The BALB/cABom inbred model was developed by the Chester Beatty Institute. The Cancer Research Institute in Aarhus, Denmark received stock from the Chester Beatty Institute in 1956. M&B A/S (now Taconic Europe) received stock at F35 + 15 in 1968. Fibiger Laboratory in Copenhagen (Fib) received stock at F50 + 9 in 1972. M&B A/S (now Taconic Europe) received stock at F95 from Fib in 1988. The Taconic foundation colony was at F95 + 31 in 2000.