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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
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.
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.
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.  Effective June 1, 2018, the process fee for all international orders will be $300.

New fees effective January 1, 2015

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 40-60 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
Sperm cryopreservation $425 $625
Embryo cryopreservation Contact for Quote
Sperm /embryo storage (strain per year) $306 $438
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 to pathogen-free status  via embryo transfer Contact for Quote
Cryopreservation of extra embryos $145 $214
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
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