Biospecimens

Rodent biospecimens are used to gain a better understanding of a compound's pharmacokinetic properties. Charles River can provide blood products, tissues and organs collected from VAF/Plus® rats, mice, guinea pigs, hamsters or gerbils upon request. All biospecimens are collected in our biosecure surgery suite by experienced animal surgeons and processed in our surgical facilities by highly trained surgical technicians.

Each order is priced individually based on strain of research animal and the complexity of the procedure.

Blood Products

  • Whole blood
  • Serum
  • Plasma

Tissues and Organs

  • Heart (nonperfused)
  • Lungs
  • Liver (nonperfused)
  • Kidneys (nonperfused)
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Stomach
  • Uterus
  • Ovaries
  • Tail
  • Brain
  • Bone, skin or muscle tissue

For more information about biospecimens, please contact us at askcharlesriver@crl.com.

Our standard strain is a hybrid cross of B6D2F1 and B6C3F1, and these embryos can be used for:

  • Mouse embryo assay (MEA) testing for culture media, labware and medical devices
  • Practicing embryology procedures and techniques
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) training

In addition, we offer stock embryos from strains including:

  • C57BL/6NCrl
  • BALB/cAnNCrl
  • B6N-Tyrc/BrdCrCrl

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An Evaluation Order

This program allows you to determine the quality and compatibility of our biospecimens at no cost and no commitment.