Cage Cards for Cage Census
Cage cards are a critical component of any cage census system. With durable and cost-effective cage cards, we offer the best-in-class standard and custom cards for your facility.
Cage cards help research facilities identify animals and studies. Each one can have information printed on it such as animal type, animal age, study, principal investigator, species, strain, protocol number, and more. You can also print images, barcodes, or QR codes on each cage card.
To make these cage cards RFID enabled, an inlay can be placed on the back of each one. The main benefit of making cage cards RFID ready is the speed at which users will be able to collect data. All the user has to do is point a reader at the cages and they will be collecting all data in a matter of seconds. One thing to keep in mind is that RFID works best when it’s not in contact with metal. If you have metal cardholders there will be some challenges with RFID. However, RFID Pros can find other alternatives to make sure your RFID system works as best as possible.
Cage Card Options
There are many options when it comes to cage cards. RFID Pros can customize a solution based on your facility’s individual needs.
- Card material can be either paper or synthetic materials to suit the needs of a harsh laboratory environment.
- There are many color options available. We understand that sometimes color coding for different study or animal types might be most effective for your facility.
- Sizes can vary if need be. Generally, we recommend sticking with a 3×5 inch card which is extremely compatible with a range of 6in printers.
Vivarium Census System
Since cage cards are an essential part of a census system, they also play a large role in our VCS software.