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The Centre for Phenogenomics
The Centre for Phenogenomics

Animal Holding Services

As an academic or private sector user, you gain access to a comprehensive choice of services that currently includes:

Colony management

  • Custom mouse breeding, weaning, identification, colony expansion
  • Animal importation/exportation
  • Daily animal care (food, water, visual health assessment)
  • Diagnostics and health monitoring (collection of samples for PCR, serology, bacteriology, parasitology)
  • Tissue collection for genotyping
  • Euthanasia (CO2, cervical dislocation, decapitation, barbiturate overdose)

See more information on our health monitoring program

Technical services

  • Blood collection (tail vein, saphenous vein, facial vein, cardiac puncture, orbital sinus)
  • Urine collection
  • Tissue/organ collection
  • CSF collection
  • Vasectomy
  • Ovariectomy
  • General anaesthesia and analgesia administration

Preclinical services

  • Drug administration (oral gavage, IP, IV, SC, topical, retro-orbital, intracerebroventricular)
  • Pharmacokinetic (PK) sample collection
  • Clinical monitoring (body weight, body condition scoring, customized scoring for project)
  • Osmotic pump implantation
  • Medicated pellet implantation


  • Ectopic tumour xenograft models
  • Orthotopic tumour xenograft models
  • Patient-derived tumour xenograft models
  • Tumor monitoring (tumour measurements, body weights, body condition scoring)
  • Tumour resection/dissection

Technical support for client studies using disease models


  • Brain tumor (chemically-induced, genetically-engineered models, xenograft)
  • Retinoblastoma (genetically-engineered models, intraocular xenograft)
  • Mammary tumor models (genetically-engineered models, ectopic or orthotopic xenograft)


  • Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)


  • Obesity
  • Diabetes


  • Depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism, anorexia


  • Congenital muscle disease
  • Muscular dystrophy


  • Kawasaki disease
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