 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 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 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 2013 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! left to right: Mark Gardiner, Jose (Pepe) Figueroa, President of Priority One Services Inc, sponsors and Dr Christian E Newcomer, Executive Director of AAALAC (right) Martin Heath, the 2012 award winner holding the attractive inscribed crystal globe
Call for nominations now open for the  2013 AAALAC International Fellowship UK Award If you are an IAT Registered Technolo...
2013 Charity nominated by the Edinburgh Branch Mission Here at St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh, we are committed to the highest standards of care for patients with active, progressive, far-advanced illness - and support for their relatives and carers. Our Purpose “To improve the quality of life of people with progressive, far advanced disease and to provide support for their families” St Columba’s Hospice is an Edinburgh charity providing free specialist palliative care and support for patients and their families. St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh was established in 1977 as a 15 bed unit. The facilities were expected to last for 25 years and that was over 33 years ago so now the hospice is in urgent need of redevelopment. Our utmost priority is always the needs of our patients and their families and the new hospice will enable us to continue providing the highest possible standards of specialist palliative care to patients and their loved ones. It costs £26 million to build a new St Columba’s Hospice - £2.3 million of which we still need to raise through fundraising. Please help us achieve our goal. The rebuild l  n-Patient Unit I l  ay Hospice D l Community Care l Bereavement Support l Occupational Therapy l  hysiotherapy P l Referrals to the Hospice l Hospice Services Info 26 General Information
2013 Charity nominated by the Edinburgh Branch  Mission Here at St Columba   s Hospice in Edinburgh, we are committed to t...
Education Centre Medical students from Edinburgh University and nursing students from Queen Margaret University study palliative care at the newly opened Education Centre within the Hospice. Students undertaking higher degrees are invited to use the specialist palliative care library by arrangement. A wide range of courses are available. l Multiprofessional Courses l Nursing Courses l Medical Courses l Allied Health Professional l Nursing Home Courses l Care Worker Courses The Education Centre was officially opened by the Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson, MSP on 13th September 2012. He is accompanied by Margaret Dunbar, Chief Executive and Ian Adam, Chair Board of Governors at St Columba’s Hospice (right) “The whole purpose of education at the Hospice is to promote high quality end-of-life care for patients and families. We welcome health and social care staff from across Edinburgh, the Lothian’s and beyond into this innovative, flexible and inspiring new education centre.” We are all aware of the great importance hospice care can make to those facing the end of their lives, so please help St Columba’s Hospice who are committed to making every minute count by buying a raffle ticket Every branch of the IAT has got involved and donated a prize to support this very worthy cause Registered in Scotland No. 48700, Charity No. SC003634 www.stcolumbashospice.org.uk General Information 27
Education Centre Medical students from Edinburgh University and nursing students from Queen Margaret University study pall...
General Information CAMBRIDGE AND WEST MIDDLESEX BRANCHES HAVE NOMINATED An amazing £1,500 was raised for Alzheimer’s Research UK Defeating Dementia Thank you to all those that participated in the raffle, for this well deserved charity. THANK YOU! Alzheimer’s Research UK, registered charity nos: 1077089 and SC042474 General Information 29
General Information CAMBRIDGE AND WEST MIDDLESEX BRANCHES HAVE NOMINATED  An amazing   1,500 was raised  for Alzheimer   s...
Scientific Programme WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH VENUE: GOLD ROOM Time Event 09.10 - 09.15 Opening of Congress 2013 Andy Jackson Chair Congress Committee Understanding animal research 09.15 - 09.45  Wendy Jarrett European Directive 2010/63 – All things furry, fluffy and 09.45 - 10.15  cephalopods! Fraser Darling 10.15 - 10.45  The EU Directive Martin Walsh 10.45 - 11.00 A  sk the Inspector David Buist 11.00 - 11.30 COFFEE 11.30 - 11.50  ANDREW BLAKE TRIBUTE AWARD – sponsored by Institute of Animal Technology Body condition scoring of laboratory Zebrafish Winner: Karen Dunford on behalf of Fish Facility Dept at University College London 11.50 - 12.10  Techs and Vets – together we can make a difference! Michael Wilkinson and Linda Horan My 12.10 - 12.35  perception on factors that affect implementation of the NVS role Amita Shortland Stop 12.35 - 13.20 hiding and change the world! Cindy A Buckmaster 13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH 14.00 - 16.00  WORKSHOP SESSIONS – various locations Full details on page 54 onwards Meet the poster authors – Floral Hall Walkway 14.00 – 15.00 16.00 - 16.30 TEA 16.00 - 18.00  WORKSHOP SESSIONS – various locations Full details on page 54 onwards 30 Scientific Programme
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Scientific Programme THURSDAY 14th MARCH VENUE: GOLD ROOM Time Event 09.00 - 09.30  Understanding the past to appreciate the present: a century of animal science and technology at the MRC-NIMR Alan Palmer 09.30 - 10.00 My 5½ years of hell! Janet Merrall Going green at Ares 10.00 – 10.30 Brian Gwynne 10.30 - 11.00 COFFEE WORKSHOP SESSIONS – various locations 11.00 – 13.00 Full details on page 54 onwards 11.00 - 11.30  it possible to run a paperless biological services unit, Is improve communication and achieve better animal welfare? Rob Rutter 11.30 - 12.00  Emotional factors in the working lives of UK animal technologists Keith Davies 12.00 – 12.25  effective method for terrestrial arthropod euthanasia An Mikaella Bennie 12.25 – 12.40  IRST TIME PRESENTERS – sponsored by B&K Marshall F The development of a beneficial feeding strategy in a Rhesus Macaque breeding colony Stephen Lawrence 12.40 – 13.00  Maintaining fish health at UCL Matthew Wicks 13.00 – 13.15  The routine care and husbandry of the motor neurone disease mouse model Clare Sims 13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH 14.00 – 15.30  POSTER PRESENTATIONS Gold Room - Full details on page 46 onwards Meet the poster authors – Floral Hall Walkway 15.30 – 16.15 15.30 – 16.15 TEA 16.15 - 17.00  KEVIN DOLAN MEMORIAL LECTURE LIFE IN ZOOS Chris D West - abstract features on page 45 Presentation of Awards 17.00 - 17.45  First Time Presenters – sponsored by B&K Marshall Best Poster – sponsored by Lillico Biotechnology Journal Article 2012 – Animal Technology and Welfare (Marjorie (Sandiford) Whittingham Memorial Prize) Andrew Blake Tribute Award 2013 – sponsored by IAT AAALAC International USA Fellowship Award 2013  lose of Congress: Steve Owen C Chair Institute of Animal Technology 31
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Platform Programme WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH VENUE: GOLD ROOM 09.10 Opening of Congress 2013 Andy Jackson MIAT RAnTech Chair Congress Committee Chair: Professor Sir Richard Gardner MA PhD FSB Hon  Immediate Past President Institute of Animal Technology FIAT FRS 09.15 Understanding animal research Wendy Jarrett MA (Oxon)  CEO, Understanding Animal Research (UAR), 30 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AW  The majority of people in the UK can accept the need for well-regulated medical research involving animals. However opinion polling shows that the level of support for such research has waned in recent years. Also many people still do not trust the regulatory system, believing that animal research probably goes on behind closed doors in secret.  Understanding Animal Research is building on the successes of its two predecessor organisations – the Research Defence Society and the Coalition for Medical Progress – to focus on ensuring that the UK public really does understand animal research. It is currently executing a multi-layered communications campaign explaining why and how animals are used in biomedical research. This has elements aimed at key target groups such as school children and university students, as well as the broader population. Key messages include the medical benefits that have resulted – and could result – from animal research; the facts about the alternatives to using animals and details of the UK licensing and regulatory systems which are among the strictest in the world.  This communications campaign is underpinned by work to develop a new Concordat on openness and transparency about animal research. UAR is leading on the development of an agreement involving all facets of biomedical research in the UK.  the UK public is to understand animal research, it has to be able to have enough If information to make up its own mind and this includes film and images of the reality of how animals are used. 09.45 European Directive 2010/63/EU – all things furry, fluffy and cephalopods! Fraser Darling MA (Cantab) FSB CBiol BSC (Hons) MRIPH RAnTech  John Vane Science Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Sir Square, London EC1M 6BQ  The European Directive 2010/63 was transposed into UK legislation on 1st January 2013. Fraser Darling was the nominated UK expert representing the Home Office at the European Commission Expert Working Group on Education and Training in Brussels throughout 2012 and in the ongoing discussions. Fraser will provide an overview of what was agreed during these important negotiations in relation to education, training and competence, and provide some information on the process of the transposition resulting in the agreed framework in the UK.  will also provide an insight into how he sees the legislation and associated He framework developing in the UK, and how free movement of personnel may be achieved within and throughout Member States. Training and Competency are a major factor in the success of the Directive, and in its transposition. In the UK, Scientific Programme 33
Platform Programme WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH VENUE  GOLD ROOM 09.10  Opening of Congress 2013         Andy Jackson MIAT RAnTech...
Platform Programme WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH there are more responsibilities of named individuals (and more named people) within designated establishments, and a simplification of some (but not all) of the documentation required when applying for authorisation to use animals in research.  We are all new to the Directive and just coming to grips with what is (and is not) required to successfully move forward the revised regulatory requirements. Fraser will hopefully assist in leading us through this legislative and European Commission maze! 10.15 Update on European Directive 2010/63/EU Martin Walsh BSc (Hons)  in Science Regulation Unit (ASRU), Animals Scientific Procedures Division, Animals Home Office, 4th floor, South West Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF This presentation will explore the similarities and differences between UK regulation and the requirements of the new EU Directive as they will be implemented by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 Amendment Regulations 2012. 10.45 ‘Ask the Inspector’ David Buist BVetMed MRCVS Home Office Inspector, Animals in Science Regulation Unit (ASRU), Home Office,  PO Box 91, Cambridge CB4 0XJ Got a question? We now have a 15 minute session to ask it and receive an answer  from an expert. If  you would prefer to submit your question on paper, we have provided a ‘Question Sheet’ opposite to complete and hand in to a Congress organiser. 11.00 COFFEE/TEA (served in the Trade Exhibition Hall) Chair: John Gregory BSc (Hons) FIAT CBiol FSB RAnTech Life Member 11.30 ANDREW BLAKE TRIBUTE AWARD  Presentation of Winning Paper – sponsored by IAT Body condition scoring for laboratory Zebrafish Karen Dunford, BA (Hons) MA Fish Facility, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT  Zebrafish are a rapidly expanding model in biomedical research. The numbers reported in Home Office returns do not always show the true numbers of Zebrafish actually being held in facilities, as much work is conducted on embryonic forms that do not need to be included. The true husbandry requirements of Zebrafish remain elusive; much work is still required to identify their true needs. This lack of information is reflected in many unstandardised husbandry methods. The true impact upon some scientific disciplines is now beginning to be understood as currently there are no standardised methods for health monitoring of Zebrafish. n this paper we describe how we have developed and described a tank side body I condition scoring system, which may also be called the traffic light system. We created a pilot study to trial this system, using 45 volunteer participants from a 34 Scientific Programme
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Scientific Programme Ask a Question [The Directive 2010/63/EU is being incorporated into legislation by amendment of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986. The incorporation of the Directive into law will help to harmonise regulations and standards across the EU and promote strategies to reduce, replace and refine (the 3Rs) the use of animals in research.] Following the Update presentation on the European Directive 2010/63/EU David Buist Home Office Inspector Animals in Science Regulation Unit (ASRU), Home Office is happy to answer any questions you may have on any aspects that may apply to and/or affect you. First Name .................................................... Last Name ......................................................... Establishment ............................................................................................................................. Question (please print): Scientific Programme 35
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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 society’s 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...
