Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation

Taconic's cryopreservation services for mice provide secure and permanent preservation of your valuable research models. Cryopreservation of your genetically modified mouse and rat line serves as a low-cost insurance for your colony, providing protection from genetic drift or a catastrophic loss. Cryopreservation can also be used to archive intermediate genotypes during intercross or backcross breeding or as an economical alternative for sharing your line with collaborators across the globe.

Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation

  • Donor animals for cryopreservation may be shipped directly to Taconic - health monitoring reports are not required
  • Donors from customers own colony, Taconic or other providers may be used to preserve background strain or desired genotypes
  • Sperm cryopreservation from a variety of strains, backgrounds and genotypes results in 15-20 straws
  • Embryo cryopreservation (best used for preserving background, complex genotypes and lines with multiple genetic modification) includes 250 embryos
  • Services include supporting in vitro quality control data pre and post cryopreservation
  • A trial recovery to live born is also available for added confidence
  • Dual site cryo storage is available