C57BL/6-Aged Mouse Details
C57BL/6 mice are the most used inbred strain in research. Our C57BL/6 mouse colonies are genetically identical within each strain, making them free of genetic differences that could impact research results. Inbred mouse strains exhibit a high degree of uniformity in their inherited characteristics, or phenotypes, which include appearance, behavior, and response to experimental treatments. Our aged animals are useful for studying various age-related diseases. At Charles River, cohorts of male and female mice are set aside at weaning, and will be housed together up until ~77 weeks of age. Mice are available for immediate studies, eliminating your need to wait for animals to naturally age.
How Well Does the C57BL/6NCrl Mouse Age?
Our interactive eBook includes detailed graphs and reference tables for body composition, chemistry, and hematology on both early and late adult C57BL/6NCrl mice to show how this model changes with age.
We use our International Genetic Standardization (IGS) program coupled with a pyramid mating system designed to maintain the highest levels of genetic uniformity in our C57BL/6 mice. The pyramid mating system ensures our C57BL/6 mice are genetically identical within each mouse strain. We also offer the C57BL/6 Mouse, C57BL/6-Germ-Free Mouse, and C57BL/6-Elite (SOPF) Mouse with a VAF/Elite® health profile.
Developed by C.C. Little in 1921, from a mating of Miss Abby Lathrop’s stock that also gave rise to strains C57BR and C57L. Strains 6 and 10 separated about 1937. To The Jackson Laboratory in 1948 from Hall. To NIH in 1951 from The Jackson Laboratory at F32. To Charles River in 1974 from NIH.
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Canadian pricing is the same as US.
*This pricing is subject to our General Terms & Conditions of Sale.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the C57BL/6-Aged Mouse Model
What is the oldest C57BL/6-Aged mouse you will have available for sale?
We currently have up to 16-month-old animals available for sale and will continue holding animals up to 18-months old. The initial stock was a year old in September 2020 and will be 18-months old in March 2021. If you're interested in receiving older animals, please let us know and we can hold them until they're at the required age for your research.
Do you have any other aged mice or rats available?
Currently, we are only offering C57BL/6-Aged mice. If you are interested in other aged rat or mouse models, please contact us about our Preconditioning Aging Services.
Where are the C57BL/6-Aged mice produced?
These mice are currently produced at our Hollister, CA facility.
How will the C57BL/6-Aged mice be shipped?
The mice will be shipped in divided crates with their cagemates.