The Next Generation In Vivo Discovery Platform

Vium’s innovative discovery platform is revolutionizing in vivo research. The foundation of the platform is The Digital Vivarium®, a state-of-the-art vivarium designed and built by Vium from the ground up to incorporate the latest advances in high technology.  Subjects are housed within the Digital Vivarium in Vium’s Smart Housing, where intelligent sensors and HD cameras allow for continuous monitoring and real-time data acquisition.  The Digital Vivarium contains 1000's of digitally connected cages enabling discovery and efficacy studies to be run with non-invasive subject tracking.  A much more robust data set is collected in a non-intrusive way that reduces perturbation of subjects improving experimental reproducibility.  All study data is available in real-time and accessible via the online Research Suite.     

  • Perform high precision drug discovery and efficacy studies 
  • 24/7 Video capture of subjects
  • Automated data acquisition and reporting
  • Collection of both digital and conventional measurements
  • Unrivaled access to your study data at any time
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The Digital Vivarium

Revolutionizing in vivo experiments

  • Smart Housing with HD video cameras and digital sensors enable 24/7 data collection
  • Higher precision - longitudinal data collection across all experimental subjects
  • Higher accuracy - digital data collection reduces experimental variability 
  • Transparency - auditable experimental records
  • Optimal, low touch environment for animals reduces stress and has been both fully accredited by AAALAC and commended for excellent adherence to The Three Rs.

The Research Suite

Online access to your study data 

  • Design and set up sample experiments online
  • Monitor ongoing experiments at any time
  • Generate publication-ready charts and figures from your study 

The Vium Research Suite is our online portal for accessing studies run in the Digital Vivarium. You can set up and plan studies in our study designer and submit them directly to us or save them to review at a later time.

 

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Running a study with Vium is the closest thing to running a study run in your own facility.   The Research Suite provides the ability to view a live feed of your subjects on study as well as scroll through your study timeline to view video recordings and study observations from any time point.  

Design

Quickly launch a study using one of our fully validated models or design a custom study with support from our in vivo experts.

Run

Get immediate access to data, streaming 24/7 as soon as your study launches so you can make better decisions faster.

Analyze

Produce compelling visualizations designed by expert data scientists with the click of a button.

Metrics Available in the Research Suite

Digital metrics and conventional study metrics are made available from the start of your study from acclimatization of subjects through to the completion of your study.    Study metrics are stored in the Vium cloud and archived for up to 7 years post study.   Digital video for all subjects is stored for up to 30 days post video and may be retained longer under agreement depending on client needs.

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Physical and Behavioral Measurements

Examples of measurements tracked on the Vium platform:

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Motion

Subject motion is a key metric recorded on our platform.  Subject movement is a reliable surrogate for non-invasively monitoring disease onset, progression and treatment and is applicable across many research areas.   It forms the basis upon which many disease indications are monitored on our platform.  View our Activity Metric Factsheet to learn more.

Breathing Rate

Viums' platform is able to track individual subject breathing non-invasively in the home cage.  This enabling first-in-class physiological measurement is providing novel insights into drug discovery and efficacy testing.   To date animal disease models have generally not including breathing as a direct metric as it has not been feasible to continuously record subject breathing across an entire efficacy study.   View our Breathing Rate Factsheet to learn more. 

 

Cage-side Observations

In addition to tracking digital metrics the Vium platform also provides a report of all manually collected measurements, in-person observations and procedures that may be performed as part of a study. This level of study transparency and accessibility is unrivaled.  

 

Environmental Monitoring

Our platform continuously records key environmental parameters in the home cage to ensure study reliability.   These measurements are easily reviewed and can be used to check for potential sources of variability in study results.  

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Temperature

Humidity 

 

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Technology Enabling Better Animal Welfare

Vium's innovative Digital Vivarium is setting the new standard for animal welfare in in vivo studies through technology that greatly reduces human-animal interaction and provides a non-invasive, disturbance free environment for subjects. Our commitment to deploying less invasive technology, procedures, and endpoints not only allows for more accurate and repeatable study results, but also represents a leap forward in the humane care of animals.

 

Learn more about Vium technology

Contact us to schedule a no-obligation free demo of the Vium Research Suite