EasyCage® MAX

High Density Mouse

The EasyCage is a disposable, recyclable, retrofittable caging option that works in conjunction with Allentown's NexGen Mouse IVCs now providing up to 20% more cage capacity in the same rack footprint.

  • 20% greater cage density within same rack footprint
  • Superior ergonomics
  • Flexibility - reusable or disposable high density on the same rack
  • Low vibration spares animals and staff from discomfort
What makes EasyCage better?

More Room. In the Same Room.

With the cost of floor space increasing with each passing year, every research facility in the Lab Animal Science industry understands the need to maximize cage density within their vivarium. Enter EasyCage MAX, the new Maximum Density IVC and Cage System from Allentown that increases cage density by 20% - using IVCs that are the same size and occupy the same footprint as our standard units. Available with automatic watering or with optional bottle, MAX IVCs accommodate both the the EasyCage MAX disposable cage system AND the NexGen MAX reusable cage system. One rack, two cage types, many, many more cages. Just what you’d expect from Allentown, your Global Solutions Provider.


One finger. That's all you need to dock an EasyCage. EasyCage is the smoothest, most ergonomic solution on the market today. How much more ergonomic? A recent independent ergonomic study proved EasyCage requires 96% less force to undock, and 80% less force to dock cages than a competitive system.

Two Cages, One Rack

Disposable is a viable solution for some facilities, but do you want to lock in forever? Knowing how things change over time, wouldn't it be great to have the flexibility to use disposable caging and reusable caging in the same rack? Welcome to EasyCage.

Peace of Mind

For over 50 years. That is how long Allentown has been providing innovative, long lasting animal housing solutions. Our solutions provide for the well being of the animal, care staff and researcher, and meet and exceed operational standards for facility operators. Micro to macro, Allentown is the partner that you can trust.

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The difference is in the details. Take a closer look.

Allentown solutions are not only crafted to perfection, they are also meticulously documented to provide users with all of the information needed to maximize their value. Take a closer look by reviewing the materials below.

Standard Cage System
7.562 in x 5.675 in x 16.333 in
192 mm x 144 mm x 415 mm
Floor space: 77.5 in² | 500 cm²


250 mL
.75 lbs | 340 g (filled)
Item # 231307-1
(Empty bottle option available
Item # 231307-4-R | .05 lbs | 23 g)


Hydropac®¹ / Bottle Lid
7.562 in x 1.895 in x 16.633 in | .25 lbs
192 mm x 48 mm x 422 mm | 113 g


Accommodates 3 in x 5 in | .05 lbs | 23 g
Item # 228539-V

WBL / Feeder

Half Pocket Wire Bar Lid
Food capacity: 454 g
6.895 in x 2.966 in x 9.397 in | .48 lbs
175 mm x 75 mm x 239 mm | 218 g
Item #: 414085
Plastic Feeder with Aluminum Grate
Food capacity: 454 g
6.946 in x 2.875 in x 3.249 in | .10 lbs
176 mm x 73 mm x 83 mm | 45 g
Item #: 316048-R
Feeder Cover Plate
5.875 in x .272 in x 3.310 in | .13 lbs
149 mm x 7 mm x 84 mm | 59 g
Item #: 230174
Aluminum Feeder
Food capacity: 454 g
6.925 in x 2.890 in x 3.183 in | .08 lbs
176 mm x 73 mm x 81 mm | 36 g
Item #: 230306-R


¼-in ALPHA-dri®, ¼-in Corn Cob, or ⅛-in Performance BioFresh™


7.563 in x 4.052 in x 16.324 in | .30 lbs
192 mm x 103 mm x 415 mm | 136 g
Item # 125908-R (without automatic watering - shown above)
Item # 126125-R (with automatic watering)
Item # 126146 (reusable grommet) is required for automatic watering

All component data shown above are accurate as of publication date, but are subject to change without notice. Please consult with your Technical Sales Consultant before ordering to ensure accuracy.

¹ The feeder/watering device is approved by Hydropac/Lab Products, Inc. for use with Hydropac® branded valves and pouches.
All dimensions shown are Width x Height x Depth.

Colony Health Monitoring


Allentown and Charles River Laboratories have partnered together to develop the Exhaust Air Dust collection methodology — or EAD®. Available in two configurations, neither system requires the use of soiled-bedding sentinel animals, but instead captures and samples aggregate exhaust air from IVCs using a patented collection media that attracts dust particles but doesn't load like a filter, or impact airflow.

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Sentinel™ EAD®: US Patent 10,575,495 B2, Canadian Patent 2,987,625. Sentinel2™: US Patent 11,510,391 B2, Canadian Patent No. 3,101,445. Sentinel is a trademark of Allentown, LLC. EAD is a registered trademark of Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Airflow Solutions

Industry leading airflow solutions.

The EcoFlo family of blowers are the most energy efficient, ergonomically friendly, and quietest blowers we've ever produced. Offered in a wide variety of solution friendly configurations - including rack mounted, wall mounted, ceiling mounted and free-standing tower - these blowers share the same efficiencies, ease of use, superior control, and dependability that are the hallmarks of all Allentown products.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How it Works

How does single-use caging work?

How does EasyCage work?


What is the EasyCage made of?

How many rodents can be housed in the EasyCage?

What is the suggested cage change interval for the EasyCage?

What is the optimal temperature for storing the EasyCage?

What is the average shelf life for caging supplies?

What type of filter does the EasyCage use?

What kind of bedding is used for the pre-bedded cage option?

Can you clean the EasyCage bottoms?

Can I transport the EasyCage from one facility to another?

How often can you ship me my caging?

In what quantities are the components sold and packaged?


Are there special electrical requirements for NexGen IVC racks?

If the facility experiences a power outage, what will happen to the rack when the power returns?

How long can we house rodents in NexGen IVC racks if there is a power outage?

How do I clean the NexGen IVC racks?

Can VHP be used to decontaminate NexGen IVC racks?

Should NexGen IVC racks be connected to the room exhaust system?


What is the suggested shelf life for pre-filled water bottles?

What is the appropriate temperature range when storing pre-filled water bottles?


Can I recycle the whole EasyCage?

Where can I recycle my used EasyCages?

Should I follow a specific process when recycling cages locally?

Does Allentown offer assistance when setting up a local recycling program?

If my local municipal program does not accept open neck containers, what is the next step?

How can I learn more about recycling services?