Platform Programme WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH variety of backgrounds. We asked them to score fish in various different conditions without any training and then again after receiving limited training to try to identify whether the participants responses could be standardised. From our trial we determined that using Body Condition Scoring is a way of standardising health monitoring and how such a system could be implemented.  Although the idea of Body Conditioning Scoring for a Zebrafish facility does require further work, we believe that it has many advantages over current methods being used. It can standardise basic health monitoring within a facility and complement other health monitoring processes such as sentinel, water quality and biofilm screening. 11.50 Techs and Vets – together we can make a difference Linda Horan BSc (Hons) MIAT RAnTech PTLLS and Michael Wilkinson DVM PhD CertLAS DipECLAM MRCVS  niversity of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical U Sciences (SIPBS), Biological Procedures Unit (BPU), Glasgow G4 0RE and University of Glasgow, Biological Services, Central Research Facility, Garscube Estate, Glasgow G12 8QQ  When you work with animals used in research, trying to make a difference to their care and welfare, making their lives better has to be top priority. So how do you achieve this? Michael the NVS and Linda the NACWO have worked together for the last thirteen years. This talk will give some examples of how we have hopefully made a difference  to the animals in our care. We will talk about how working as a team and having the same goals has helped us present a united front and engage users and other staff to be more aware of the issues we all deal with. Utilising the full potential of the Ethical Review Process as a vehicle to implement refinement, solving problems along the way and dealing with tricky scientists will be some of the examples we discuss. My perception on factors that affect implementation of the NVS role 12.10  Amita Shortland BVSc DLAS PhD MRCVS University of Cambridge, Biosciences Support Services, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge  CB2 1RX  The NVS responsibilities are defined under the Animals (Scientific Procedures)  Act, 1986 and additionally the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons gives comprehensive guidance on the professional standard expected of Named Veterinary Surgeons. How the NVS role is implemented between institutions can vary. Drawing from my experience working as a Named Veterinary Surgeon for the pharmaceutical industry and for academia, this will be a light hearted talk on the NVS role and factors that affect it. I will also attempt to lend some personal observations on variations in how the NACWO role is implemented. 12.35 Stop hiding and change the world! Cindy A Buckmaster PhD RLATG CMAR-LAWTE Past President  Director, Center for Comparative Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza - BCM 145, Houston 77030, Texas, USA You have improved the lives of millions of people and animals. Nearly every  biomedical advance in the world was, and still is, supported by your hard work and tender hearts. You are heroes! So, why are you hiding? The activist agenda relies on your invisibility to deceive the world into believing that you devalue life Scientific Programme 37
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Platform Programme WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH when the truth is that your love for life defines you professionally and personally. Society is longing to know this truth and I believe that your visibility can dismantle the activists’ attack on love and progress. I believe that your visibility can convert war to peace. I believe that your visibility can unite enemies and breed compassion for all living things. I believe that your visibility can change the world…and I want you to start believing it too! (This paper will not finish until 13.20 hrs.) 13.00 LUNCH 14.00 WORKSHOP SESSIONS Venues, timings, running orders and details appear on page 54 onwards. 14.00 POSTER AUTHORS IN ATTENDANCE – Floral Hall Walkway 16.00 TEA/COFFEE 16.00 WORKSHOP SESSIONS Venues, timings, running orders and details appear on page 54 onwards. 38 Scientific Programme
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Platform Programme THURSDAY 14th MARCH VENUE: GOLD ROOM Chair: David Anderson BVMS MVM MRCVS Superintendent Inspectorate Home Office (Retired) and Veterinary Adviser, Pentland Management Systems 09.00  Understanding the past to appreciate the present: A century of animal science and technology at the MRC-NIMR Alan Palmer MIAT HNC  Research Council, National Institute of Medical Research (MRC-NIMR), The Medical Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA  the Medical Research Council (MRC) celebrates its centenary year this As presentation takes a look back at the history of animal use at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). The development of key principles, techniques and design that improved animal welfare standards and helped shape the modern animal technology industry, along with the important scientific discoveries made using a range of species will be described.  Particular attention will be paid from the 1940s through to the 1970s, regarded by some as the ‘golden age’ of animal technology and science; this period saw some major advances in caging systems, breeding techniques, laboratory animal nutrition, animal technician training and education, the Laboratory Animals Bureau and animal house design to name just a few. Insights into these developments and the key people who helped drive forward advances in animal welfare will be presented providing a fascinating account into how life in the ‘animal house’ has changed over the past 100 years. 09.30 My 5½ years of hell! Janet Merrall FIAT BSF London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Keppel Street, London  WC1E 7HT  This presentation will illustrate (with photos and the occasional video) the highs and (mostly) lows of refurbishing an animal facility.  will start at the euphoria of the design stages, move to the more shaky ground of It awarding the contract and then deal with the day to day fun of when the ‘builders’ move in. The joy that is to be had when touring the building site you find out that the doors to the rooms are too small to take medical safety cabinets and that they want to paint over unprepared brick work. Then the day comes when you move in, only to find a few weeks later that the paint is peeling off the walls and the plaster is falling off in lumps! The problems that arise from this and the promised one year to fix, turns into two! Then the final big day when after all the problems have been overcome and you move in for good.  Hopefully this will give those with the enormous task of refurbishment hanging over them, an insight and ‘what not to do’ guide to the process so ensuring a smooth progression to the finish line! 10.00 Going green at Ares Brian Gwynne MIAT HNC Animal Technology and David Robinson HNC Medical Research Council, Ares Building, Babraham Campus, Cambridge CB22 3AT “The MRC is committed to managing its activities and environmental impacts by a programme of continual improvement in environmental performance and the prevention of pollution.” Scientific Programme 39
Platform Programme THURSDAY 14th MARCH VENUE  GOLD ROOM     Chair    David Anderson BVMS MVM MRCVS  Superintendent Inspect...
Platform Programme THURSDAY 14th MARCH  This is an extract from the MRC environment and sustainability policy issued in July 2012. Energy hungry animal facilities present significant challenges in balancing the need to reduce resources used whilst maintaining a consistent and acceptable environment for animals and staff. However, the benefits of a greener work place are clear; reduced energy costs, reduced greenhouse gases and less water used all give real financial benefits as well as reducing the impact on climate change. Reducing waste and increased recycling add to these benefits and also involve staff in the delivery of a green policy. Thus the concept of becoming greener has been accepted at home and increasingly so at work. This presentation will describe the practical projects we have underway in MRC Ares to begin tackling these issues to reduce our environmental impact and improve our green credentials. 10.30 COFFEE/TEA (served in the Trade Exhibition Hall) Chair: Stephen Barnett BA MSc CBiol FSB RAnTech Vice President Institute of Animal Technology 11.00 WORKSHOP SESSIONS Venues, timings, running orders and details appear on page 54. 11.00  it possible to run a paperless biological services unit, improve communication Is and achieve better animal welfare? Rob Rutter R&W Associates UK Ltd, St John’s House, 5 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford  OX2 7JL  The movement of paper through the animal unit can be a source of contamination; reducing its movement across barriers reduces the possibility of infection. Reliance on verbal communications can pose problems with transcription errors and no contemporary records of who said what are made.  Human traffic across barriers also carries the potential for infection. This can only be reduced if information can be passed effectively across the barrier in both directions thereby reducing nonessential people traffic. This presentation will describe how using current and emerging technologies, the  technologist can develop and distribute real time information to the researchers, managers and named persons without resorting to scribbled notes, telephones, email or personal contact within the animal unit.  technology encroaches ever more into our lives this paper looks at the possibility As of leveraging paperless technology to solve communication and record keeping issues in an ‘intuitive manner’ allowing technologists and named persons to focus on what is really important, animal welfare. 11.30 Emotional factors in the working lives of UK animal technologists Keith Davies MBA MIAT RAnTech  Joint Biological Services, Cardiff University, 56 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT Arlie Hochschild, a US Sociology Professor, created the Emotional Labour construct  when she examined the emotional behaviours associated with cabin crew employed by Delta Airlines. Her research identified that emotional labour can manifest itself in a number of ways including emotional dissonance, identity management and job satisfaction. Other industry sectors including caring professions such as nursing and counselling have also applied the model to explore emotional demands within their respective workforces. 40 Scientific Programme
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Platform Programme THURSDAY 14th MARCH  This paper examines some of the themes associated with emotional labour amongst UK based animal technologists. Structured as part of a PhD programme of research, the paper also explores key emotional challenges of undertaking the work of an animal technologist. Adopting a mixed-methods approach involving survey research and qualitative statements, the impact of emotional demands associated with working with laboratory animals will be highlighted.  Using a range of statistical measures the paper presents conclusions suggesting two key factors that illustrate the primary emotional demands of the work of animal technologists. These factors have been labelled ‘task perception and the self’ and ‘external emotional drivers’, both of which will receive a detailed explanation. An 12.00  effective method for terrestrial arthropod euthanasia Mikaella Bennie Venomtech Ltd, Kent Enterprise Hub, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NJ As  scientific understanding of invertebrate life increases so does the concern for how to end that life in a way that not only minimises (potential) suffering and is non-recoverable, but is also safe for those carrying out the procedure. There is increasing debate on the most appropriate euthanasia methods for invertebrates as their use in experimental research and zoological institutions grows. Their popularity as pet species has also lead to an increase in the need for greater veterinary understanding. Through the use of a local injection of potassium chloride (KCl) initially developed for use in American lobsters, this paper describes a safe and effective method for euthanasia in terrestrial invertebrates. Initial work focused on empirically determining the dose for cockroaches then extrapolating to other arthropod species. For this method of euthanasia, we propose the term ‘targeted hyperkalosis’ to describe death through terminal depolarisation of the thoracic ganglia as a result of high potassium concentration. FIRST TIME PRESENTERS – sponsored by B&K Marshall 12.25  The development of a beneficial feeding strategy in a Rhesus Macaque breeding colony Stephen Lawrence MIAT  Biological Investigations Group (BIG), Health Protection Agency (HPA), Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 0JG  The strategies used to feed group-housed Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) can have a significant effect on their day-to-day welfare. Without careful consideration, it has the potential to have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing. Our aim has been to reduce the undesirable effects encountered with previous feeding strategies of group-housed Rhesus Macaques, whilst enhancing the environmental enrichment aspect associated with ‘feeding time’.  The programme of improvement started in earnest during 2009 and is under a state of constant assessment; it has been primarily lead by the technologists caring for our colony. The strategies developed have been designed to benefit both the nutritional and behavioural needs of the primates, as well as the practical aspects of feeding large numbers of primates (roughly 400 individuals, housed in groups of up to 35). 42 Scientific Programme
Platform Programme THURSDAY 14th MARCH    This paper examines some of the themes associated with emotional labour amongst ...
