Charles River Research Models & Services: The University of Glasgow

Charles River has provided research models and associated services to The University of Glasgow's biomedical science research for more than 30 years. Our goal is to provide the utmost in terms of service and quality in everything we do, so that the research teams at Glasgow, including the Beatson Institute (part of Cancer Research UK), can be empowered to focus on what matters most – furthering the understanding of biomedical science for the development of modern medicines.

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We have gathered information about all of the relevant Charles River research models and associated services available to The University of Glasgow, along with pricing, special offers, resources, and contact details. We also provide expedited access to JAX™ Mice strains in Europe.

Charles River Offers Embryology Services & Contract Breeding of Genetically Engineered Mice and Rats

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Charles River provides a complete portfolio of embryology services including cryopreservation, rederivation, model creation and rapid colony expansion. We also deliver a full-service rodent colony management programme with facilities based in Scotland.

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Model Evaluation Programme

lab technician working with isolator cagesDo you wish to trial a model to test suitability before making a purchase? Explore our free animal model evaluation program.

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If you need a highly immunodeficient mouse model...

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Our NSG® and NRG mouse models are the most highly immunodeficient mice and the models of choice for cancer xenograft modelling, stem cell biology, humanised mice, and infectious disease research.

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Cancer Studies

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In the fast-paced field of oncology research, it can be tough to stay up to date on the latest advancements. NSG®, NSG-SGM3, and NRG mice are a proven hosts for engraftment of human tumours or establishment of human immunity following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Expedite your model selection by viewing our vast repository of xenograft data on the Athymic Nude, Fox Chase SCID and Fox Chase SCID Beige Mouse. Access our database of molecular and patient data for testing the efficacy of anti-cancer agents with our tumour model compendium (PDX, syngeneic, and cell lines).



Cardiovascular disease continues to be an ever-growing global health issue and remains the leading cause of death worldwide. While it is a preventable disease, developing new methods and technologies to investigate and fight this disease remains a top priority. ALZET® Osmotic Pumps offer specific advantages over repeated animal dosing by injection or oral gavage. In Cardiovascular Research, whether studying hypertension, restenosis, nitric oxide (NO) and NO synthase inhibitors, or the renin-angiotensin system, the use of ALZET osmotic pumps to deliver agents continuously provides a powerful tool for experimentation.

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Regulatory Training and Continuing Professional Development

Charles River Insourcing Solutions provides high-quality training and continuing professional development for veterinarians, scientists, lab technicians, and anyone else working in the field of animal research.

Courses for rodents, zebrafish, and other species include personal licence holder categories PIL A, B & C, and PPL Module for project licence applicants. CPD courses include NACWO, NTCO, law refresher course and more. Classroom and eLearning options are both available.

See our upcoming courses at a location near you. Or ask us about delivering a course at your facility.

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Charles River currently has two laboratory animal guidebooks available in digital format. These guidebooks are free to download and may be used by laboratory professionals to learn about best practices in infection surveillance of rodents and colony management of mice and rats.

Modern Strategies for Infection Surveillance

Mouse and Rat Colony Management 


Immunodeficient Mouse Models from Charles River Europe
Metabolic, Renal, and Cardiovascular Disease Animal Models from Charles River Europe
JAX™ Mice Coat Color Guide
JAX™ Mice Pup Appearance by Age
Divergence of C57BL/6 Laboratory Mouse Substrains
Common Rodent Health Conditions

Seminar Topics

Our Research Model Specialist team can provide educational seminars at no cost on a variety of topics including:
Genetic Drift – What It Is and How to Minimise Its Impact on Your Research
Key Differences among B6 Substrains and the Research Impact
The Basics of Mouse Nomenclature
Comparing Immunodeficient Mice for Cancer Research
Essential Tips for New Mouse Researchers
For further information and/or to book a seminar, contact [email protected].




Arrive Guidelines

ARRIVE guidelines (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) include clear guidance on research model nomenclature guidelines and other reporting criteria.


When can I expect delivery?

Delivery day for Glasgow is Tuesday.

How do I contact Charles River?

Please contact Charles River UK customer service directly:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +44(0)1843 824345

How can I get information about special offers on research model services?

Download catalog     Or contact [email protected].

Are health reports available?

Yes. View health reports for research animal models bred by Charles River in Europe and Asia.

Do you provide information on infectious agents?

Yes. Understanding the infectious agents that can contaminate your research animal facility allows you to develop a plan to manage or prevent an outbreak. View technical sheets for viruses, bacteria/fungi, and parasites prevalent in laboratory animals.

Does Charles River also offer biospecimens? (Blood products, tissues, and organs)

Yes we do. Learn more about our biospecimen offerings.