Animal Availability

Examples of current services:
Specialized autoclavable diets
Gavage feeding and colonization
Oral/rectal swab colonization
Intraperitoneal and subcutaneous injections
Tissue, blood, and fecal collection
Shipment of animals in sterile transporters
Shipment of animals in germ-free shipping containers or sterilized cartons
Derivation of germ-free mouse strains via embryo transfer
Training in gnotobiotic techniques (4 day UNC on-site intensive course)
Long-term maintenance of germ-free mouse colonies
Colony management
Collection of tissue for genotyping by Transnetyx®

The mission of the NGRRC is to support academically-oriented research projects.  While we strive to fulfill all requests, we do not have the capacity to produce animals like a commercial vendor.  Below is a list of germ-free mouse lines recently available through our facility. Please understand that not all mouse strains may be immediately available and some have usage restrictions (indicated with *).  

Inbred wild-type:

129S6/SvEv 

C57BL/6

BALB/c

Knockouts and transgenics:

* Il10-/- 129S6/SvEv background  

Il10-/- C57BL/6 background

Il10-/- x Rag2-/- 129S6/SvEv background

Nod2-/- C57BL/6 background 

* Rag2-/- 129S6/SvEv background