Platform Programme THURSDAY 14th MARCH 12.40 Maintaining fish health at UCL Matthew Wicks Fish Facilities Division of Biosciences, University College London, Gower Street,  London WC1E 6BT  Zebrafish are becoming increasingly important to many research scientists today for a number of different reasons, one of them being its high level of tolerance against stress and change in its environment. That said, it is important from a welfare perspective to maintain husbandry standards at a level where stress levels are either eliminated or kept as low as possible. In this presentation, I will be concentrating on the importance of monitoring and maintaining water quality, aspects of life support systems and biosecurity that contribute to health maintenance and the methods of doing this we employ at UCL. These methods help promote a healthy environment for the fish to live in and prevent the outbreak of diseases that fish can become prone to when stressed. Although there are many different kinds of systems that are used to house large  quantities of Zebrafish, they are all fitted with some form of ‘life support system’ to prevent the water deteriorating below optimal levels. The presentation will include examples of the main types of life support systems used in Zebrafish facilities and how maintenance of these are critical to health. I  will also explain the importance of biosecurity with examples showing methods to prevent the introduction and spread of disease around a facility. 13.00 The routine care and husbandry of the motor neurone disease mouse model Clare Sims BSc (Hons) Bristol University, Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NY  Motor Neurone Disease (or MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which affects two in every100,000 people in the UK every year. The disease attacks the motor neurones of the human body which are specialised nerve cells responsible for movement and the body’s autonomic processes. The most common form of the disease is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and following diagnosis life expectancy is usually only three to five years. During this time the individual will experience loss of limb movement, muscle wastage and difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. The mouse model used was created at the Jackson Laboratory to express MND like symptoms. During the study three different gene based treatments are tested which are  designed to prolong life expectancy. At around 90 days old the mice will start to express the degenerative characteristics associated with the disease and are put through behavioural tests and weighed regularly to assess their motor functions and condition. At around 100 days old the mice start to lose weight and a new cage set up is adopted. They are provided with a long spout, mashed food, food inside the cage and extra bedding material, all to enable them to function as they slowly deteriorate. The Home Office licence outlines two morbidity tests which determine when the mice should leave the study. (This paper will not finish until 13.15 hrs.) 13.00 LUNCH Scientific Programme 43
Platform Programme THURSDAY 14th MARCH 12.40  Maintaining fish health at UCL   Matthew Wicks Fish Facilities Division of B...
Platform Programme THURSDAY 14th MARCH Chair: Patrick Hayes FIAT RAnTech DipBA Life Member and Immediate Past Editor of Animal Technology and Welfare 14.00 POSTER PRESENTATIONS - Gold Room Running order and details on page 46 onwards. 15.30 Poster Authors in Attendance – Floral Hall Walkway 15.30 TEA/COFFEE (served in the Trade Exhibition Hall) Chair: Steve Owen FIAT RAnTech Chair Institute of Animal Technology 16.15 KEVIN DOLAN MEMORIAL LECTURE LIFE IN ZOOS Chris D West BVet Med CLAS MRCVS 17.00  resentation P of Awards: First Time Presenters 2013 – sponsored by B&K Marshall  Best Poster 2013 – sponsored by Lillico Biotechnology Journal Article 2012 – Animal Technology and Welfare  Marjorie (Sandiford) Whittingham Memorial Prize – Adnan Advic-Belltheus (Winner) Andrew Blake Tribute Award 2013 – sponsored by IAT Fish Facility, University College London (Winner) AAALAC International USA Fellowship Award 2013 – Gene Rukavina (Winner) 17.45 Close of Congress 2013 Steve Owen FIAT RAnTech Chair Institute of Animal Technology 44 Scientific Programme
Platform Programme THURSDAY 14th MARCH    Chair    Patrick Hayes FIAT RAnTech DipBA  Life Member and Immediate Past Editor...
KEVIN DOLAN MEMORIAL LECTURE (formerly known as the Special Guest Lecture) LIFE IN ZOOS Professor Chris West BVet Med CLAS MRCVS Spending time as a veterinary surgeon involved in the field of biomedical research and teaching was an interesting preparation for moving into the world of zoos and the global conservation of endangered species. Zoos are populated by a cast of engaging and eccentric characters – and not just the animals. There are many examples of drama, humour and sadness to share and adventures in far flung places to relive. Behind the visitor attraction façade, modern zoos have a powerful conversation and education mission and this is the primary motivation for zoo biologists. We live in a world that is crowded, warming and damaged and whilst we can apply science and technology to the breeding and dwindling populations in zoos as refugee camps; the ultimate solution is via people’s hearts and minds. My talk will interleave some stories about zoo adventures and encounters in the wild with serious thoughts about humanity’s relationship with other species and the planet we all share. Biography Chris West is currently CEO of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). Chris is a vet by original training, a zoologist by interest and a conservationist by vocation. He has spent time in academia, the corporate world and in conservation zoos. He has even spent time in army uniform but as a veterinary specialist and so far behind any real front line experience! Having been Zoological Director at London Zoo, Chris spent 6 years in South Australia managing 3 sites and many programmes of fieldwork and research as a Zoo Director and Professor of Zoology at Adelaide University. Wineries, sunshine and amazing wildlife notwithstanding the allure of joining the RZSS at Edinburgh Zoo led to Chris returning to the northern hemisphere recently. As well as being a prestigious zoo-conservation charity, the RZSS is located in a city with great depths of culture, thinking and a proud heritage. It is truly exciting to consider what new approaches to community education and local conservation can be developed and what new partnerships there are to explore. As a Welsh born, part Australian, citizen, Chris is finding Scotland an energising place to be and has taken to spending time in the Cairngorms at the RZSS site at the Highland Wildlife Park whenever he can. The pandas are pretty amazing too! Scientific Programme 45
KEVIN DOLAN MEMORIAL LECTURE  formerly known as the Special Guest Lecture   LIFE IN ZOOS Professor Chris West BVet Med CLA...
Poster Presentations THURSDAY 14th MARCH Gold Room Chair: 14.00 – 15.30 hrs Patrick Hayes FIAT RAnTech DipBA Life 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: The Tumours Models Core – a new initiative at CRUK Cambridge Paul Mackin Webcams as a tool to aid communications, diagnosis and treatment Darren Egan Welfare for wobbly mice Helen Cooper The suitability of a fish stand-alone system to house Xenopus tropicalis Nick Harman The chicken as a research model Lejla Bektic Maximising operational and research activities through the use of disposable caging Rebecca Varrall Animal care, welfare and dosing (oral gavage) of pre-weaned dogs Jamie Lemmon 46 Scientific Programme
Poster Presentations THURSDAY 14th MARCH Gold Room Chair   14.00     15.30 hrs   Patrick Hayes FIAT RAnTech DipBA Life Mem...
Poster Presentations POSTERS Chair: Patrick Hayes FIAT RAnTech DipBA Life Member and Immediate Past Editor of Animal Technology and Welfare The Tumours Models Core – a new initiative at CRUK Cambridge Paul Mackin Tumour Models Core, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE The Tumour Models Core (TMC) is a new initiative recently developed within the Biological Resources Unit at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute (CRI). This small facility comprises 2 ex-Tuveson laboratory members (Production Manager and Study Manager) plus a dedicated senior animal technologist (NACWO) with continual support from a dedicated team of animal technologists, with extensive experience with the Kras R172H p53 PDX Cre (KPC) model. The Core has developed their own system for anticipating user requirements, processing user requests and cross-charging for mice supplied and services rendered. The new Core will continue the efforts of pancreatic cancer research by providing a central supply of experimental and control mice KPC mice. In the future, the TMC hope to use the same principles applied to facilitate and expand the KPC model to adopt alternative tumour models within the CRI. Services provided by the TMC may lend themselves to future mouse cancer models such as breast, prostate, lung and kidney cancer. Webcams as a tool to aid communications, diagnosis and treatment Darren Egan MRC Ares Building, Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge CB22 3AT The Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge is one of the birthplaces of modern molecular biology with its own dedicated transgenic rodent breeding facility, Ares situated 5 miles away on a satellite campus. The geographical distance and quarantine restrictions between sites have presented their own problems, most noticeably when Ares staff seek guidance from Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists regarding unusual behaviour or phenotypes. Similar issues affect the Biological Services Group within Ares, as there are also staff movement quarantine restrictions in operation within the facility. This can impact on a Named Person’s ability to examine the animals first hand and add vital minutes to providing crucial advice on sick or injured animals. Consequently as a solution, Ares has set up webcams in each animal room. In conjunction with a telephone and access to the LMB IT network, animals can be viewed in real-time with advice and diagnosis given via commentary, despite constraints of distance or quarantine restriction. Scientific Programme 47
Poster Presentations POSTERS Chair    Patrick Hayes FIAT RAnTech DipBA  Life Member and Immediate Past Editor of Animal Te...
Poster Presentations Welfare for wobbly mice Helen Cooper MRC Ares Building, Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge CB22 3AT The Medical Research Council (MRC) Ares animal facility houses mouse models of human diseases such as Dementia and Parkinson’s. The P301S T43 line is a transgenic mouse model, whereby homozygous animals at 4-6 months of age develop a neurological phenotype including severe partial paralysis of the lower limbs. At Ares, a ‘traffic light’ system of ‘green’, ‘amber’ and ‘red’ has been developed to identify the progressing stages of the phenotype. This allows for close monitoring, provision of necessary care and the definition of humane end points. Modifying the environmental conditions to suit the phenotype vastly improves the welfare of these mice. This poster describes these environmental refinements. Webcams are an invaluable tool for remote assessment of these ‘wobbly mice’ and allows the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) scientists to confirm that the appropriate required phenotypic stage has been reached. The mice are then either used in behavioural studies or sent back to the LMB for analysis. The suitability of a fish stand-alone system to house Xenopus tropicalis Nick Harman Sanger Institute, Genome Campus Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA Adaptability of tanking systems creates issues when housing requirements adjust to meet the needs of an Institute’s research. Making space versatile to suit different species can often seem at odds, due to interspecies size difference, social grouping and breeding needs. Here we present such an adaptation to a standalone tanking system designed for Zebrafish and adjusted to cater for the needs of Xenopus tropicalis frogs. The system needed to provide for the daily needs of the frogs without impairing their growth rates but still providing a good level of environmental enrichment. Here we present our investigation and findings that have ultimately allowed us to adopt this system and provide the flexibility we sought. The chicken as a research animal Lejla Bektic Linköping University, IFM Biology, 58183 Linköping, Sweden This poster presents the chicken (Gallus gallus) as a research animal in genetics and animal behaviour, and describes its life in a laboratory environment, specifically focusing on the situation at Linköping University, Sweden. The poster gives insight in breeding, done either naturally or artificially, the egg collection and storing process and the equipment used for storage and incubation of eggs, and hatching routines. Common behavioural problems such as stereotypies and feather pecking are described along with how we strive to minimise these with the environmental enrichment. Additionally, our daily routines and husbandry practices are presented as well as how we adapted commercially available housing systems and routines to our needs. Finally, the poster also illustrates the differences between Red Junglefowl (the wild ancestor), White Leghorn (an egg-laying breed), Broiler (a breed used for meat production) and crossbred animals. 48 Scientific Programme
Poster Presentations  Welfare for wobbly mice Helen Cooper MRC Ares Building, Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge CB22 3AT...
Poster Presentations Maximising operational and research activities through the use of disposable caging Rebecca Varrall Pfizer, Cambridgepark Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA In 2005 a novel approach for rodent housing was introduced in the form of the disposable cage. The use of disposable caging maximises research space through a reduction in washroom and storage footprint and lowers capital and operating costs. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) BPA-free recyclable cages are supplied ready for use: pre-bedded, irradiated and with pre-filled water bottles to minimise cage change and processing time, simplifying operational workflows. Cages are also lighter than most reusable systems resulting in fewer personnel ergonomic issues. At Pfizer a disposable cage has been selected as the primary individually ventilated caging (IVC) option for a new 52,000ft2 research facility with a 7,500+ rodent housing capacity. Pfizer is not alone, since its first introduction to market an increasing number of research establishments worldwide have transitioned to using this caging system or included it in future vivarium planning. This poster describes our experiences using disposable cages. Animal care, welfare and dosing (oral gavage) of pre-weaned dogs Jamie Lemmon Huntingdon Life Sciences, Woolley Road, Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 4HS Historically, drugs have often been used ‘off-label’ for treating children, meaning there has been no test data in juvenile animals or young humans. Now new drugs must be tested in juvenile animals before being prescribed for treating children. Recent guidance indicates a single species is usually sufficient and the rat is most commonly used because of its traditional use in post-natal studies and the availability of background data for the age(s) and end time-points to be tested. Studies in juvenile non-rodents can, however, be required ‘when scientifically justified’. This is likely when concerns have been raised by existing studies that need to be investigated in a second species; in many cases the non-rodent of choice is the dog. This poster describes our experiences in developing and validating the animal care, welfare and technical procedures necessary to perform this essential work in juvenile beagles to assess the safety of a central nervous system drug used to treat children under the age of two for a life-threatening condition. Scientific Programme 49
Poster Presentations  Maximising operational and research activities through the use of disposable caging Rebecca Varrall ...
