Our Transgenic Animal Facility
Applied StemCell understands that our customers require reliable, genetically defined, transgenic animal models with specific health status and reports. We are committed to the highest quality standards in animal care and health and we utilize a state of the art animal facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Our facility is designed, and expertly managed, for housing genetically modified mice and rats. All of our knock out, knock-in and transgenic animal models ship from this location. We are able to ship globally to any animal facility of your choice. Health monitoring records are available for review prior to shipping,
Housing, Accreditation and Staffing
Our animals are housed in a Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) facility with routine and comprehensive health monitoring. Please ask to see the list of pathogenic agents that we test for here. All animals are maintained in a combination of IVC and filtertop caging which are routinely cleaned, disinfected and sterilized. We house our animals in a facility with rigorous security and access to authorized personnel only. We use irradiated food, LabDiet 5015 for mice and LabDiet 5012 for rats, and we provide enrichment materials in every cage.
Our housing facility is under contract with LifeSource Biomedical Services, LLC at the NASA Ames Research Center. All work is under the independent oversight of the NASA ARC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as mandated by the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 and the following amendments (7 USC, 2131 – 2159). The environmental controls at NASA Ames conform to engineering standards set forth in the 8th Edition of the Guide for Care and Us of Laboratory Animals http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Guide-Care/12910
We are committed to animal welfare and to consistent, genetically correct and reliable research animal models. Our facility is accredited by AAALAC and the PHS and OLAW assurances of NASA Ames. AAALAC accreditation assures that all work conforms to US regulation and the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes, Council of Europe.
Our transgenic animal facility is staffed by quality professional technicians with extensive relevant industry experience and overseen by a laboratory animal veterinarian. The physical health of our animals is monitored every day. Any animal that appears injured or ill is referred to our veterinarian for treatment, untreatable animals are euthanized.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our transgenic animal facility, health monitoring or shipment procedures.
ISO 9001, ISO 13485
Applied StemCell, Inc., a global provider of gene editing and stem cell-based services, as well as, a leader in molecular and cellular reference standard products for clinical diagnostics markets, is proud to receive certifications for two International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Quality Management Systems (QMS) on October 20, 2017, the ISO9001:2015 and 13485:2016.
The ISO certification entails extensive documentation and creation of standard operating procedures (SOP) to ensures quality services and products, customer satisfaction, continued improvement in processes, quality and workflow, and conformity to customer and regulatory requirements. The certificate approves Applied StemCell, Inc., located in Milpitas, California (USA), providing gene-editing, stem cell, and reference standard products and services for life science research, preclinical, and clinical diagnostic global markets. In addition, we have also been awarded the ISO 13485 certification for consistently meeting customer and regulatory requirements for products and services related to medical devices, and specifically to our reference standard products.