ASC Facility

ASC Facility

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.