Germ Free Mouse Facility

The Montana State University germ free mouse facility was established by Dr. Walk in 2012 and is housed in the Animal Resource Center on campus. The facility has six hepa-filtered isolators; two small isolators for quarantining mice and supplies, three small isolators for conducting gnotobiotic experiments, and one large breeding isolator to generate breeding colonies of various genetic lines of mice.

The current census of the facility includes a variety of genetic variants (IL-10koas3mtko, and human TLR4 knock-in) on a C57BL/6 background as well as Swiss Webster mice. We are equipped to derive lines as they are needed and we do supply mice for on-campus and off-campus users. If you are interested in developing a project with germ free mice, feel free to contact Dr. Walk for consultation.

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