OnSite Vivarium Husbandry & Facility Management

Focus on your research. We’ll manage your vivarium and animal husbandry needs.

Research quality and timelines shouldn’t suffer due to staff turnover, supply delays, or unexpected operational issues in your research labs. Explora’s customizable OnSite solutions allow you to access Ph.D.-backed animal care technicians, compliance support, and technical research services. Our OnSite solutions can easily meet your routine animal husbandry needs and beyond. With the help of our experience vivarium operations and animal care technicians, you can initiate preclinical in vivo studies in your own research facilities in as little as three weeks.

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OnSite compliance and animal husbandry services help researchers get vivaria operations up and running and fully compliant in as little as three weeks. Plus, Explora can source the necessary equipment and supplies up to 75% faster than self-placed orders.

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OnSite services are designed to expand or contract as operations evolve without worrying about balancing headcounts for animal husbandry technicians, veterinarians, IACUC support and more. We can even extends your research team with more technical research services and contract research services while minimizing your operating costs.

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Risk Mitigation

The Explora vivarium management team is commited to helping biotechs scale their research while mitigating business and research risks. OnSite research technicians help to keep your plans on track while minimizing staff turnover, supply delays, unpredictable expenses, and unexpected vivarium operational issues that can impact research quality and timelines.

Ph.D.-Backed Vivarium Management & Support

If you’re considering building your first facility and need a full solution, including vivarium design, project management, animal husbandry technicians, and equipment, our OnSite Vivarium-as-a-Service® solution can help.

Reduce Personnel Headaches

  • Explora's Ph.D.-backed animal husbandry, operations, and regulatory teams manage your vivarium end-to-end, ensuring business continuity 24/7/365 staffing with no downtime for sick days or vacation.
  • We help reduce worry over hiring and retention for both full and part-time staff in competitive markets. Unlike full or part-time staff, OnSite vivarium managers are only at your facilities when they need to be. OnSite clients typically see headcount reductions from 2–3 full-time employees to just one-half.

Preserve Colony Health

  • 24/7/365 state-of-the-art animal health monitoring and experienced animal care technicians and veterinarians 
  • Filtered, individually ventilated disposable caging systems
  • Daily health checks for your research animals (including weekends and holidays)

Eliminate Operational Delays and Budget Creep

  • Receive critical equipment and supplies to your research vivarium up to 75% faster than self-placed orders

Improve Your Regulatory Oversight

  • We offer end-to-end IACUC support or we can be a Coordinator member in your IACUC committee
  • Support to build effective vivarium safety policies and protocols
  • AAALAC accreditation consulting

Expand Research with Ease

  • Manage colony and study overflow, separate species and/or biosafety levels, and plan for contingencies, travel, and relocation with Explora's nationwide network of AAALAC-accredited OnDemand vivarium
  • Access to local quarantine facility
  • Access local, Ph.D.-backed contract research services that integrate seamlessly with your research programs

OnSite Vivarium-in-a-BoxTM

Don’t have a facility yet? Start with Explora’s Vivarium-in-a-Box® design and planning solution to ensure your new vivarium is built with the efficiency you need today and the growth capabilities you’ll want tomorrow. Our team’s expertise can save you time and money.

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We jump-started our preclinical research program by stepping right into pre-built, pre-staffed, regulatory-compliant vivarium space. We were able to start with Explora within two weeks. And when we need more space, they’ll be there for us.

Ivana Djuretic, co-founder at Asher Biotherapeutics, Explora BioLabs client

The high-quality, reproducible results that we will generate in Explora’s facilities should help us accelerate our timelines and get us to that next round of funding sooner. And when we need more space, they’ll be there for us.

Preclinical Research Lab

We jump-started our preclinical research program by stepping right into Explora's pre-built, pre-staffed, regulatory-compliant vivarium space.

Oncology Drug Developer

As a small biotech, we need a vivarium management solution that’s more than just a landlord. Explora BioLabs has been an extension of our team with its husbandry staff and scientific expertise.

Lead Researcher,
San Diego Biotech

Need OnSite and Contract Research Service? Go Hybrid.

Whether it’s a complete study or one-time assistance, Explora’s contract research services can supplement your OnSite studies to meet your research goals efficiently and on time. Explora provides full-solution and à la carte preclinical in vivo research services in a range of therapeutic areas. Services are performed locally within each of our hub markets.
Learn More

Download our OnSite booklet today, or contact us for more information.

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Get Started with OnSite Vivarium Husbandry & Facility Management

Trust the market leader in vivarium facilities and management to be a flexible extension of your team.
Frequently Asked Questions

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for the oversight of animal care and animal research that are performed in vivaria. The IACUC committee is also responsible for creating and maintaining programs for the humane care and use of animals in research. These animal use protocols (AUPs) are required to be reviewed by the committee once every three years.

Absolutely! With Explora’s OnDemand solutions, you can work with a team of professionals that are dedicated to supporting the needs of evolving biotechs. With OnDemand, you can start preclinical in vivo research in our vivarium locations in just two weeks. Or, if you’re ready to build a new vivarium of your own, we can start with vivarium design services followed by support programming.

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