shared and private vivarium space available at SmartLabs' Cambridge-MIT location

Vivarium Space

21 Erie St.

SmartLabs is partnering with Charles River Labs to offer private and shared vivarium access

Researchers can access a top-quality vivarium space staffed by SmartLabs and Charles River Labs personnel, SmartLabs is responsible for all infrastructure and compliance, so you can focus on accelerating your research efforts.

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lease availability for vivarium at SmartLabs' Cambridge-MIT sq. location

Facility & Lease

With a six-month minimum agreement, you'll have access to:

  • Small animal vivarium
  • Private holding and procedure rooms
  • Shared holding room with access to a shared procedure room
  • Holding room capacity for up to 254 cages

Features & Services

  • 24/7 year-round access to animal holding and procedure rooms
  • Innovive irradiated IVC disposable caging
  • Vivarium supplies and preventative maintenance
  • Access to humane euthanasia equipment
  • High-speed broadband WiFi
  • Individual keycard badge access to vivarium space
  • Daily food, bedding, water, and general health checks
  • Animal enrichment
  • Cage changes every two weeks for mice and weekly for rats
  • Frequent, scheduled cleaning and sanitation
  • Vivarium orientation and training on safety and animal care and use policy
  • Access to technical experts provided by Charles River Labs
  • Technical study support available for an additional fee (e.g. dosing by standard routes of administrations, sample collection)
  • Specialized training available for an additional fee
veterinary and IACUC oversight teams available at SmartLabs' Cambridge-MIT vivarium


  • ​Charles River Labs animal care technicians (AALAS-certified)
  • Veterinary and IACUC oversight teams, providing regular program reviews
  • Study support technicians available with advanced scheduling

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