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 hepa-filtered isolators for quarantining mice and supplies, conducting gnotobiotic experiments, and generating breeding colonies of various genetic lines. The current census of the facility includes a variety of genetic variants on a C57BL/6 background as well as Balb/c and Swiss Webster lines.
We offer a variety of services, including derivation of conventional lines, and we routinely ship germ free mice to off-campus clients. We’re happy to set up contracts to conduct small-scale experiments, and offer flexible invoicing options. If you are interested in developing a project with germ free mice, feel free to contact Dr. Walk for consultation.