Welcome to Heartland Vivarium

As a full-service CRO, Heartland Vivarium can design and perform complete studies, facilitate your own studies or simply house your animals. We offer customizable contract services for your rodent models that includes complete animal husbandry, an experienced care staff, technical services, and veterinary oversight. Our dedicated research animal facility is a time- and cost-effective option for new and established biomedical, biotechnology, and biopharmaceutical companies wishing to generate preclinical data. As an OLAW-assured facility, we also accommodate university and institutional (PHS-funded) studies. Our in-house Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) can complete the protocol approval process in 1-2 weeks. 

Why choose Heartland Vivarium?

Animal models are a crucial step for the generation of preclinical data. Whether you are just getting started with your animal research, are already using an animal model, or would like to outsource your experiments, Heartland Vivarium can help you move your research forward.

  • Custom contracts to fit your project needs
  • Time- and cost-effective preclinical data generation
  • Rapid IACUC approvals
  • Husbandry, veterinary, and managerial support
  • Innovive (IVC) caging system to maintain animal health

“It is quite challenging and expensive to perform in vivo studies for startups who do not have in-house capabilities. Thus it is usually achieved by contracting out the in vivo studies to external CROs. Heartland Vivarium is exactly what is needed to be able to perform our own animal studies without outsourcing to external entities. We have been using Heartland Vivarium for testing of our drugs in disease models. The vivarium is well equipped with a surgery room, a disposable caging system and on-site trained personnel for any assistance needed. It has been a great experience using the facilities offered by this vivarium and has helped us accelerate our drug development process.”

  • Dr. M, Heartland Vivarium client