NexGen Mouse 500

Introducing the NexGen IVC system. Our goal in bringing the NexGen to market was to ensure it is the lightest, most cost-effective, easiest-to-use animal-friendly IVC system in the LAS industry.

  • 77.5 in² / 500 cm² for mouse housing
  • Smooth sliding, easy gliding cage docking / undocking
  • Low vibration spares animals and staff from discomfort
  • Observation made easier and faster
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Easy Cage Removal

Smooth and easy sliding in, and the same sliding out...less stress and vibration for your animals and less repetitive motion strain on your staff...those are the benefits of NexGen's innovative plastic runner system. So innovative that the NexGen is changing the way animal care staff perform their wellness need to fully remove cages from the rack.

Quiet Operation

There's so little you'll hear when using a NexGen that it's easier to describe what you won't: no loud hum, no swirling fan, no air noise as it gets sucked into the blower intake... just quiet. Energy efficient ECM motors along with design expertise applied by Allentown airflow experts ensures you'll barely even notice that the blowers are on.


Lighter, easier to use, easier to move and manipulate, validated by an independent ergonomist. NexGen provides reliable protection for your staff and your animals. Reengineered to be stronger yet lighter, the NexGen uses less stainless steel and a combination of high-quality plastic materials to make the rack easier to work with.

Standard Cage System with External Bottle Top
7.625 in x 7.110 in x 15.680 in
194 mm x 181 mm x 398 mm
Floor space: 77.5 in² | 500 cm²
Edge Cage System with Micro Barrier Top
7.625 in x 7.020 in x 15.638 in
193 mm x 178 mm x 397 mm
Floor space: 83 in² | 535 cm²


250 mL
.62 lbs | 281 g (filled)
Item # PC250BCL+SLC


External Bottle Top
Available with or without locks
7.625 in x 4.474 in x 15.638 in | 1.30 lbs
194 mm x 114 mm x 397 mm | 590 g
Item #: 228652-5
Micro Barrier Top
Available with or without locks
7.625 in x 2.150 in x 15.680 in | 1.20 lbs
194 mm x 55 mm x 398 mm | 544 g
Item #: 228655-5
Dual External Bottle Top
Available with or without locks
7.625 in x 4.474 in x 15.680 in | 1.45 lbs
194 mm x 114 mm x 398 mm | 658 g
Item #: 228843-2
External Hydropac® Top*
Available with or without locks
7.625 in x 4.984 in x 15.638 in | 1.35 lbs
194 mm x 127 mm x 397 mm | 612 g
Item #: 228682-1


3 in x 5 in Vertical
Item # VH35P9-8
(also available in 3 in x 4 in)
3 in x 5 in Horizontal
Item # HH35P9-8
(also available in 3 in x 4 in)


Wire Bar Lid
Food capacity: 426 g
7.000 in x 2.909 in x 14.750 in | 1.10 lbs
178 mm x 74 mm x 375 mm | 499 g
Item #: 412483
Half Pocket Wire Bar Lid
Food capacity: 599 g
6.986 in x 4.459 in x 8.750 in | .80 lbs
177 mm x 113 mm x 222 mm | 363 g
Item #: 314677
Dual PFT with Stainless Steel Grate
Food capacity: 848 g
7.026 in x 4.563 in x 8.664 in | .60 lbs
178 mm x 116 mm x 220 mm | 272 g
Item #: 225663-1
Single PFT with Stainless Steel Grate (Hydropac®*)
Food capacity: 426 g
7.026 in x 4.563 in x 8.664 in | .60 lbs
178 mm x 116 mm x 220 mm | 272 g
Item #: 225664-1


Cage Divider
6.260 in x 6.614 in x 14.490 in | .25 lbs
159 mm x 168 mm x 368 mm | 113 g
Item # 224520-1
Enrichment Loft
2.361 in x 3.078 in x 4.008 in | .10 lbs
60 mm x 78 mm x 102 mm | 45 g
Item # 315680
Safe Harbor Mouse Retreat™
2.520 in x 2.756 in x 4.488 in | .11 lbs
64 mm x 70 mm x 114 mm | 50 g
Item # BIO-K3583
Mouse Mezzanine™
6.299 in x 2.756 in x 6.693 in | .19 lbs
160 mm x 70 mm x 170 mm | 86 g


Standard Cage
7.620 in x 5.130 in x 15.010 in | 1.40 lbs
194 mm x 130 mm x 381 mm | 635 g
Item # 223581-4 (without automatic watering - shown above)
Item # 223581-2 (with automatic watering)
Edge Cage
7.620 in x 5.130 in x 15.010 in | 1.35 lbs
194 mm x 130 mm x 381 mm | 612 g
Item # 223580-4 (without automatic watering)
Item # 223580-2 (with automatic watering - shown above)

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.

Click here to learn about the chemical resistance of the medical-grade specialty polymers used in our caging.

*The feeder/watering device is approved by Hydropac/Lab Products, Inc. for use with Hydropac® branded valves and pouches.
NexGen T-99 cage top filters are not dry heat sterilization compatible. A dry heat compatible filter can be provided.
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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