Poster Displays Improving animal welfare by providing extra environmental enrichment with playtime Natalie Edwards Penomics, West Forvie, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SZ By providing rats with playpen time for extra environmental enrichment it improves their welfare standards. Over time we have adapted the playpen by using different materials and currently plastic balls are being provided as they have proved to be the best playpen filling and can be cleaned between uses. We have used the playpen to rehouse singularly housed males together without any aggression and stimulate those in long-term holding cages. This is a major advantage as rats are social animals. Observations were carried out and the rats appeared very stimulated when in the playpen and displayed more natural behaviour such as exploring new areas, climbing, hiding, etc. Overall the rats seemed much happier when exposed to playpen time compared to rats that did not receive any playtime. Creation of a complex environment for New Zealand White rabbits within the confines of an animal unit Ashley Grimmer Penomics, West Forvie, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SZ Our aim in the creation of a complex environment for New Zealand White rabbits was to see if we could improve their standards of welfare. We achieved this by increasing the level of enrichment they received by starting a toy rota and stimulated them more socially and environmentally with time in a playpen. We found the rabbits to be more playful, easier to handle and manipulate when necessary for certain tasks like health checking. We also found the playpen encouraged more natural behaviours such as jumping, running and standing on hind limbs and therefore produced a better research model. The changing face of flexible film isolators Mark Harrison MRC Harwell, Mary Lyon Centre Quarantine Suite, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RD The Mary Lyon Centre’s quarantine (MLC-Q) suite supports a large programme specialising in cleansing mouse stocks before they are transferred to the SPF barrier facility. In this capacity the MLC-Q operates high and low health status flexible film and semi rigid walled isolators. Since 2004 there have been numerous design changes to the isolators from the initial set up to improve the running and efficiency of the MLC-Q and also improve the biosecurity for the mice. This poster goes through some of the modifications that have been implemented to flexible film isolators and some of the on-going modifications. 50 Scientific Programme
Poster Displays  Improving animal welfare by providing extra environmental enrichment with playtime Natalie Edwards Penomi...
Poster Displays New insights into breeding and maintaining mouse stocks Jackie Harrison MRC Harwell, Mary Lyon Centre Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RD Mouse husbandry and care has undergone a revolution in the last decade or so, with the widespread introduction of individually ventilated cages and improvements to enrichment and cleaning regimes. Much of the available breeding data and guidelines for colony management are based upon data collected in the different environment of a conventional animal facility with open top cages. With the increased use of different strains of mice, especially in the number of genetically modified strains, it is now necessary to start re-evaluating and challenging long-held rules on mouse breeding. It is unlikely that, with the variety and diversity of strains, one convention will satisfy all mouse colonies. In this poster I will present real examples of where the “old animal-house tales” are still applicable today and cases where they are not. Unsurprisingly, as genetic science has become more complex, our role in caring for and breeding genetically altered mice has also become more difficult. However I hope to persuade you, that by careful, databased decision making, we are rising to this challenge. The fantastic journey as an apprentice! Jack Armes GlaxoSmithKline, Park Road, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0DP Apprenticeships offer a broad variety of opportunities to enable students to work as well as learn on the job and acquire formal qualifications. We are being trained by skilled professionals who have developed and honed their skills throughout their careers. During our time we have been working towards a Level 3 BTEC in general sciences at college as well as learning invaluable life skills. Last year we gained our Home Office Licence modules 1, 2 and 3 at the Royal Veterinary College in London, which was educational and enjoyable. We have first-hand experience working with different species of animal, mainly rodents and dogs and are undergoing training in Home Office regulated procedures as well as animal husbandry. This has given us the ability not only to conduct this work in a professional and empathetic manner, but also use our 3Rs experience to challenge protocols of work. We have developed greatly over the past two years, starting as naive students, we have thoroughly enjoyed our time as apprentices; it has been a life changing experience that we would encourage other students to take part in. Scientific Programme 51
Poster Displays  New insights into breeding and maintaining mouse stocks Jackie Harrison MRC Harwell, Mary Lyon Centre Sci...
Poster Displays Single handed jugular bleeding in conscious rats Kate Heath GlaxoSmithKline, Park Road, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0DP Animal studies are required during the safety testing of potential new medicines to check the amount of the compound that gets into the body and correlate it with any side effects observed. The concentration in the blood is assessed at various time-points after dosing. Historically these were obtained post dose via caudal puncture after whole body warming for approximately 10 minutes in a whole body warming cabinet set at 39oC. We were asked to identify a refined method of collecting blood immediately post dose from animals that had been given compounds via either inhalation or the intravenous infusion route. This poster explains how we achieved our goal and how this was expanded for other toxicological studies. All animal studies were ethically reviewed and carried out in accordance with Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 and the GSK Policy on the Care, Welfare and Treatment of Animals. Development of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) procedure in the beagle dog Rob Bester GlaxoSmithKline, Park Road, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0DP Dog bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is a clinical technique which removes cell samples from the lungs. These cells can then be used to investigate the potential of ex-vivo alveolar macrophage models to predict in-vivo alveolar macrophage toxicity. The current in-house method to obtain cells is carried out under a terminal anaesthesia. We wanted to develop a dog BAL procedure using recovery anaesthesia that had minimal consequences to the animal but allowed us to achieve an in life sample. There were 3 aims for this project: l develop our team of technologists to be competent to perform the procedure in  dogs, allowing the dogs to recover from the anaesthesia l provide the BAL wash to our Cellular Pathology and Toxicology group to assess the  cellular content of the BAL to better understand the milieu of the lower respiratory tract of the dog which could then serve as a basis for the study of possible pathological alterations l assess the effects of BAL sampling on the lungs and animal, following a single BAL  procedure and following a repeat BAL procedure. This poster gives an overview of the BAL procedure and how we met our aims. It discusses where we made refinements and how the results will benefit future study designs for inhaled drug development. All animal studies were ethically reviewed and carried out in accordance with Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 and the GSK Policy on the Care, Welfare and Treatment of Animals. 52 Scientific Programme
Poster Displays  Single handed jugular bleeding in conscious rats Kate Heath GlaxoSmithKline, Park Road, Ware, Hertfordshi...
Poster Displays Determination of recovery period after intra-abdominal transmitter and Electroencephalography (EEG) electrode placement in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) Leo van Geest BPRC (Biomedical Primate Research Centre), Langekleiweg 161, 2288 GJ Rijswijk, ZuidHolland, The Netherlands In this study, the recovery period of surgical placement of intra-abdominal transmitters and EEG electrodes in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) was determined. In order to test whether the insertion of an intra-abdominal transmitter and EEG electrodes causes physical discomfort, two tests which are being used to quantify motor deficits in Parkinson research were used: hourglass test and tower test. Additionally, bodyweight and behaviour were monitored daily until 49 days post- surgery. During the entire study period, the transmitters functioned properly and no additional surgery was needed. Transmitter insertion caused a significant increase in righting time in the hourglass test compared to baseline values. Recovery to mean values was observed within 7 days post-surgery. For the tower test, the total amount of level changes declined by 80% directly after surgery. Recovery was seen after day 8, since the period after day 8 did not show significant difference compared to baseline values. Until day 15, a significant decline in bodyweight is seen. Subsequently an increase in bodyweight occurs, causing bodyweight to be recovered to baseline values in 31 days after surgery on average. However, behaviour does not seem to be influenced at all. Evaluation of the effects of dosing and animal husbandry on heart rate, blood pressure and activity in cardiovascular telemetry rats Jonathan Papworth Eisai Ltd, Mosquito Way, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9SN Rat cardiovascular telemetry is used to establish the effects novel compounds have on the heart rate and blood pressure of conscious free moving animals in their home cages. In cardiovascular telemetry animals there are large changes in heart rate, blood pressure and activity associated with the light/dark cycle. However, less is described of the effect that oral dosing and normal animal husbandry has on these cardiovascular parameters. In these studies we have evaluated the effect that dosing and animal husbandry (from entering the room to cleaning out and weighing of the animals) has on these cardiovascular parameters. It was found that even placing the animals onto the telemetry pads without removing the animals from their home cage led to an increase in activity, heart rate and blood pressure which took in excess of two hours to return to normal resting levels. Dosing and all the animal husbandry tasks assessed led to an increase in activity, heart rate and blood pressure. The extent of these effects varied from a technologist entering the room which only had a transient effect up to oral dosing of the animals which lead to a 2 hour increase in all the parameters evaluated. The results described here indicate the importance of good study design and minimising the disturbance of telemetry animals on trial. Consideration of these effects should enable refinements in study design with a reduction in variability and the number of animals required for each study. Scientific Programme 53
Poster Displays  Determination of recovery period after intra-abdominal transmitter and Electroencephalography  EEG  elect...
Workshops Each course is CPD accredited Techs and Vets - together we can make a difference Six 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 as soon as possible on your arrival. CPD certificates will be issued to all attendees at the end of each Workshop. WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH Time Workshop/Venue Venue: ALL Workshop Sessions are being held at the International Lawn Tennis Centre (ILTC) located in the Devonshire Park Grounds Room locations will be displayed at the entrance 13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH in Floral Hall 14.00 - 16.00 WORKSHOP 5 Theory and practice of aseptic technique for rodent surgery - Media Centre 14.00 - 17.00 WORKSHOP 6 Preparing for being a Registered Animal Technologist (RAnTech) - Spencer Suite 16.00 - 16.30 TEA in Exhibition Hall 16.00 - 18.00 WORKSHOP 4 GA passports – what, why, when and how? - Hardwick Suite 16.00 - 18.00 WORKSHOP 3 Reducing severe suffering - Devonshire Lounge THURSDAY 14th MARCH Time Workshop/Venue 10.30 - 11.00 COFFEE in Exhibition Hall W 11.00 - 13.00 ORKSHOP 1 Speaking up about animal research - Hardwick Suite 11.00 - 13.00 ORKSHOP 2 W Project licence review for the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB) - Spencer Suite 11.00 - 13.00  WORKSHOP 5 Theory and practice of aseptic technique for rodent surgery - Media Centre 54 Scientific Programme
Workshops  Each course is CPD accredited  Techs and Vets - together we can make a difference Six workshops will take place...
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table opposite for timings and the venue 2 hours CPD credit Workshop 1 Speaking up about animal research Presented by John Meredith BA Education Manager, Understanding Animal Research (UAR), 30 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AW This workshop looks at the obstacles to speaking openly about animal research and how to overcome them: Topics include: l how do I feel about what I do? l how do others see me? l what does openness mean and what does it achieve? l how to deal with challenges, hostility and unexpected questions? John Meredith John Meredith manages the schools programme for UAR, where he has been building a nationwide cohort of volunteers to talk to young people about their work with animals in science. He has developed similar programmes for organisations such as BT, the Army and the (then) Department of Education and Skills. Before joining UAR in 2008, John was Education Advisor to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table opposite for timings and the venue  2 hours CPD credit  Workshop 1  Speaking u...
