JAX® Sponsored Strain Distribution Service

Have your strain join the family of 'J' gold standard models.

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Key benefits

  • Eliminates the time and expense of distributing your mouse model to other investigators
  • Enables you to remove an idle colony from your vivarium
  • Fulfills the NIH directive to share model organisms
  • Expedites and reduces cost of strain submission process


  • Each strain is rederived, cryopreserved, genotyped, and assigned a stock number and proper nomenclature
  • A Strain Data Sheet is created that includes the following information:
    • major genotypic and phenotypic features
    • genotyping protocols
    • major research applications
    • relevant references
  • Strain information is published in the Mouse Genome Informatics database and the International Mouse Strain Resource
  • Strain's availability and potential applications are announced to the worldwide research community through JAX® Mice News and/or JAX® NOTES
  • Donating investigator may elect to receive two pair of rederived mice for the cost of shipping only


  • Phenotype and/or production of the strain should be published in a peer-reviewed journal
  • The strain must have practicable rates of viability and fertility
  • A functional allele-specific, PCR-based assay for the strain is required


  • $2,950 for strains that can be cryopreserved as sperm and recovered and distributed as heterozygotes/hemizygotes on the C57BL/6J, FVB/NJ, BALB/cJ, BALB/cByJ, DBA/1J, DBA/2J, C3H/HeJ, or NOD/ShiLtJ genetic backgrounds
  • Pricing varies for strains with other genetic backgrounds or that should be cryopreserved as homozygous embryos (e.g. inbred strains or strains with multiple mutations)

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