- Often used for the production of monoclonal antibodies, using hybridomas of BALB/c origin
- Larger than the BALB/cAnNTac and BALB/cJBom, it exhibits good breeding performance and has a long reproductive life-span
Origin: 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.
Availability: Live production of this model ceased on December 7, 2015. This model is now cryopreserved and available for cryorecovery.
- Strain Profile: Akp1b, Akp2a, Anpepb, Car2b, Es1b, Es2b, Es3a, Es5b, Es9a, H6pd1b, Gpi1a, Got2b, Hbbd, Idh1a, Ldr1a, Ldr2a, Mod1a, Mup1a, Pep3a, Pgm1a, Trfb
- Immunology: H2d
Coat Color Loci: Tyrp1b, Tyrc