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Van Andel Research Institute - Vivarium and Transgenics Core

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Academic Core Facility

The mission of the Vivarium and Transgenics Core is to develop, provide, and support high quality mouse modeling services for VARI investigators, collaborators, and the greater research community. The VARI Vivarium is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a high containment barrier. All procedures are conducted according to the National Institutes of Health’s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. VARI is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International. The staff provides rederivation, surgery, dissection, necropsy, breeding, weaning, tail biopsies, sperm and embryo cryopreservation, animal data management, and health-status monitoring. Transgenic mouse models are produced on request for project-specific needs.

The Vivarium and Transgenics Core is led by Director Bryn Eagleson, who has extensive experience in lab animal science and transgenic technology. The core is committed to the highest of quality in animal standards and care as well as providing strong, dedicated support for the research community. The Vivarium’s staff understands how important providing excellent animal care is to producing quality research.

Please acknowledge VARI’s Vivarium and Transgenics Core in publications using the following wording or similar: We thank Van Andel Research Institute’s Vivarium and Transgenics Core for its contributions to this work.

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Van Andel Research Institute - Vivarium and Transgenics Core
333 Bostwick Avenue Northeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States

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