Rodent Breeding

Breeding colonies play a vital role in advancing scientific knowledge, preserving biodiversity, and supporting conservation efforts. Environmental stressors, changes in diet, and inbreeding can lead to genetic drift, directly affecting the immune systems and hindering therapeutic advancement.
IBT’s experienced breeders and monitored facility help limit this risk.


Readily Available Backgrounds: Animal Background Experience: Colony: Housing:
AG129 (IFN-α/β and IFN-γ receptor double-knockout mice) BALB/C, Various Transgenic Mice Strains Maintain up to 50 established monogamous breeding pairs Double filtered individually ventilated caging
Feed: Maintenance:
Irradiated 18% protein pellets, various based on strain and model Extensive environmental monitoring, routine genetic testing, once a week handling

Commonly Used Models

  • Dengue and Zika Virus
  • VSV-pseudovirus Filovirus
  • Chikungunya Virus
  • Picornavirus

AG129 Features

  • Males & Females
  • Males & Females
  • Males & Females
  • Neonates