Protect your valuable strains from unfortunate events. JAX Cryopreservation offers fast and reliable methods for archiving embryos and sperm so you can feel assured about the safety of your strains.
JAX offers sperm and embryo cryopreservation services using advanced technologies. We have successfully cryopreserved and recovered over 22,000 strains of diverse genetic backgrounds.
Cryopreservation of either sperm or embryos enables you to dramatically reduce costs associated with mouse colony maintenance, particularly of low use strains. Not only does it protect your valuable mouse strains against disease, breeding cessation and disasters, cryopreservation also protects your research by:
The cost to maintain a heterozygous colony that requires frequent genotyping ranges from a few thousand to over $10,000 per year. Even in a scenario with low per diem rates, the cumulative cost of maintaining a colony increases significantly faster than the cumulative cost of cryopreserving a strain, even if a couple recoveries need to be done.