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Microbiota Characterization Now Offered
 July 07, 2014
The RRRC now offers a full line of NGS-related services including fecal DNA extraction, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and informatics analysis to researchers using rat models.  For more information, please see here or contact www.rrrc.us.
Need a New Rat Model?
 March 21, 2017
Need a new rat model?  The RRRC in conjunction with the MU Animal Modeling Core (AMC) can assist with the generation of transgenic rats, create knock-out and knock-in rats using CRISPR/Cas9 technology and genetically manipulate rat embryonic stem cells to make chimeric animals.  Contact us to discuss your rat model needs and how we can help.
RRRC at American Society of Human Genetics
 October 16, 2017
Stop by Booth 949 (Research Resources in Metagenomics and Animal Models) in the Exhibitor Hall at ASHG 2017 in Orlando, FL on Oct 18-20 to discuss how we can help facilitate your research.  
Animal Characterization at Discovery Ridge
 November 06, 2017
Discover what our team is doing related to metagenomics and the animal resource centers at MU including the RRRC, the MU MMRRC, the NSRRC and the MU Animal Modeling Core and the MU Metagenomics Center.
https://vimeo.com/239454305
Rat Genome and Model Resources
 November 10, 2017
Review of available rat resources.  Shimoyama, M, Smith, JR, Bryda, E, Kuramoto, T, Saba, L, Dwinell, M. (2017) Rat Genome and Model Resources. ILAR J 58 (1):42-58.
Precision Mouse Modeling: Translation to Human Disease Symposium
 August 12, 2019

NIDA Center for Genetic Studies of Drug Abuse in Outbred Rats (P50DA037844) is calling for applications for Pilot Studies in HS Outbred Rats Supporting Drug Abuse Research.
 August 22, 2019

Remembering Dr. Mary Shimoyama
 March 04, 2020

COVID-19-related Disruptions
 March 19, 2020

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are operating with reduced staffing and there may be delays in responding to emails and phone calls at this time.  In addition, because of institutional restrictions and uncertainty with courier services and transportation, the RRRC is currently shipping and receiving live animals on a case-by-case basis.  For new requests, please contact us to discuss your needs.  For ongoing orders, we will continue to communicate frequently to keep you apprised of the status of your order.  Thank you for understanding.

RRRC Fully Operational
 June 14, 2020
The RRRC is fully operational at this time and we are excited to be able to assist researchers with all their rat-related needs. 
Rats on the rise
 July 20, 2021
Rats on the rise.  Ellen P. Neff (Lab Animal, 2021). After a genetic revolution in the 80s, mice overtook rats as the laboratory animal of choice for many researchers. But in recent years, the gene editing capabilities that had lagged a little for the larger rodent have been coming up to par with their murine cousins. Is a return to rats on the way?
Pricing
RRRC Distribution Fees

RRRC distribution fees are intended to defray the costs associated with specialized rat breeding, genetic quality control, animal health monitoring, cryopreservation, customer service, technical information and support, and maintaining updated scientific information on all genetically-altered rats within the RRRC program.

Distribution fees are in U.S. dollars and are exclusive of shipping and container charges and additional charges for any special handling or services. There is a process fee of $300 for all international orders.


Fees

Material Non-Profit/Academic Fee For-Profit Fee Notes
Live Rats $250 $525 per animal 
Embryonic Stem (ES) cells $1,445 $2,125 per vial
Embryos $3,060 $4,500 20-30 embryos
Sperm $850 $1,250 per straw
Cryo-Resuscitation via embryos
$4,034 $5,933  per litter
Cryo-Resuscitation via sperm
$9,563 $14,063 per litter
Cryo-Resuscitation requiring an additional round of breeding
$10,420 $15,323 per litter
Genomic DNA
$34 $50 per ug
 


The RRRC also offers an array of services on a fee-for-service basis. Descriptions of these services are found under "Services". If you need a service that is not listed, please contact us to discuss your needs.  


RRRC Service Fees
Services Offered Non-Profit/
Academic Fees
For Profit Fees
Cryopreservation
Sperm cryopreservation $425 $625
Embryo cryopreservation Contact for Quote
Cryo-storage
Sperm /embryo storage (cane per year) $306 $438
Cryo-Resuscitation
Resuscitation via  cryopreserved embryos Contact for Quote
Resuscitation via cryopreserved sperm by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
Resuscitation via cryopreserved sperm by ICSI with round of breeding
Rederivation
Rederivation to pathogen-free status  via embryo transfer Contact for Quote
Cryopreservation of extra embryos $145 $214
Genotyping
Genotyping* (per sample)

Price for a standard single gene PCR assay. Contact for pricing for other types of assays.  

$20 $30
Genotyping assay development $250 $500
Genotyping assay validation $119 $175
Microsatellite analysis (for speed congenics) Contact for Quote
Cytogenetics
Giemsa staining Contact for Quote
Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) Contact for Quote
Spectral Karyotyping (SKY) Contact for Quote
Live rat and tissues
Timed pregnant females $1,729 $3,903
Tissue/Organ sample collection $493 $668
Breeding and colony maintenance Contact for Quote
Consultation/Research Collaborations
For specialized needs related but not limited to colony management, husbandry, reproductive biology, gamete and embryo cryopreservation, genetics, and model characterization, including phenotyping, histopathology and behavioral testing. Contact to Discuss
Microbiota Characterization Contact for Quote