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for timings and the venue 2 hours CPD credit Workshop 2 Project licence review for the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB) Presented by Ian Garrod FSB CBiol MBPharmacolS PTLLS CPD and Training Manager, Learning Curve (Development) Ltd, PO Box 140, Ware Hertfordshire SG9 0ZN This workshop is aimed at those new to reviewing Home Office Project Licences for ethical review for the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB) under the new EU Directive 2010/63/EU. It provides initial skills and knowledge needed to understand the role of the NACWO in the review of applications and by the end of the session, you will be able to understand the role of the NACWO within the review process for the AWERB and have an understanding of how to go about reviewing and critiquing a Home Office Project Licence application. Topics include: l introduction of the review process for the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body  (AWERB) l discussion on NACWO contribution to the Project Licence application  l discussion on what needs to be checked in the Project Licence application  l PPL review exercise, feedback and discussion  Ian Garrod Ian Garrod 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
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Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for timings and the venue 2 hours CPD credit Workshop 3 Reducing severe suffering Presented by Penny Hawkins BSc PhD Deputy Head, Research Animals Department, RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, West Sussex RH13 9RS Have you ever contributed to the refinement of procedures to reduce suffering? Are you interested in discussing how animal technologists can contribute to the process of refinement? Do you ever care for, or monitor, animals on substantial (severe) protocols? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then please participate in this workshop, or just listen but – most importantly – pick up some ideas and inspiration to take back to your establishment with you. The workshop is intended for animal technologists working at all levels, from new starters through to senior staff and NACWOs. Two animal technologists will set the scene by providing short, practical examples of a process they took part in that led to the successful refinement of a severe procedure. This will be followed by a discussion session addressing the topics. We will also use ‘Turning Point’ to get some facts and opinions to feed into the discussion so that everyone can have some input. I look forward to a very positive and constructive workshop and hope to see you there! Topics include: l examples of how severe suffering has already been successfully refined or avoided  within research projects l whether there are scientific or practical obstacles to avoid severe suffering  l the roles that animal technologists and care staff can play in reducing the severity  of the procedures Penny Hawkins Dr Penny Hawkins is Deputy Head of the RSPCA Research Animals Department and has worked for the Society for 16 years. She is a member of the European Commission’s expert working group on severity assessment and also sits on three local Ethical Review Processes.  Penny runs the RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Group and has a special interest in practical refinement of procedures, housing, husbandry and care. Scientific Programme 57
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for timings and the venue  2 hours CPD credit  Workshop 3 Reducing ...
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for timings and the venue 2 hours CPD credit Workshop 4 GA passports – what, why, when and how? Presented by RSPCA GA Passports Working Group (GAPWG): Nikki Osborne PhD, Senior Scientific Officer, RSPCA, Research Animals Department, Science Group, RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, West Sussex RH13 9RS James Bussell, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA Mary Ann Haskins, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, Clare Hall Laboratories, Potters Bar, South Mimms, Hertfordshire EN6 3LD Amanda Pickard PhD, Frozen Embryo and Sperm Archive Manager, MRC Mary Lyon Centre, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire OX11 0RD Caroline Chadwick PhD, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT This workshop will be of interest anyone who cares for, or imports/exports, genetically altered (GA) animals of any species. Participants will be given the opportunity to share their experience of the current status of information/knowledge transfer when animals are moved to and from any location where the journey ends with a new set of carers. We will look at some examples of GA passports that different establishments currently use and discuss the practical issues that have influenced them, what resources the establishment has, what the establishment needs are, any problems that they have had to consider/overcome. Participants will also be given the opportunity to raise issues/problems associated with the current recommendations, or GA passport use that has not been addressed. Topics include: l what is a GA passport? l why use a GA passport? l when should you use a GA passport? l what should a GA passport contain (recommended and supplementary information)? Nikki Osborne Dr Nikki Osborne graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science (Neuroscience) from Kings College London in 2000 having completed a successful final year research project. This research project formed the start of her PhD in Developmental Neurobiology from the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at Kings. A postdoctoral fellowship at the Ludwig Insitute for Cancer Research (UCL Branch) then followed, before Nikki joined the Research Animals Department of the RSPCA in 2005 as a ‘biotechnology’ specialist. Since joining the RSPCA Nikki has been responsible for promoting and disseminating current best practice information regarding the creation, use and care of genetically altered (GA) animals within the field of laboratory animal science. She convenes a number of expert working groups looking at issues such as sharing and archiving of GA mice, transgenic specific specialist training and GA passports. 58 Scientific Programme
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for timings and the venue  2 hours CPD credit  Workshop 4 GA passpo...
Workshop Sessions James Bussell James Bussell is the Head of the Research Support Facility at the WT Sanger Institute. With a background of over 20 years in animal technology, genetics, GA rodent production, breeding and archiving, he is a keen advocate of animal welfare in research. He joined the Sanger Institute in 2007 and worked as part of the Sanger’s programmes of research supplying the core support including breeding and procedural input that helps in the production of over 200 de novo mouse models mouse models per year and major other resources such as the Zebrafish Mutation project. Mary Ann Haskings Mary Ann Haskings has worked for Cancer Research UK since 1990, initially as an animal technician, working with rodents and rabbits, before moving into transgenic technology. She is deputy Head of the CRUK LRI Transgenic Service. She holds the MIAT and higher BTEC in animal technology, a degree in Molecular Biology and is currently studying for an MSc in Science and Society. Mary Ann is particularly interested in animal welfare within the transgenic field. She is a NACWO and has chaired the CRUK NACWO forum. She has been an active member of the CRUK LRI ethics committee and has presented at animal welfare meetings. Amanda Pickard Dr Amanda Pickard manages the import and export of mutant mouse strains by the Medical Research Council’s Frozen Embryo and Sperm Archive (FESA; www.har.mrc.ac.uk/services/fesa). Based at the MRC’s Harwell site, FESA is one of the largest repositories of mouse germplasm in the world, and part of the Biological Resources Group which generates novel mutants for phenotyping and distribution to the scientific community. As well as archiving the mutants generated by the high-throughput targeted genetics programmes such as EUCOMM and IMPC, FESA provides an archiving and distribution service to all scientists and academics, protecting valuable mouse strains against breeding failure, catastrophic losses, genetic drift and genetic contamination. Publicly available mouse strains are distributed via the online catalogue, Mousebook (www.mousebook.org) and via the European Mouse Mutant Archive (www. emmanet.org), for which FESA is a founding partner. Amanda was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Animal Physiology from the University of Nottingham, and obtained her PhD from the University of Aberdeen. Before taking up her post at MRC Harwell, she worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, London, developing reproductive technologies for the conservation of endangered species. Caroline Chadwick Dr Caroline Chadwick was appointed Director of Biomedical Services at the University of Birmingham in 2006. The facility houses rodents and Zebrafish for a large academic research community. Prior to moving to Birmingham she was at the Cancer Research UK, Paterson Institute in Manchester. Scientific Programme 59
Workshop Sessions  James Bussell James Bussell is the Head of the Research Support Facility at the WT Sanger Institute. Wi...
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for timings and the venue 2 hours CPD credit Workshop 5 Theory and practice of aseptic technique for rodent surgery Presented by Lucy Whitfield MA VetB DLAS MRCVS Named Veterinary Surgeon, The Royal Veterinary College, Royal College Street, London NW1 0TU Adequate aseptic technique is one of the most fundamental and essential principles of infection control. Aseptic technique refers to specific practices that reduce the risk of post-surgical infections by decreasing the likelihood that microorganisms will invade the patient’s body during surgical procedures. The workshop will cover those practices performed immediately before and during a surgical procedure to reduce post-operative infection. Topics include: l theoretical background  l preparation of sterile equipment  l preparation of the surgeon and the patient l maintaining a sterile field  Lucy Whitfield After four years in general veterinary practice, Dr Lucy Whitfield 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. 60 Scientific Programme
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for timings and the venue  2 hours CPD credit  Workshop 5 Theory an...
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for timings and the venue 3 hours CPD credit Workshop 6 Preparing for being a Registered Animal Technologist (RAnTech) Presented by Ian Garrod FSB CBiol MBPharmacolS PTLLS CPD and Training Manager, Learning Curve (Development) Ltd, PO Box 140, Ware, Hertfordshire SG9 0ZN To prepare candidates for inclusion in the Register, Ian Garrod, CPD and Training Manager, Learning Curve (Development) Ltd, will take you through the various stages. Topics include: l application process l completing the CV l legislation refresher on the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 l amendment Regulations 2012 l other legislation l code of conduct l continuing professional development (CPD) l interview process See biography on page 56 Scientific Programme 61
Workshop Sessions Please refer to the Table on page 54 for timings and the venue  3 hours CPD credit  Workshop 6 Preparing...
Social Programme Tuesday 12th March TOUR 16.00 DINNER - Served in the Floral Hall 19.00 First time at Congress? Then join us at the Congress Reception and come on our orientation tour of the facilities EXHIBITION OFFICIAL OPENING 20.30 - 23.00 This is always a wonderfully relaxed start to Congress and sets the atmosphere with everyone socialising around the stands, meeting old and new industry colleagues The Bistro bar will remain open until late or you can return to your own hotels for a night cap Wednesday 13th March DINNER - Served in the Floral Hall 19.00 Pens at the ready for the return of 20.30 KEN’S QUIZ NIGHT which will start promptly in the Gold Room For those who prefer to dance the night away the INNOVATION ROADSHOW will be in the Floral Hall Thursday 14th March Smart dress, jackets and ties are required (No jeans, t-shirts, trainers or fancy dress please) 20.30 - 01.00 19.15 Prior to dinner in the Gold Room, where the bars are open, close up magicians and silhouettists will mingle to entertain you GALA DINNER AND DANCE - Served in the Floral Hall Continuing during dinner, the close up magicians and silhouettists will circulate around the tables Afterwards the fabulous Innovation Roadshow guarantees to have you all up on your feet! Congress Badges must be worn by EVERYONE 62 Social Programme 20.00 - 02.00
Social Programme  Tuesday 12th March  TOUR   16.00  DINNER - Served in the Floral Hall   19.00  First time at Congress  Th...
Social Programme Sonic and Chris Dugdale We guarantee you will be mesmerised by the close up magic performed by Tony Middleton ‘Sonic’ and Chris Dugdale. Sonic (below) is one of the UK’s top close up magicians and a critically acclaimed author of magic. He has also appeared on ITV’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us with Chris Dugdale and Jonathan Ross which has been repeated around the world. “One of the finest I have ever seen” Sir Roger Moore Chris Dugdale (background image) became the youngest member of the Magic Circle at 18 and his work as a magician has taken him around the world many times. His level of international experience as an award winning close up magician is unparalleled. Chris is the only magician in history to have been selected to entertain H.M. the Queen and the United Nations. Sir Richard Branson described Chris as “The best I have seen, brilliant”. You will be truly amazed by their performances! OFFICIAL OPENING OF TRADE EXHIBITION We are delighted that Phil Ruddock (former Bulletin Editor and long standing member of IAT Council) has consented to officially open the Trade Exhibition on Tuesday evening. Phil has been an enduring supporter of the IAT, attending Congress for many years as a trade exhibitor working for Lillico and we therefore felt he was eminently qualified to open the proceedings for us this evening as this will officially be his last attendance at our annual Congress. There will be a complimentary glass of wine for all those attending. The Roving Artist Exploring the Art of Silhouette Silhouette artists Charles Burns and Michael Herbert have been working collectively as The Roving Artist for over a decade and were brought together by a shared interest in the little-known art of silhouette cutting. KEN’S QUIZ NIGHT Over the years this competitively fought contest brought to you by Ken Applebee has been so popular that queues have formed to get in and we have run out of tables to seat all of the teams who want to participate. The winning team will receive six bottles of champagne and the runners up will receive six bottles of wine. There will even be a consolation prize for the team with the lowest score. Thank you so much to Tecniplast UK for generously sponsoring this event. It’s not the winning … it’s the taking apart!! They make up a unique group of only half a dozen full time silhouette artists in the UK and are considered as highly experienced in this traditional skill bringing a modern and stylish presentation to their work. Amazingly each silhouette only takes a couple of minutes to create so you will see the incredible skill they have of capturing a likeness with just a few snips of a scissors. Profiles of many notable figures have been cut by them and one of the many highlights of their careers was being commissioned to perform their art at HM the Queen’s 80th birthday celebrations. Social Programme 63
Social Programme  Sonic and Chris Dugdale We guarantee you will be mesmerised by the close up magic performed by Tony Midd...
