JAX™ Mice Strains Bred by Charles River

Through a cooperative agreement, Charles River serves as the exclusive, authorised, commercial distributor, and breeder of JAX™ Mice strains in the countries listed below:

Albania Austria Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia
Czech Republic Denmark Finland
France Germany Greece
Hungary Ireland Italy
Japan Korea Luxembourg
Macedonia Montenegro Netherlands
Norway Poland Portugal
Serbia Slovakia Slovenia
Spain Sweden Switzerland
Taiwan United Kingdom  

Only JAX™ Mice strains bred by Charles River in Europe and Japan are equivalent in genetic quality to those bred by The Jackson Laboratory. Charles River breeds JAX™ Mice in strict adherence to The Jackson Laboratory’s breeding protocols and genetic quality control guidelines. These protocols provide the following benefits:

  • Minimise naturally occurring genetic drift by systematically re-infusing breeding colonies with pedigreed mice from The Jackson Laboratory
  • Assure genetic quality through routine use of state-of-the-art genetic quality monitoring methods such as SNP analysis

Under these conditions, JAX™ Mice strains bred by Charles River are equivalent in genetic quality to those bred by The Jackson Laboratory and provide the genetic integrity and stable phenotypes needed to support research excellence.