MMRRC Product Policies

Resuscitated Litter, Frozen Sperm, Frozen Embryos

Resuscitated Litter Policy

The distribution fee covers the expense of resuscitating mice from the cryo-archive; you will receive the resulting litter. The litter will contain at minimum one mutant carrier; the actual number of animals and the gender and genotype ratios will vary. (Typically, multiple breeder pairs can be established from the recovered litter.) Prior to shipment, the MMRRC will provide information about the animals recovered. If you anticipate or find that you need to request specific genotypes, genders or quantities of mice in excess of what is likely from a resuscitated litter, you may discuss available options and pricing with the supplying MMRRC facility.

Sperm Policy

An aliquot is one straw or vial with sufficient sperm to recover at least one litter of mice, as per provided protocols, when performed at the MMRRC facility. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning the success of these procedures when performed outside the MMRRC facilities.

Embryo Policy

An aliquot contains a sufficient number of embryos or ovarian tissue (in one or more vials and based on the transfer success rate of the MMRRC facility) to transfer to at least two recipients. The MMRRC makes no guarantee concerning embryo or ovarian tissue transfer success experienced in the recipient investigator's laboratory. Neither gender nor genotype ratios are guaranteed.

All policies can also be found on the MMRRC website: http://www.mmrrc.org/catalog/fees.php