Nature’s LabAnimal journal has published an interesting collection of articles regarding experimental reproducibility in animal models. Unsurprisingly, confounding stressors like noise and vibration figure into the discussion. This is precisely Vibrasure's goal for design and monitoring in laboratory facilities: to minimize confounding variables, reduce the number of animals and time required to obtain good data, and improve animal welfare.
If you missed Byron's recent talk at the AALAS National Meeting in Phoenix, the presentation and audio recording are now online (paywall). If you don't want to pay for it, feel free to check out a few excerpts here: