The Allied Trade Association (ATA) is an independent association of companies who sell products and services to the Laboratory Animal Research Companies and Facilities. These products and services are critical components necessary for quality animal research and encompass all aspects of research. These resources include the animals, caging, testing equipment, personal protection, animal environmental control, contract testing services and much more. For over 50 years, the ATA has supported the Laboratory Animal Community and in this issue we spotlight just a few of our members.

bioBUBBLE, Inc.
East Magnolia Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

BioBUBBLE provides creative solutions for environmental challenges in the research world.
• HEPA-filtered modular ULTRA-Clean and Containment enclosures for SPF animal models and infectious disease containment
• Airlocks, Air Showers, Bedding Disposal Units, Transport Carts, Benchtop Enclosures
• Facility planning, consulting and design services
• Assist with compliance of regulatory guidelines and AAALAC accreditation

SoBran, Inc.
4000 Blackburn Lane,
Suite 100
Burtonsville, MD 20866

For 15 years, SoBran BioScience has been providing in vivo services and lab animal management to 40 academic/government facilities throughout the USA. Its CRO facility at JHU provides pre-clinical in vivo services, e.g. animal husbandry, breeding, surgery, pathology, safety/tox, and FDA submission support. It is GLP, ISO 9001, ABSLII, and AAALAC accredited.

Allentown, Inc.
165 Route 526,
Allentown New Jersey 08501

Allentown has been developing and producing patented, innovative animal housing products for 45 years. We assist our clients through facility design and layout, installation, training and post-occupancy service. Our products include IVC Systems, Bio-Containment IVC Systems, Biological Work Stations, Animal Transport Units, Multi Species Housing, Automated Facility Integration Packages, Wi-Com Wireless IVC monitoring and RFID Animal census solutions and a wide variety of Air Flow Control Accessories.

Primate Products Inc. (PPI)
34200 Doctors Hammock Road
Immokalee, Florida, 34142

Products and services are utilized to improve the well-being of nonhuman primates throughout the global health care. Products/services include: NHP models, housing systems, restraint and handling equipment, environmental enrichment, colony management software, CDC quarantine, breeding and long term holding, training workshops, bioproducts, and NHP genetic testing.

Elm Hill Labs
7 Kidder Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824

Elm Hill Labs is a producer of virus antibody free guinea pigs exclusively in the US for the research community for over 50 years, and are known as the guinea pig specialist.

For more information on these and other fine companies that belong to the ATA please visit the ATA website at

Frank Lynch, ATA President, can be reached at