Rat Embryo Cryopreservation

Taconic's rat embryo cryopreservation services provide secure and permanent preservation of your valuable research models. Cryopreservation of your 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. Donor animals may be shipped directly to Taconic or selected from your contract breeding colony.

Rat 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
  • Embryos are generated via natural mating
  • 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 included for added security
  • Dual site cryostorage is available