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Innovive Opens East Coast Corporate Office and Distribution Center in New Hampshire
July 10, 2013 | Boston, MA

Innovive Inc, the leader in disposable IVC rodent caging serving the biomedical research market, has opened a new corporate office and distribution center in Hudson, New Hampshire. The 20,000 square foot facility, previously occupied by ThermoFisher Scientific, is located in close proximity to the Greater Boston Area, one of the largest biomedical research centers in the world. The new site will serve as the company's East Coast office for customer service, sales, and supply chain logistics. It will also house the distribution and warehouse operation for the Eastern U.S. and all of Europe. The company's product development efforts will continue to be based in their West Coast headquarters in San Diego, CA, which will also retain customer service, sales, and distribution staff to serve the Western U.S. and Asian markets.

Innovive's COO, Jim Fallon, has relocated to New Hampshire to lead the new office. "Our strong, steady growth and expanding global customer footprint – especially during these uncertain times – are a testimony to our value proposition, our customer relationships and our dedicated staff," says Fallon. "All customers in the Greater Boston Area will benefit from the convenience of Innovive operating in the Eastern Time Zone, the security of local inventory in the new warehouse, and deliveries made by Innovive staff using the company's own fleet of trucks."

Innovive's Director of Customer Service Operations, Jessie Shea, has also relocated to the new location to provide dedicated support to East Coast customers. "We're excited to be focusing our efforts and resources on the Eastern region," says Dee Conger, CEO of Innovive Inc. "Our success has been built not only on bringing new technology to the industry, but also on the closeness of our customer relationships. The added ability for us to provide local, on-demand deliveries and services throughout the East Coast will help to solidify our presence in the region and allow us to better serve our substantial and rapidly growing client base."


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About Innovive: Innovive Inc was founded in 2004 with the goal of radically transforming the economics and convenience of working with laboratory animals. Using advanced design and manufacturing processes, Innovive creates reliable disposable rodent caging systems to provide research facilities with superior quality, performance, and cost savings. Our products are independently tested and validated to assure trouble-free operation, and our global manufacturing and distribution network provides advantageous pricing and rapid order fulfillment.

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Innovive Strengthens Nationwide Recycling Program with New Bay Area Recycling Facility
May 30, 2013 | San Diego, CA

Innovive Inc, the leader in disposable IVC rodent caging, is pleased to announce the opening of a new cage recycling and processing facility in Newark, California. This expansion will strengthen Innovive’s award-winning, nationwide recycling program by increasing its current recycling capacity to an additional two million cages annually. The new facility will provide customized direct pickup services to research facilities across the San Francisco Bay Area.

Over the next twelve months, Innovive will invest more than $500,000 in this new location for the installation of its proprietary separation and granulation equipment. Using this technology, Innovive is able to process dirty cages that are picked up from facilities so that customers do not have to dump or separate soiled bedding. The resulting PET flake is then cleaned and used by its vendor network to be repurposed in new products. This unique process is the industry’s only closed-loop recycling program.

“We are excited about the expansion of our recycling capabilities,” said COO Jim Fallon. “This new facility doubles our processing capacity and is a direct result of the continued growth of Innovive disposable caging and the demand for our recycling services. We are committed to providing sustainable services to our customers, allowing them to conveniently recycle and compost dirty caging while reducing their environmental impact.”

This new facility is part of Innovive's ongoing expansion plan, which will include the opening of a dedicated processing center in the northeast region in 2014.


About Innovive: Innovive Inc was founded in 2004 with the goal of radically transforming the economics and convenience of working with laboratory animals. Using advanced design and manufacturing processes, Innovive creates reliable disposable rodent caging systems to provide research facilities with superior quality, performance, and cost savings. Our products are independently tested and validated to assure trouble-free operation, and our global manufacturing and distribution network provides advantageous pricing and rapid order fulfillment.

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Innovive Named Winner of the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
December 29, 2011 | San Diego, CA

The California 2011 Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) recognized Innovive Inc for the company's commitment to recycling and waste reduction. WRAP, administered by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, honors California businesses and non-profit organizations for significant achievements in landfill waste diversion.

The program recognized Innovive's contribution to sustainable business development. In the course of implementing the Material Consumption and Waste Reduction Program, the company redesigned the manufacturing process at the San Diego manufacturing facility. This process optimization resulted in a 50% cutback of used materials and produced waste.

Innovive also pioneered a closed-loop recycling service program, assuming full responsibility for its product at every stage of the production cycle. Used disposable caging is collected directly from customer sites and returned to Innovive's San Diego recycling facility for composting and recycling. Since December 2010, 56,800 lbs of plastic have been diverted from landfills and 91,200 lbs of soiled bedding have been composted at the local municipal facility.

About Innovive: Innovive Inc was founded in 2004 with the goal of radically transforming the economics and convenience of working with laboratory animals. Using advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing processes, Innovive creates reliable disposable rodent caging systems to provide research facilities with superior quality, performance, and cost savings. Our products are independently tested and validated to assure trouble-free operation, and our global manufacturing and distribution network provides advantageous pricing and rapid order fulfillment.

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Innovive Receives 2011 Recycler of the Year Award by San Diego 19th Waste Reduction and Recycling Program
April 21, 2011 | San Diego, CA

Each year, the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department recognizes the waste reduction and diversion achievements of local businesses with its Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards Program. The awards recognize companies that have committed to reducing the amount of business-produced waste and ensuring that as much waste as possible is recycled or composted as an alternative to landfilling.

