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KOMP Repository (Knockout Mouse Project) KOMP Knock Out Knockout Mouse Mice
UC Davis MBP Vivarium

The UC Davis Mouse Biology Program Vivarium is a 7-room, conventional mouse facility. Entry is limited to animal care personnel only. Staff wear personal protective equipment, including dedicated uniforms and shoes, hair bonnets, masks and gloves. Mice are housed in ventilated caging systems and manipulated under laminar change stations. Mice are rederived into the facility by embryo transfer and subsequent breeding (Rooms 114, 110, 112), obtained from commercial vendors (Rooms 109, 111), imported from a variety of institutions with varying health statuses (Room 116), or thoroughly health screened and imported from institutions with clean health status for phenotyping services (Room 115). The importation room is physically separated from the main vivarium. Cross contamination is prevented by strict equipment and personnel traffic patterns, dedicated and separate personnel for importation and phenotyping housing, attention to room order and change of personal protective equipment. Dirty bedding sentinels are set up in each mouse room and are screened quarterly. Sentinels are obtained from the CD-1 breeding colony housed in the M3 barrier. In addition, each recipient undergoes a rodent health screen at the time of weaning. Health screening and report preparation takes about 2 weeks post weaning, and will be made available prior to shipment of the litter.

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The KOMP Repository is located at the University of California Davis and Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute. Question? Comments? For Mice, Cells, and germplasm please contact us at service@komp.org, US 1-888-KOMP-MICE or International +1-530-752-KOMP, or for vectors komporders@chori.org or +1-510-450-7917.