Laboratory Animal Facility
The facility occupies a standard laboratory containing specialized equipment, including a thermal cycler, gel and cellulose acetate electrophoresis apparatus, plate readers and an ultracentrifuge. This equipment is used for the biochemical, immunological and molecular biological testing required to monitor the genetic integrity of the rodents utilized in the various research programs at Fox Chase.
The primary services provided by the Laboratory Animal Health Facility include the following: health monitoring, maintenance of an SPF rodent colony, diagnostic services, teaching and training for investigators and their technicians, consultation with investigators, and technical services.
The Laboratory Animal Husbandry Facility provides all basic husbandry, as well as technical support services to the Fox Chase research community. The facility maintains centralized foundation breeding colonies, supported by the Core Grant, and production colonies of selected strains of mice for use by all Fox Chase investigators.