Innovive Inc, a San Diego based manufacturer of racking systems and single use plastics to the biomedical research community, is delighted to be recognized with this award for their commitment to waste reduction. Innovive tackled this responsibility on two fronts; first by reducing the amount of packaging waste entering their business, and second by assuming responsibility for their products, post-consumer. The former was achieved by implementing a material consumption and waste reduction program at their manufacturing facility in San Diego. In 2010 they diverted 50% of their in-house waste by using municipal recycling services along with private 3rd party recyclers for material not accepted in the municipal stream. They also implemented a product and packaging design review that will cut the amount of material used in production by an estimated 60% in 2011. Additionally, Innovive encompassed producer responsibility by setting up a program where used products are collected from customers and returned to San Diego for environmentally friendly composting and recycling.

In 2009 Innovive invested in a 10,000sq ft recycling plant featuring a proprietary high capacity plastics separation and granulation line and a dedicated fleet of recycling vehicles. Their recycling line separates plastics from compostable materials and then processes plastics back into clean PET 1 flake. The compostable material is aggregated and sent to the Miramar Greenery compost facility located at the Miramar Landfill. Innovive provides a pick-up service for customers in California including Universities and Biotech Companies. This program diverted over 35,000 pounds of plastic flake and 22,000 pounds of compostable bedding from the landfill at Miramar annually.

"We take great pride in this award" said Jim Fallon, President and COO of Innovive Inc. "It is exciting to be able to provide innovative solutions to our customers in the Bio-medical industry. Our customers are increasingly interested in dealing with vendors who provide creative, sustainable solutions for the full life cycle of a product. Our substantial investment in our own recycling infrastructure allows us to provide solution to customer's issues and allows us to extend our commitment to waste reduction."

About Innovive: Innovive Inc was founded in 2004 with the goal of radically transforming the economics and convenience of working with laboratory animals. Using advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing processes, Innovive creates reliable disposable rodent caging systems to provide research facilities with superior quality, performance, and cost savings. Our products are independently tested and validated to assure trouble-free operation, and our global manufacturing and distribution network provides advantageous pricing and rapid order fulfillment.

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Innovive Congratulates The Jackson Laboratory - Winner of The 2011 Turnkey Facility of the Year Award
April 15, 2011 | San Diego, CA

The 2011 Facility of the Year Award was bestowed on The Jackson Laboratory for their new Importation and Isolation facility, a three-story, 22,500-square-foot building, located on the Laboratory's Bar Harbor, Maine campus. The Facility of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the design/build of a new or renovated laboratory animal facility and is intended to showcase new ideas and accomplishments in facility design, construction and operation.

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), a nonprofit biomedical research institution, is also the world's leading distributor of mouse models of human diseases. The new Importation facility is a new construction containment facility for receiving, housing and processing "imported" mice of unknown health status that are delivered from other institutions around the world. The building includes a 5,000-pen-capacity vivarium for housing mice. Other facilities housed in the building are an in vitro fertilization lab for harvesting and processing eggs, sperm and embryos; a cryogenic storage facility with 20 large LN2 tank freezers; a cryopreservation sample processing laboratory; and a BSL2cell culture laboratory for importing cell lines.

The vivarium was designed specifically for Innovive Disposable Caging. The entire project was completed without a supporting cage wash or sterilizing operation. At capacity the facility will house 5,000 cages of mice in Innovive disposable caging that will reside in dual ventilated IVC racks. The design also included an innovative bio-safety cabinet design by The Baker Company of Sanford, Maine. The BSC provides an ergonomic cage change process using disposable caging.

The facility was designed by lead architect RMW Architecture of Sacramento, Calif., and WBRC of Bangor, Maine, for engineering services associated with mechanical, electrical and plumbing design, and Woodard and Curran for site permitting, site design and civil work.

About The Jackson Laboratory: Founded in 1929, The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, California. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human diseases, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community. The Jackson Laboratory's JAX(R) Mice & Services division supplies thousands of research mouse models and extensive research services to accelerate basic research and early stage drug discovery worldwide.

About Innovive: Innovive Inc was founded in 2004 with the goal of radically transforming the economics and convenience of working with laboratory animals. Using advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing processes, Innovive creates reliable disposable rodent caging systems to provide research facilities with superior quality, performance, and cost savings. Our products are independently tested and validated to assure trouble-free operation, and our global manufacturing and distribution network provides advantageous pricing and rapid order fulfillment.

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Introducing New AIA Continuing Education Credit Course - "Implementing Disposable Caging in New and Existing Facilities"
April 14, 2011 | San Diego, CA

Innovive Inc, the innovator and market leader in Disposable Rodent Caging, is proud to announce our American Institute of Architect's Continuing Education program. Our AIA Continuing Education Course qualifies for general education credits and will be of interest to all architects and lab planners that are engaged in animal laboratory facility projects in the US.

The course will provide an overview of designing for a disposable facility and will address the following:

  1. Strategies for the most efficient facility layout, with a focus on storage space, caging density, one-way materials flow and improved bio-security.
  2. An overview of health and safety considerations including immediate and long-term benefits that accrue from eliminating the washroom, as well as ergonomic reasons for using lighter weight disposable caging.
  3. A detailed computational model that compares the total lifetime cost of a traditional animal facility to one designed and operated with disposable cages.
  4. Environmental assessment of disposable caging, from manufacturing and customer use to disposal.

About Innovive: Innovive Inc was founded in 2004 with the goal of radically transforming the economics and convenience of working with laboratory animals. Using advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing processes, Innovive creates reliable disposable rodent caging systems to provide research facilities with superior quality, performance, and cost savings. Our products are independently tested and validated to assure trouble-free operation, and our global manufacturing and distribution network provides advantageous pricing and rapid order fulfillment.

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