Penn Gnotobiotic Mouse Facility
Core Description: The Penn Gnotobiotic Mouse Facility (PGMF) provides centralized germ-free and gnotobiotic mouse services. The PGMF maintains three common strains of germ-free mice that are available upon request, and provides re-derivation services for generating customized germ-free and gnotobiotic mouse strains. In addition, the PGMF offers the Penn research community access to isolators for utilizing germ-free and gnotobiotic mice during IACUC-approved experimental procedures. To further meet the needs of investigators, the PGMF provides technical support required for various experimental procedures.