Research Model Updates: SAP® Rollout, Barrier Room Expansion and Changes to Breeding Locations

In April 2018, Charles River Europe plans to roll out a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system which utilises SAP® technology. As part of these changes there will be improvements made to our inventory management systems, which will enhance our internal management processes helping us provide the highest level of customer service. Further information on our new system will be provided in the coming months.

We’ve also increased the number of breeding areas for several of our mouse and rat strains at our breeding facilities in Europe. Please see the tables below for further information.

For questions, please contact your local Customer Service teams.

Charles River France

Model Existing Breeding Room/s Room/s Added First Shipment Date from New Room/s
OFA rat, Crl:OFA(SD), SPF B5 B23 March 2018
Wistar Han rat, Crl:WI(Han), SPF B24 B41 July 2018
OF1 mouse, Crl:OF1, SPF B41, B42 B23 November 2017
BALB/cByJ mouse, SPF B5 B24 September 2018
CBA/J mouse, SPF (JAX™ Mice)* - B42 May 2018
B6CBAF1/J mouse, SPF (JAX™ Mice)* - B42 March 2018
129 mouse, 129S2/SvPasCrl, SPF B24 until Q3 2018 B23 July 2018

Charles River Germany

Model Existing Breeding Room/s Room/s Added First Shipment Date from New Room/s
CD rat, Crl:CD(SD), SPF W06, W07, W08 W02 November 2017
SHR rat, SHR/NCrl, SPF - W02 March 2018
WKY rat, WKY/NCrl, SPF - W02 March 2018
C3H/HeOuJ mouse, SPF (JAX™ Mice) - W04 December 2017

Charles River Italy

Model Existing Breeding Room/s Room/s Added First Shipment Date from New Room/s
B6 Albino mouse, C57BL/6N-Tyrc-Brd/BrdCrCrl, SPF - Room 5 February 2018

* Also available through importation from the Jackson Laboratory via Charles River. Charles River is the official distributor of JAX™ Mice in Europe.