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(vī-var'ē-ŭm, -ă),
Quarters in which animals are housed, particularly animals used in medical research.
[L. vivarius, pertaining to living creatures]
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The interfacing of the HVAC system with "process equipment" that can vary widely in detail between or even within vivariums, such as racks of cages that must provide consistent temperature and ventilation conditions at very low flows to tens of thousands of housing units, or automated washing and sterilizing equipment;
The AIHA study on laboratory ventilation is believed to be the largest ever conducted on laboratory and vivarium IEQ conditions.
On the other hand, since few studies have been undertaken on this subject or on the cannibalism of pups, investigations may favor strategies to help select successful Wistar breeders in vivariums.
The damage to the vivariums was mainly glass being smashed," Steve said.
This article attempts to address this data gap with the results of a major research study that generated a significant amount of objective data on the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) conditions of labs and vivariums that are using a dynamic or demand-based control approach to lower air change rates.
The disaster of 9/11, and the subsequent push for better homeland security, have directly impacted this country's research facilities, including vivariums, Higher funding for bioterrorism research has created an expanded need for containment facilities to isolate high-risk agents and organisms.
Integrated physical implementation of project "Biodome", which includes the completion of final design and project management, material execution of equipment, material execution of museology, aquariology, vivariums, animal and plant collection and maintenance and customer service for the management set time period.
Based on over one year of operation, the reproductive rate for the animals in this vivarium is considerably higher than other vivariums on campus.
Within main topics, attendees will discuss diverse subjects as "Understanding the scientists' role in the lab design process," "Cradle-to-grave responsibilities for supplies and wastes," and "The benefits of interaction," in as well as to a host of tropics involving subjects as casework, fume hoods, and vivariums.