Trade Exhibition Exhibitors’ Index Exhibitor 1st Biotech Ltd 3Rs Bedding Agenda Resource Management Ltd Allentown Europe Ltd Andersons Bedding Products Aquaneering / Fairfield Controlec Ltd Aquatic Solutions Arrowmight AS-ET a-tune software AG B&K Marshall BeliMed Ltd Bioquell UK Ltd Charles River Charles River ICM TM Clinipath Ltd Contec® Datesand Ltd Edstrom Industries Inc Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs Harlan Laboratories Ltd IDEXX BioResearch™ IMPEX Services International Ltd Institute of Animal Technology IPS Product Supplies Ltd Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association (LAVA) Learning Curve (Development) Ltd Lillico Biotechnology MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd Moulton College Noray Bioinformatics SLU Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Plexx BV PrimaTec Management Ltd R&W Associates UK Ltd Rees Scientific S3 Science SAFE Scanbur Special Diets Services Ssniff Specialty Diets GmbH Steel Line Ltd Steris Ltd Surrey Diagnostics Ltd Sychem Ltd Tecniplast UK Ltd The Cube Ltd Transnetyx Inc UNO Roestvaststaal BV Veltek Associates Inc VetTech Solutions Ltd Williton Box Company Techs and Vets - together we can make a difference 64 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition  Exhibitors    Index Exhibitor 1st Biotech Ltd 3Rs Bedding Agenda Resource Management Ltd Allentown Europ...
Trade Exhibition Exhibition Plan Scanbur Clinipath VetTech Solutions Steris Ellegaard Idexx Labs Steel Line 3Rs Bedding Transnetyx 1st Biotech Sychem Veltek Associates S3 Science Agenda Noray Noray Bioinformatics Surrey Surrey Diagnostics Diagnostics Pentair Aquatic BeliMed Harlan UK a-Tune Arrowmight The Cube Aquaneering Plexx BV Datesand Andersons Edstrom IPS Impex Learning Curve Special Diets Services B&K Marshall MMM Medical Equipment Primatec Locus Technology Charles River Allentown Europe Lillico Aquatic Solutions Ssniff Diets Williton Box R&W Associates UNO BV SAFE Tecniplast UK Bioquell Rees Scientific Contec Moulton College IAT LAVA LASA AS-ET Trade Exhibition 65
Trade Exhibition  Exhibition Plan  Scanbur  Clinipath VetTech Solutions  Steris  Ellegaard Idexx Labs  Steel Line 3Rs Bedd...
Trade Exhibition The Publisher and the IAT accept no responsibility for any claims made by companies in the following entries. 1st Biotech Ltd 1st Biotech is a family business, manufacturing and supplying bespoke laboratory clothing for over 40 years. Our clothing comes in a lightweight and mid-weight fabric, with many colour choices and can be manufactured in any of your chosen styles. We can personally visit your premises to discuss the clothing you may require and advise on sizing and styles. All orders are manufactured bespoke to your requirements, exactly as you want them. For example you can choose from stud cuff or elasticated cuff, short sleeve or long sleeve, leg pockets, etc. The choices are endless! Our range of products has greatly expanded over the years and we are authorised distributors of brands such as 3M, Moldex, Segre, Marigold, Ansell, Anistel, Primeguard, Toffeln, Pal, etc. As authorised stockists of these brands we are able to offer great pricing, please ask for a ‘no obligation’ quote and put us to the test! As stockists of all disposable items, including facemasks, overshoes, oversleeves, mob caps, disposable coveralls, visitor coats, gloves, etc, we can offer next day delivery, direct from our warehouse. Our offices are open daily with professional staff on hand to answer any question or enquiry you may have. In addition to our office staff, Luke and Sadie, our Sales Team, are available too and would be happy to speak with you and/or arrange to visit you. We hope you enjoy Congress 2013 and we look forward to meeting you. Contact us at: 1st Biotech Ltd, Unit 10 Tovil Green Business Park, Tovil, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6TA T / F: +44 (0) 870 300 9554 E: sales@1stbiotech.co.uk www.1stbiotech.co.uk 3Rs Bedding 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 ensures 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 66 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition The Publisher and the IAT accept no responsibility for any claims made by companies in the following entr...
Trade Exhibition 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 may be preferred when endotoxins are a concern, such as during immunological, respiratory or inhalation studies. (Ref: Blom HJM 1996 Laboratory Animals 30, 234-244.) 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 Agenda Resource Management Ltd Looking for novel solutions to staffing 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  Looking for new opportunities l Agenda has a team of highly experienced, highly successful recruitment specialists  with strong links to leading employers throughout the UK and Europe to help you find the perfect career move - completely free of charge. 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 Trade Exhibition 67
Trade Exhibition Low endotoxin and coliform levels l significantly lower levels of endotoxins   0.0001 than other bedding ...
Trade Exhibition Allentown Europe Ltd Allentown would like to welcome you to our stand Allentown Inc is the leading global provider of quality built animal housing and related animal care products to the biomedical research community. For over 43 years we have produced innovative and superior animal housing systems, which continue to exceed industry standards.  Our success is based on our strong business integrity, and exacting attention to manufacturing detail, and unparalleled customer service. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility based in Allentown, New Jersey, USA uniquely qualifies us to provide timely, cost-effective solutions for our customers’ research needs. From computer-aided design and development through automated fabrication and welding, Allentown products are manufactured with tight tolerances to precise specifications, which lead to long lasting housing solutions for our customers. Our experienced workforce combines craftsmanship with innovation, constantly refining our manufacturing process to ensure our customers the highest quality product, at a competitive price, on schedule to meet their needs. Contact us at: Allentown Europe Ltd, PO Box 3056, Reading, Berkshire RG1 9UY T: +44 (0) 845 045 0243 F: +44 (7884) 63625 Andersons Bedding Products 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.AndersonsLabBedding.com Aquaneering / Fairfield Controlec Ltd 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 68 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Allentown Europe Ltd  Allentown would like to welcome you to our stand Allentown Inc is the leading globa...
Trade Exhibition 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 www.aquaneering.com Aquatic Solutions 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 aquatics@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 Arrowmight Arrowmight’s 30th Anniversary Arrowmight is celebrating 30 years as the premier supplier of design and build housing for large species, continuing to invest in the development of innovative products designed specifically for the biomedical research sector. We have unrivalled 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. Trade Exhibition 69
Trade Exhibition of over 50 years of design, installation, maintenance and support of aquatics systems and include marine ...
Trade Exhibition 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 Animals in Science – Education Trust The Animals in Science – Education Trust is a charity registered under the UK Charities Act 1993. Our objectives are the advancement of education and the promotion of excellence in the care and welfare of animals used in science. Two distinguished scientists head the Trust; Lord Walton of Detchant kt TD MA MD DSc FRCP FMedsci is the Patron and Professor Sir Richard Gardner FIAT (Hon) FRS is Chair of the Board of Trustees. The Trust’s main activity is to provide bursaries to enable people to attend education and training courses. The only conditions are that they are employed in the care and welfare of animals used in science that the course is relevant to their work and they are unable to obtain funding from other sources, e.g. employers. If you would like to discuss the possibility of applying for a grant for educational purposes we will be pleased to talk to you on our stand. In addition to providing bursaries, the Trust supports the development of teaching packages, DVDs and other course materials. Applications from students with special needs are welcomed. We will also be pleased to talk to anybody who would like to become a supporter or sponsor of AS-ET (£6.00 per year). Everybody who signs up at Congress will have the chance to win an ipod shuffle. Further information on the funding and fund raising work of AS-ET can be obtained from our website www.as-et.org.uk a-tune software AG 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 70 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Our unique FresH20 sterile watering system offers unrivalled drinking hygiene for animals via self-contai...
Trade Exhibition 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  Objectives we provide: l optimisation of work and data flows  l creation of transparency for users  l guarantee of governance, compliance and best practices  l lowering of expenses and risks  Competitively priced, a-tune’s products, project solutions and professional services make these goals a reality. Contact us at: a-tune software AG, Julius-Reiber-Strasse 15, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany T: +49 6151 951310 F: +49 6151 9513129 E: sales@a-tune.de www.a-tune.de B&K Marshall B&K Universal is a division of Marshall BioResources Inc. Our UK facility is located in East Yorkshire. We have recently opened a large new UK dog facility and this enables us to supply customers with the globally popular Marshall Beagle®. These are recognised throughout the laboratory animal world for their good health, genetic consistency, uniformity and gentle temperament. Our extensive socialisation programme produces dogs that are active and happy when in their enclosures and come willingly to the front when approached and are calm and pleasant when handled. B&K also offer a range of key high health status (SOPF and SPF) rodent 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 (ICR background) and Dunkin Hartley guinea pigs. We also supply New Zealand white rabbits and ferrets. 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. 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 Trade Exhibition 71
Trade Exhibition software vendor and a trusted partner for a long lasting and stable co-operation with its customers mainl...
Trade Exhibition BeliMed Ltd BeliMed are part of the Metall Zug AG Group based in Switzerland and has a total of 4 business areas and 3000 employees. The Group’s annual turnover is the equivalent of £576M. It has 1000 employees and 13 subsidiaries, 80 agencies over 5 continents and communicates in 40 languages. BeliMed have supplied sterilising, washing and disinfection equipment to pharmacos, laboratories, research centres and hospitals for over 40 years and is a global market leader for the manufacture and supply of sterilisation and decontamination equipment. BeliMed Ltd in the UK was founded in 2004 as a wholly owned subsidiary of BeliMed AG and maintains an excellent reputation in both the UK and Ireland: l factory trained team of service engineers based in locations throughout the country  l our own project management, planning and installation personnel enable us to work  closely with your architects, design teams and planning departments l all BeliMed equipment conforms to current European directives, UK standards, GMP,  GAMP and FDA guidelines and can be tailored to the needs of the customer l steriliser chamber sizes from 300 litres to 7000 litres (10 to 250 cu ft) or bespoke sizes  to suit individual requirements l washing and disinfection equipment from under counter bottle washers to large  scale automated cage washers l single ended or double door pass through options available on all or larger  equipment l user friendly full colour touch screen interface l the control system incorporates the latest proven technology l offers an excellent whole life cycle support system Contact us at: BeliMed Ltd, Unit 4, Newbuildings Place, Dragons Green Rd, Shipley, West Sussex RH13 8GQ T: +44 (0) 7814 770172 E: mark.carter@belimed.co.uk www.belimed.co.uk Bioquell UK Ltd 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 72 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition BeliMed Ltd  BeliMed are part of the Metall Zug AG Group based in Switzerland and has a total of 4 busine...
