Recent Articles

September 28, 2016 3:37 pm
Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D.
When stress is widespread within a company, predictable consequences include a lowered morale in the workforce, which will lead to greater turnover, with employees seeking to insure their futures by looking for other jobs.
September 28, 2016 2:48 pm
Carrie L. Schultz, Ph.D. and Heidi Lammers
Today the animal feed industry is not only responsible for producing safe feed, but must also show, in a transparent manner, how it has planned for product safety.
September 28, 2016 3:02 pm
Joe Betts-Lacroix
While drug developers and CROs have adopted innovations in translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics, there remains an overlooked technology gap in preclinical in vivo research. Into the breach steps living informatics, a new area of biomedical informatics that brings the fruits of the home digital revolution to preclinical research labs.
September 28, 2016 3:32 pm
Teresa Woodger
One of the key objectives of the ATA is to increase our support of various educational programs.
September 28, 2016 1:07 pm
Randy Kray, AIA
I believe ultimately, flexible vivarium space is in the cards, but not necessarily in the way others may traditionally define flexibility.
September 28, 2016 1:39 pm
Helen Kelly and Vera Baumans
Scientists remind us that immunotherapy research is long overdue to replace animals with known, effective and proven in vitro and in silica studies, especially since it seems that a mouse immune system is different from ours. Still, do those advances suggest fewer animals will be used in research?
September 6, 2016 2:13 pm
Elizabeth Doughman
The R&D 100 Conference, to be held November 2-4 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, MD (Washington, DC), is the pinnacle for all things R&D, where today’s top innovators come together to meet, greet, learn, and inspire one another.
September 6, 2016 2:31 pm
Elizabeth Doughman
At the 2016 TurnKey Conference, held May 24-25 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C., a panel of experts discussed why going green is important, as well as simple ways to invest in sustainable design and operations in the animal facility.
September 6, 2016 2:51 pm
Jennifer Swedell, Antoinette Bunkley, and Jennifer Andrews
Intentional placement of vivaria, in basements, separate wings, or even separate buildings, away from other resources, is important for biosecurity, animal health and safety, and regulatory compliance. However, this can create a bottleneck for certain types of research where smaller cohort studies are used.
September 6, 2016 3:31 pm
Cheryl Pater, BS, RVT, RLATG, CMAR
Bloodborne pathogens are pathogenic organisms carried by the blood or other body fluids that cause illness or injury to the body.
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