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Insourcing: Vivarium Management Services

Bring our best-in-class services to your vivarium

Are you currently operating a rodent research vivarium but no longer want to manage the day-to-day minutia of operations, animal husbandry, and staffing? If this sounds like you, we can help. 

Mispro Insource vivarium management is a full-service on-site solution that staffs your rodent vivarium with certified animal care technicians and supports your laboratory animal science operation with the same oversight and compliance services we offer in our own vivarium facilities. Our comprehensive Insource solution includes:

  • Operations and staffing of your on-site vivarium facility
  • Veterinary oversight, animal husbandry, and facility maintenance
  • Compliance and regulatory implementation and oversight, including IACUC, AAALAC accreditation and OLAW/PHS Assurance

For organizations who may be sitting on an under-utilized, or vacant, vivarium, Mispro offers Insource Plus. Let us manage and lease your vivarium facility, which will generate revenue for your organization while you keep the vivarium space you need.

Contact us to start the conversation about Insourcing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mispro Insource a full-time employee (FTE) service?

Mispro Insource is a full-service solution for operating client-owned vivarium facilities and includes all of the following: Staffing and staff management, animal husbandry and veterinary oversight, regulatory and compliance oversight, and AAALAC accreditation.

Does Insourcing include equipment?

Clients provide their own core equipment in their vivarium facility. Mispro can provide disposable equipment such as disposable cages and water bottles. We can also help clients procure equipment to outfit a facility.

Do we still need a vivarium manager if we use Mispro’s Insource solution?

Yes, most Insource clients have a vivarium manager who acts as a liaison with Mispro and who in most cases is also managing the clients’ laboratory animal science program. If you do not have a vivarium or laboratory animal science manager, Mispro can still operate and manage your vivarium facility.

Can Mispro help with vivarium design?

Yes. Mispro offers expertise and consultation for vivarium design for rodent vivaria.

Does Mispro's Insourcing service cover organisms other than rodents?

Mispro primarily supports rodent research facilities but please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Is AAALAC accreditation included with Insourcing?

Yes, Mispro is an AAALAC-accredited organization and all of our managed facilities and services receive AAALAC accreditation.

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