Alternative Design Solace Zone Heated IVC

Stable environmental conditions for our research animals is important for reliable and reproducible data. The Solace Zone is a special product from Alternative Design. It is engineered to provide a thermal neutral zone for your mice helping to alleviate cold stress and improve your research results.

Solace Zone is a heated IVC designed for use with the M.A.C.S.® ventilated caging system. It can hold 32 standard mouse cages. The air is cleaned via a HEPA filter in the unit and the unit is fully autoclavable except the blower. Finally, the unit has a battery backup for transport or power loss.

Whether used as temporary or permanent housing, or as a warm and comfortable environment post-surgery, Solace Zone is an excellent choice for elevating the quality of your animal research.


• Makes a thermal neutral zone within each individual cage
• Reduces cold stress in your rodent research models
• Produces a warm and comforting environment for post-surgery recovery
• Heated and HEPA filtered ventilated air
• Can function as either permanent or temporary housing depending on research needs
• Built from high quality 304 stainless steel
• Top shelf also functions as a work surface
• The mobile unit comes with 5” casters and 2 brakes
• Air handling unit perform 45, 60, or 80 air changes per hour (AC/H) to each cage
• Unit’s battery has two modes: transport mode and emergency mode with up to 24 hours of battery life
• Autoclavable except for the blower unit

Alternative Design offers a 5-year warranty on all stainless steel fabricated products the company makes. These products are warranted to be free from material and workmanship defects during this period.
The 5-year warranty includes:
• Individually Ventilated Caging (IVC) rack frames and fabricated components
• All other stainless steel fabricated caging systems
• Fabricated material handling, storage and processing equipment made of stainless steel