Strain Rescue Service

We can rescue your endangered mice. Our team has rescued over 100 mouse strains from extinction due to breeding cessation or to health issues.


If your mouse colonies have ceased reproducing or are threatened by health or other issues, we may be able to help.

Strain Rescue Service

Key benefits

  • Designed to rescue small colonies threatened by age, breeding cessation or poor health.
  • Success rate of over 80%.
  • Experienced JAX reproductive scientists use advanced techniques to rescue your strain. 
  • Recovered mice are at a specified and opportunistic pathogen-free (SOPF) status.


  • Sperm collection, sperm cryopreservation
  • Superovulation, oocyte collection
  • IVF
  • Embryo culture, embryo cryopreservation, embryo transfer
  • Ovary transplant
  • Hysterectomy derivation