Why Your Facility Needs an Empowered Software Champion

Enterprise software like Mosaic Vivariumplays a crucial role in keeping lab animal facilities running efficiently and in compliance with organizational and governmental regulations. Over the years, we have observed a few key factors distinguishing high-performing animal facilities from the rest. In this article, we’ll explore one of those factors: the presence of a software [...]

How to Use Mosaic Vivarium for Enhanced Animal Facility Management

Paper and pencil have long been the cornerstone of record keeping and operational processes for lab animal facility management. However, as technology advances, so does the need for more efficient, accurate, and compliant operations. In this article we’ll explore how to use Mosaic Vivarium's electronic records system to meet your facility’s project management needs. [...]

2024-03-08T11:00:45-08:00February 6th, 2024|Colony Management, Comparative Medicine, Genetics|

Mosaic Vivarium: A Unified Solution for Diverse Lab Animal Management

Zebra Finches. Zebrafish. Axolotls. Did you know that Mosaic Vivarium can be used to manage all three of these species and more? Read our latest article to learn how our software can help you manage large populations of various species.  Streamline your operations, enhance your compliance and more with Mosaic Vivarium. Managing a diverse [...]

2024-03-08T11:00:45-08:00December 5th, 2023|Colony Management, Comparative Medicine, Genetics|

Enhancing Animal Facility Efficiency with Mosaic Vivarium

In laboratory animal facilities, the intersection of multiple stakeholders—including researchers, facility managers, veterinarians, animal care staff, administrative staff, institutional officials, and ethics committees—is inevitable. Seamless collaboration and real-time accuracy of information are paramount in this intricate ecosystem. Here's a comparison of facility workflow with and without Mosaic Vivarium, Virtual Chemistry's flagship LAR software. Without [...]

2024-03-08T11:00:45-08:00October 3rd, 2023|Colony Management, Comparative Medicine, Genetics|

How Laboratory Animal Facilities are Like Factories and Why They Should be Managed That Way

Have you ever thought of a laboratory animal facility as a specialized type of factory? It may sound unusual, but the parallels are striking. In this article, we’ll explore the concept and highlight how our flagship software, Mosaic Vivarium, can help bridge the gap to help your lab maintain efficiency and achieve results. The [...]

2024-03-08T11:00:45-08:00September 5th, 2023|Colony Management, Comparative Medicine, Genetics|

Should I Build or Buy My LAR Management Software?

In comparative medicine, there has always been an imperative to track animals and compile data. First, this was done using pencil and paper. As technology developed and improved, researchers shifted to computers and spreadsheets. These approaches work, but they can also be tedious and error prone. Today, many enterprising universities and facilities have developed [...]

2024-03-08T11:00:46-08:00August 4th, 2023|Colony Management, Comparative Medicine, Genetics|

How to Use Real-Time Mosaic Vivarium Information To Make Cost-Saving Decisions

Facility managers and researchers alike have developed best practices in the use of laboratory animal resources. Some of those practices are aimed at minimizing the use of animals while others are aimed at minimizing the use of research funds. In this article, we’ll examine how real-time information can further improve time-tested cost-saving practices. Generating [...]

Does Your Laboratory Animal Facility Need Custom Software?

As a comparative medicine facility manager tasked with responsibly tracking and reporting on laboratory animals, you’ve probably wondered if commercial software can really be good enough to work well in such a specialized area. The short answer is, "Yes." The more nuanced answer is, "Yes, but you will need to look carefully at how [...]

2024-03-08T11:00:46-08:00April 10th, 2023|Colony Management, Comparative Medicine, Genetics|
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