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.

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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