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 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.