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Microbiota Characterization Now Offered
 July 07, 2014
The RRRC now offers a full line of NGS-related services including fecal DNA extraction, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and informatics analysis to researchers using rat models.  For more information, please see here or contact
Need a New Rat Model?
 March 21, 2017
Need a new rat model?  The RRRC in conjunction with the MU Animal Modeling Core (AMC) can assist with the generation of transgenic rats, create knock-out and knock-in rats using CRISPR/Cas9 technology and genetically manipulate rat embryonic stem cells to make chimeric animals.  Contact us to discuss your rat model needs and how we can help.
RRRC at American Society of Human Genetics
 October 16, 2017
Stop by Booth 949 (Research Resources in Metagenomics and Animal Models) in the Exhibitor Hall at ASHG 2017 in Orlando, FL on Oct 18-20 to discuss how we can help facilitate your research.  
Animal Characterization at Discovery Ridge
 November 06, 2017
Discover what our team is doing related to metagenomics and the animal resource centers at MU including the RRRC, the MU MMRRC, the NSRRC and the MU Animal Modeling Core and the MU Metagenomics Center.
Rat Genome and Model Resources
 November 10, 2017
Review of available rat resources.  Shimoyama, M, Smith, JR, Bryda, E, Kuramoto, T, Saba, L, Dwinell, M. (2017) Rat Genome and Model Resources. ILAR J 58 (1):42-58.
Fees for Service
The RRRC offers an array of services on a fee-for-service basis.  If you need a service that is not listed, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Services Offered Non-Profit/
Academic Fees
For Profit Fees
Sperm cryopreservation $425 $625
Embryo cryopreservation Contact for Quote
Sperm /embryo storage (strain per year) $306 $438
Resuscitation via  cryopreserved embryos Contact for Quote
Resuscitation via cryopreserved sperm by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
Resuscitation via cryopreserved sperm by ICSI with round of breeding
Rederivation to pathogen-free status  via embryo transfer Contact for Quote
Genotyping (per sample) $20 $30
Genotyping assay development $250 $500
Genotyping assay validation $119 $175
Microsatellite analysis (for speed congenics) Contact for Quote
Giemsa staining Contact for Quote
Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) Contact for Quote
Spectral Karyotyping (SKY) Contact for Quote
Live rat and tissues
Timed pregnant females $1,729 $3,903
Tissue/Organ sample collection $493 $668
Breeding and colony maintenance Contact for Quote
Consultation/Research Collaborations
For specialized needs related but not limited to colony management, husbandry, reproductive biology, gamete and embryo cryopreservation, genetics, and model characterization, including phenotyping, histopathology and behavioral testing. Contact to Discuss
Microbiota Characterization Contact for Quote