We know how valuable your genetically engineered models are. To ensure the long-term viability of your colonies, it is critical to have a contingency plan for preserving, maintaining, or recovering them in the event of a natural disaster, facility contamination, or phenotype loss. At Charles River, we can help you proactively develop a program to help minimize the effect of a disaster through our extensive live animal and cryopreserved backup services.
The best way to ensure the safety of your colonies is to maintain an off-site colony reserve. Through the expertise of our GEMS group, Charles River offers both live and cryopreserved backup options.
Our breeding and aging services can provide on-demand isolator housing to hold a reserve colony. In the event that your in-house animals are lost or contaminated, the reserve colony can be immediately transferred back to your facility, allowing your research to continue with little or no interruption.
Our sperm and embryo cryopreservation options can offer cost-effective, long-term storage of your important genetically engineered lines. If you need to recover the sperm or embryos, we can return live offspring to you in as few as 12 weeks.
In considering such a program, we understand the need for and respect your confidentiality requirements. No matter which option you choose, the intellectual rights to your model remain firmly in your domain. With Charles River, regardless of the challenges you face, you can have confidence in a smooth recovery.
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