Trade Exhibition Charles River Charles River continues to be the World’s largest producer of laboratory animals and related services. We are pleased to announce an addition to our services with the acquisition of Bioscientific Events and we are now able to conduct a wide range of training courses to meet your needs. As well as our globally standardised animals, which include rats, mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils we can provide contract breeding, rederivation, cryopreservation, backcrossing and genetic monitoring through our Genetically Engineered Models and Services group (GEMS). We supply ALZET® osmotic infusion pumps, catheters and wound clips. As the exclusive UK distributor for The Jackson Laboratory’s products animal models, 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’ animals with a range of surgical alterations. The Research Animals Diagnostics Services (RADS) group can advise you and conduct your health surveillance programs utilising the latest technologies. Our Preconditioning Services offer aged animals and dietary studies. Be sure to visit our stand and talk to our representatives about our extensive range of products and services. (JAX™ is a trademark of The Jackson Laboratory registered in the United States. 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 Charles River ICMTM Charles River Introducing Internet Colony Management (ICM™) ICM™ is a revolutionary software solution for both project and vivarium management. It allows us to capture many data points on your animals efficiently and accurately through the use of an RFID tracking system. ICM™ is designed to streamline workloads while capturing data on each animal through the use of computers and a simple interface. This data is instantly made available to our project management staff and our clients through the online portal. Through ICM™, you can see real-time activity on every animal in your colonies and export that data to Microsoft Excel®. Requests can also be made directly through ICM™; animals can be mated, shipped, or grouped by simply selecting the animal(s) and choosing an action. Quickly finding information on a particular subset of your colony is easy, thanks to the extensive sorting and filtering options. ICM™ also provides you with extensive project information, such as current and past goals, details on each line and animal, health reports, entire shipment history and a complete record of any tasks you have requested. With ICM™, everything is just a mouse click away. Please come and visit our stand to learn more or for a demonstration. 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 Trade Exhibition 73
Trade Exhibition Charles River  Charles River continues to be the World   s largest producer of laboratory animals and rel...
Trade Exhibition Clinipath Ltd Clinipath Ltd is a distribution and service company for laboratory supplies and equipment with a focus on biomedical research and laboratories. 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® 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 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 74 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Clinipath Ltd  Clinipath Ltd is a distribution and service company for laboratory supplies and equipment ...
Trade Exhibition 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 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 Edstrom Industries Inc Edstrom Industries is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of automated animal water systems, water purification equipment, environmental monitoring products, access and lighting control and animal management software to the world’s best animal laboratories. Since 1969, leading universities, pharmaceuticals, government laboratories and biotech firms have relied upon Edstrom’s products, services and expertise for their critical animal watering requirements and to ensure the efficiency of their facility and elimination of variables in their studies. Over 90% of animal facilities in North America and an increasing number worldwide use Edstrom in their vivariums. Edstrom automated watering systems deliver purified water on demand, 24 hours a day, eliminating ergonomic injuries and reducing the costs associated Trade Exhibition 75
Trade Exhibition Contact us at  Contec  , ZI du Prat - RP 3707, 56037 Vannes Cedex, France T   33 2 97 43 76 90 E  info co...
Trade Exhibition with bottle cleaning, filling and manipulation. Our 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 a user interface that puts you in control of your facility’s data. Monitor and control your automated watering system, monitor room and freezer temperatures to differential pressure and humidity. Customisable reports and alarm limits ensure your facility’s animals are safe. Edstrom SmartLab™ is a web-based animal management platform that ensures proper animal welfare while performing valuable research with an intuitive interface. SmartLab™ provides your facility with unsurpassed data integrity by eliminating manual record keeping, delivering time-stamped data and securely storing facility information. 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 UK Sales: Gemma Marshall T / F: +44 (0) 1432 370745 M: +44 (0) 7794 251 331 E: uk@edstrom.com www.edstrom.com Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs A/S has been supplying the scientific community for more than thirty years and has been AAALAC accredited since 1998. The Göttingen Minipig is fully recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide, including EMA and FDA and is often a relevant research model. The Göttingen Minipig should always be considered when choosing your non-rodent model for toxicology, pharmacology and safety pharmacology. 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 76 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition with bottle cleaning,  filling and manipulation. Our valve technology is the most reliable available, hav...
Trade Exhibition Harlan Laboratories Ltd 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 IDEXX BioResearch™ IDEXX BioResearch™ serves the biomedical research community with a suite of innovative biological materials testing and laboratory animal diagnostic instruments and services. Streamline your research, generate reliable and reproducible data and experience superior quality of service with our comprehensive diagnostic solutions. Contact us at: IDEXX BioResearch™, Riverside House, Riverside Walk, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NA T: +44 (0) 1753 838930 E: shelley-hadley@idexx.com www.idexx.co.uk IMPEX Services International Ltd 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. 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 Trade Exhibition 77
Trade Exhibition Harlan Laboratories Ltd  Harlan Laboratories is a leading provider of essential, pre-clinical and non-cli...
Trade Exhibition Institute of Animal Technology 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 UK 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. In June 2012, the IAT began working with Middlesex University to set up a fully validated BSc programme, which is intended to be in place for the academic year 2014-2015. In the interim period, the IAT is setting up a Diploma in Higher Education, which will be the equivalent of the second year of a degree giving students 120 credits at level 5 and leading directly to the final year of the degree. The BSc in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology will enable career animal technologists to continue to play an invaluable role at the highest levels of scientific research and teaching. Contact us at: Institute of Animal Technology, 5 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL E: admin@iat.org.uk www.iat.org.uk 78 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Institute of Animal Technology  The Institute of Animal Technology  IAT  was founded in 1950 and its purp...
Trade Exhibition IPS Product Supplies Ltd 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 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  l new!! - we are now the UK dealer for NKP Caging Systems  l all of the old favourites still available  l bespoke caging and equipment designed and installed  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 Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) To advance scientific understanding and knowledge of the use, care and welfare of laboratory animals and promote refinement, reduction and replacement LASA persues 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 Trade Exhibition 79
Trade Exhibition IPS Product Supplies Ltd  As a company we aim to offer a range of products and services that will be unsu...
Trade Exhibition 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. In 2013 LASA will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary and plans are already underway to ensure that the 2013 Winter Meeting will be a huge success with keynote speakers already confirmed as, Professor Lord Winston, Lord Dick Taverne and Professor Dominic Wells. 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 Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association (LAVA) LAVA is a division of the British Veterinary Association, specialising in the advancement of the health and welfare of laboratory animals. LAVA supports the use of animals, where necessary, in biomedical research and product development. We insist on the maintenance of the highest standard of animal health and welfare that can be achieved within the confines of the research objectives. LAVA’s members are veterinary surgeons and students from the UK and elsewhere who are interested in laboratory animal medicine and science. Many members act as Named Veterinary Surgeons under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in a full or parttime capacity. Vets working in academic, drug discovery, commercial and contract research environments are represented as clinicians or in other aspects of the care and use of animals in biomedical research. LAVA promotes best practice and the dissemination of new technologies through its meetings and other avenues. It represents laboratory animal vets at national and international level when needed for discussions and decision making on laboratory animal law, welfare, ethics, transport, techniques and disease. The purpose of the association is to: promote the dissemination of information concerning laboratory animals throughout the veterinary profession by meetings, lectures, discussions and publications as considered appropriate to promote the advancement of veterinary knowledge and skills in subjects connected with the breeding, maintenance of health, welfare and use of laboratory animals and to encourage study groups and post-graduate courses for these purposes, exchange information and encourage other forms of collaboration between this and other societies in allied scientific disciplines. For all general enquiries email the Honorary Secretary at secretary@lava.uk.net or visit our website www.lava.uk.net Learning Curve (Development) Ltd 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. 80 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition workshops. The meeting also offers great opportunities to network with Trade Exhibitors. LASA encourages ...
Trade Exhibition 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 Lillico Biotechnology 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 Trade Exhibition 81
Trade Exhibition The Learning Curve delivers its courses at venues across the UK, allowing us to account for local procedu...
Trade Exhibition MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd 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, we have supplied sterilising equipment into healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry, research centres, food and drug manufacturers 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. We start at bench top 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 the UK and this enables us to work with architects, design teams and planning departments from the initial concept through to final installation, commissioning and validation. 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. 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 Moulton College Do you or your staff want to study animal based qualifications? Are you unhappy with your current educational provider? Can we help create a course to meet your specific needs? Moulton College is a medium sized specialist further education college. During 2010/11 it had over 2500 full-time and 6000 part-time learners. The College’s mission is to be a centre of excellence for education and training for the natural, built and recreational environment. In recognition of Moulton College’s pursuit of excellence, it was awarded a Grade 1 (outstanding) overall, in the most recent Ofsted inspection. Moulton offers a wide range of qualifications ranging from entry level to post-graduate in the areas such as animal management, agriculture, sport and equine management. Moulton College is keen to provide qualifications to meet the needs of employers and develop their provision in order to meet industry requirements. We hope that IAT delegates will visit our stand to discuss their educational needs and also to aid us in obtaining market research to help us develop courses to meet the changing demands of the animal industry. For more details on current courses offered and to discuss other opportunities that we could offer, please contact Mel Coleman. 82 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd  Sterilisation and disinfection equipment manufacturers MMM Medical Equipmen...
Trade Exhibition Contact us at: Moulton College, West Street, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7RR T: +44 (0) 1604 491131 ext 312 F: +44 (0) 1604 491127 E: mel.coleman@moulton.ac.uk www.moulton.ac.uk Noray Bioinformatics SLU Software for the management of animal experimentation NorayBio, registered to ISO 9001:2008, is the leading Spanish company in the implementation of software for the management of animal experimentation. AniBio standard licence, a product developed and registered by NorayBio, has been implemented in a wide range of universities, research centres, pharmaceutical companies and CROs. All 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  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 Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems At Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the finest systems and support available for engineering, project management, training, husbandry support and much more. As biologists and engineers, we understand the complexity of aquatic life and tailor our systems to meet the specific needs of individual species including Zebrafish and Xenopus frogs. Our Pentair Aquatic Habitats turnkey systems are secure, efficient and as fail-safe as possible. 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 a Pentair Aquatic Habitats system. MBK Installations Ltd, our exclusive UK distributor, has 15 years of experience installing systems in the aquatic research industry and can provide for all of your Pentair Aquatic Habitats needs including systems, installation, supplies and service. Trade Exhibition 83
Trade Exhibition Contact us at  Moulton College, West Street, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7RR T   44  0  1604 491131 ext 312 ...
Trade Exhibition Aquatic Habitats and Aquatic Eco-Systems are now proud members of the Pentair family. Pentair is an $8 billion global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of equipment, technology and engineered solutions for the handling and treatment of water. Pentair’s global reach and world-class resources will ensure that Aquatic Habitats remains at the forefront of aquatic research technology for years to come. Contact us at: Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, 2395 Apopka Blvd, Apopka, Florida 32703, USA T: +1 407 886 7575 F: +1 407 886 1223 E: Habitats@AquaticEco.com www.AquaticHabitats.com UK Distributor MBK Installations Ltd T: +44 (0) 1159 65 6699 F: +44 (0) 1159 65 6690 E: info@mbki.com www.mbki.com Plexx BV Plexx specialise in the supply, delivery and installation of high quality products. We work closely with our customers to identify their research needs and full training and aftercare service is offered at every stage. Our products include the following: l BMDS electronic animal identification - injectable transponders can be programmed  with unique identification codes and can read body temperature - additional data can be collected by connecting weighing scales and tumour measurement devices, facilitating accurate and timely data collection l standard conventional cages - available from stock and interchangeable with your  existing European cages - our range of caging is available as an open top, filter top or disposable system with a range of accessories to meet your needs l ventilated cages and racks - protect both your staff and your animals simultaneously  with our positive cage in a negative rack design l Hydropac™ watering system - an innovative way of delivering water to rodents using  pouches and drip-free single use valves, saving you time and energy on water bottle handling costs and more For the latest information on our product range contact us on +44 (0) 800 228 9460. 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 84 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Aquatic Habitats and Aquatic Eco-Systems are now proud members of the Pentair family. Pentair is an  8 bi...
