The Laboratory Animal Facility provides specialized animal husbandry and support services to Fox Chase Cancer Center members in a state-of-the-art vivarium. We house, care for and maintain multiple small animal species. The aquatic facility maintains Xenopus laevis and a Zebrafish service line with capacity to hold 16,000 fish. Our staff provides consultation and oversight on appropriate techniques, strains and animal models to develop translational models of human disease.
Our program is fully accredited by AAALAC International, is in full compliance with USDA, and is OLAW-approved and assured.
The Irradiation Facility operates two irradiators sited at different locations that are optimal for their experimental usage.
Laboratory Animal Facilities
The Laboratory Animal Resource (LAR) program is responsible for the supply, use and husbandry of laboratory animals utilized by the various research programs at the Center. In addition, the program staff provide consultation and direction on appropriate techniques, strains or animal models to use in research protocols. The LAR has been in existence since 1948 and is organized into three interrelated facilities:
Transgenic Mouse Facility*
The Transgenic Mouse Facility provides Cancer Center members the ability to introduce, delete or modify endogenous genes to answer questions about gene function.
* CCSG facilities