JAX® Strain Rescue Service

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

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Key benefits

  • Designed to rescue small colonies threatened by age, breeding cessation, or poor health
  • Experienced JAX Reproductive Scientists use advanced techniques to attempt to rescue your strain 
  • Recovered mice are at a specified and opportunistic pathogen free (SOPF) status
  • Our success rate is over 80%


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



Call us before it's too late.

JAX Reproductive Sciences has successfully rescued nearly 100 mouse strains from extinction.

Investigators and colony managers with endangered mice should contact us as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of the problems they are having as early intervention dramatically increases the likelihood of success.

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