Trade Exhibition PrimaTec Management Ltd (In association with Locus Technology Inc) PrimaTec is a specialist provider of equipment for health, safety and welfare combined with an extensive range of facilities management resources. PrimaTec represents Animal Care Systems OptiMICE, OptiRAT and OptiQuench product ranges, including a vast array of ancillary equipment for both mice and rats. For Congress 2013, PrimaTec will be exhibiting with Locus Technology Inc who are the developers and providers of LabTracks facility management software, which is the ‘world leader’ in its specialist field and whose products are providing benefits to facilities across the world, including many UK establishments. PrimaTec and Locus Technology look forward to welcoming you. Contact us at: PrimaTec Management Ltd, Unit 28, Glenmore Business Park, Salisbury SP2 7GL T: +44 (0) 1722 336633 E: enquiries@PrimaTec.co.uk www.PrimaTec.co.uk R&W Associates UK Ltd R&W will be showcasing the ARMIS management system. This accessible and innovative change station product uses tablet PCs to easily let technologists or researchers record all of their animal work without the need for paper or a keyboard. It does this by leveraging the power of RFID contactless technology. This latest addition to the ARMIS family of software additionally uses the internet to forge a direct link between the researcher and their animal colonies. The researcher is able to track, monitor and issue work requests such as genotyping, pairings and disposals in real time without the need to breach the animal unit bio-security barriers. The change station is equally at home in the aquarium as it is in the transgenic breeding room. Seamlessly integrating with the power of the core ARMIS product, change station maintains breeding, health, clinical sign and procedure records and is able to predict work flow such as pairing, weaning and breeder retirement schedules. Peripherals such as weighing scales can be attached to the change station and the researchers and unit management determine what it is that should be weighed and under what conditions. The change station takes on the parameters and automatically works with them leading the technologist intuitively through each transaction to get consistent results that are so important to a good research outcome. Each stakeholder involved with the animal unit has their own website to interact with ARMIS, researchers, unit managers, academic departments and the animal unit administrator. ARMIS is capable of running a one PC operation up to the largest multi-unit enterprise spread over several locations. It is highly scalable. For more information on how we can help your business, please visit our trade stand. The ARMIS Management System is a product of R&W Associates UK Ltd 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 Trade Exhibition 85
Trade Exhibition PrimaTec Management Ltd  In association with Locus Technology Inc   PrimaTec is a specialist provider of ...
Trade Exhibition Rees Scientific 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. 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 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 SAFE SAFE (Scientific Animal Food and Engineering) designs, formulates and produces diets and custom diets for the international research community. With more than 45 years of experience and partnerships with the foremost research institutes, SAFE is an undisputed international reference. 86 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Rees Scientific  Rees Scientific specialise in monitoring temperature in refrigeration, freezing and incu...
Trade Exhibition The SAFE site is unique. It is certified ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 9001, Codex alimentariusHACCP and GLP and GMP compliant. Entirely dedicated to the life sciences, it has a total product and packaging traceability system based on a baby food manufacturing process. SAFE receives daily support from a group world leader in nutrition and animal health and is strongly involved in research and development activities. We are at the heart of the research process Contact us at: SAFE, Route de Saint Bris, 89290 Augy, France T: +33 3 86 53 76 90 F: +33 3 86 53 35 96 E: info@safe.evls.net www.safe-diets.com Scanbur A/S 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 Special Diets Services 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 Trade Exhibition 87
Trade Exhibition The SAFE site is unique. It is certified ISO 14001  environment , ISO 9001, Codex alimentariusHACCP and G...
Trade Exhibition Ssniff Speciality Diets GmbH 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. 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 Steel Line Ltd 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. 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. 88 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Ssniff Speciality Diets GmbH  Ssniff is the leading supplier of laboratory animal diets in Germany, with ...
Trade Exhibition 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 STERIS Ltd STERIS Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of infection control products. Our technologies are effective against biological and chemical contamination and are critical to industries that require the highest levels of control to ensure the continuity of their operations. STERIS is uniquely positioned to address these concerns with a combination of capital equipment, consumables and services. For this year’s Congress, our focused technology is vaporised hydrogen peroxide (VHP®), developed by STERIS over 20 years ago! STERIS VHP® is a dry gaseous process used for the bio-decontamination of enclosures, rooms, HVAC systems etc.  It has EPA approval against a wide range of micro-organisms including bacterial spores and as the technology is a dry process, it has excellent compatibility with materials of construction. The gas can penetrate through HEPA filters, especially important where it is necessary to retain the integrity of high containment or aseptic areas. Since the only by-products are water vapour and oxygen, it is a residue free process. Our STERIS VHP® bio-decontamination service is available to address enclosure de-contaminations, microbial outbreaks or facility contamination, on an emergency or routine preventative basis. Contact us on www.sterislifesciences.com for more information on our products including STERIS VHP®. Contact us at: STERIS Ltd, Steris House, Jays Close, Viables, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 4AX T: +44 (0) 1256 840400 E: ukireland@steris.com www.sterislifesciences.com Surrey Diagnostics Ltd 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. Trade Exhibition 89
Trade Exhibition Contact us at  Steel Line Ltd, 415 Petre Street, Sheffield S4 8LL T   44  0  114 231 7330 F   44  0  114 ...
Trade Exhibition 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 Sychem Ltd 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 AC1300 - cage and bottle washer ‘slim line cabinet style’ l AC1200 - aquatic tank washer 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 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 l MITO PT - pass through bottle washer l de-capper - automatic cap remover and emptying station l re-capper - automatic filling and re-capping station l re-capper - semi automatic recapping station Fanuc robotics and Integration l full cage and bottle processing solutions l symphony - integration systems l UK based manufacturer support 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 vacuum system ‘clean and waste bedding’ l bulk bag discharger system ‘clean bedding’ 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’ 90 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Surrey Diagnostics are also the agent for a new UV technology that can be retro fitted into air ducts to ...
Trade Exhibition Laundry equipment l PW6055/65 - Miele ‘Little Giant’ laundry washers l PT7135/6 - Miele ‘Little Giant’ tumble dryers l twin hydro - laundry dosing system Chemicals - used in facilities for over 30 years l cage, bottle washing detergents l floor and surface detergents / sanitisers l change station alcohol sanitiser l janitorial products Site maintenance l  exible service agreements for variety of washers, sterilisers, IVCs, change stations fl and bedding systems l  mergency response - ‘no contract required’ - quick response throughout the UK e Contact us at: Sychem Ltd, Highcove House, Victory Close, Chandlers Ford, Highcove, Hampshire SO53 4BU T: +44 (0) 845 644 6824 E: info@sychem.co.uk www.sychem.co.uk SPONSORSHIP The Congress Committee with the IAT/LAVA 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 Gala Dinner Wine B&K Marshall First Time Presenter Award Harlan Laboratories UK Ltd Mugs Institute of Animal Technology Andrew Blake Tribute Award IPS Product Supplies Ltd Badges Lillico Biotechnology Best Poster Award R C Hartelust BV Pens Special Diets Services Torches Tecniplast UK Quiz Night VetTech Solutions Congress Bags Gala Dinner Wine Trade Exhibition 91
Trade Exhibition Laundry equipment l PW6055 65   - Miele    Little Giant    laundry washers l PT7135 6   - Miele    Little...
Trade Exhibition Tecniplast UK Ltd 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, 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 The Cube specialises in delivering high quality, cost effective design and support services to those who are involved in building new, or refurbishing existing research facilities incorporating in vivo or in vitro functions. Uniquely we also provide all the essential services required pre and post the design and build phase, which are crucial to the successful completion and operation of a finished project. Our portfolio of successfully completed projects includes prestigious clients such as universities, pharmaceutical companies and national research centres in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Ireland. We have a good track record of meeting barrier and containment requirements that enable a purpose designed facility to comply with the necessary critical standards. Our in vitro laboratory solutions can incorporate maximum flexibility and future proofing. We have completed projects achieving large savings in energy costs whilst maintaining or improving the quality of the environment. We deliver independent allergen and respiratory dust monitoring services to a large number of research facilities and have gained a strong reputation for the quality of feedback post report. Our very popular decontamination service can enable you to hand over facilities safely to contractors or prepare them for occupation. Our clinical cleaning and disinfection services are particularly useful in situations where barriers have broken or contagious health issues need remedial action. 92 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition Tecniplast UK Ltd  Over 60 years of perfect partnership for your laboratory animal equipment With a passi...
Trade Exhibition The Cube offers a wide range of services including independent monitoring of those environmental parameters required to comply with European Directive 2010/63/EU. 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 Transnetyx provides affordable, fast and accurate genotyping using its fully automated genotyping process that utilise 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 5 minutes)  l printable results reported via our secure website l real-time PCR processing with QC l 99.998% accuracy (based off of nearly 38 million reactions on more than 5 million  samples) 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 UNO Roestvaststaal BV 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 hand held 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, Trade Exhibition 93
Trade Exhibition The Cube offers a wide range of services including independent monitoring of those environmental paramete...
Trade Exhibition which allows you to introduce data like ID-number, weight and f.i. measured tumour 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 anaesthesia 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 manufacture of complete anaesthesia systems even for the smallest animals. We aim to not only supply the products but also make sure that once they have arrived at your facility, we will support the set up and use of the systems. 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: 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 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, 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: +353 87 0506766 E: rmooney@sterile.com Vet Tech Solutions Ltd Welcome to Vet-Tech Solutions (VTS) a company that prides itself in going that extra mile for its valued customers. We have a dedicated, professional in-house team to help you with design concepts, which can be bespoke or difficult to find solutions for. 94 Trade Exhibition
Trade Exhibition which allows you to introduce data like ID-number, weight and f.i. measured tumour growth into a data she...
Trade Exhibition Our team works with 3D CAD and provides all the necessary drawings in order for you to view prior to ordering. You will see exactly what your product will look like when manufactured. We offer a wide range of anaesthetic equipment from basic models to more advanced systems. They can be bespoke as needed; mobile or stationery; cylinder or for piped gases. We also offer an extensive range of euthanasing equipment. We are specialists in producing home cage euthanasing systems. All follow the rising concentration guidelines. Again, systems can be mobile or stationey; cylinder or piped gas, depending on your facilities. VTS manufacture the VetScav, a Health and Safety conscious weighing mechanism for waste gases used in conjunction with a portable active Scavenging Unit (ASU). These are some of the companies VTS represent: Optilia: offer a range of camera/microscope systems Dycem:  decontaminant flooring system that removes dirt and particles from foot a and wheel traffic entering your unit produce a range of containment products which includes air showers, Esco:  laminar flow hoods, and safety cabinets New product range of CO2 incubators now available Marstons: designed and manufactured down draught tables VTS are also the joint developer of the CurVet Rat Simulator Training Aid. As well as the above, Newgenn, surgery items, identification and instruments go to making up the VTS extensive range of products available. We look forward to seeing you at Congress 2013 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 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 range 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 95
Trade Exhibition Our team works with 3D CAD and provides all the necessary drawings in order for you to view prior to orde...
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