Center for Microbiome Research

Center for Microbiome Research

Gnotobiotic Core Facility

The Gnotobiotic Core Facility (GCF) provides state-of-the-art husbandry for axenic (germ-free) and gnotobiotic rodent studies in a dedicated space within the MCW Biomedical Resource Center. The GCF maintains both axenic and gnotobiotic mouse colonies for use by MCW researchers, and assists with gnotobiotic experiments under strict axenic husbandry conditions. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in conducting studies using axenic or gnotobiotic rodent models.

Axenic Mouse Colony

  • C57BL/6J axenic mice
  • Breeding colony housed within HEPA-filtered isolators
  • Mice available for axenic or biohazard colonization studies

Gnotobiotic Mouse Colony

  • C57BL/6J mice colonized with defined microbiota (for example, altered Schaedler flora, ASF)

Experimental Mini-GF™ isolators

  • Prepacked and sterilized for axenic or gnotobiotic experiments
  • For use with Taconic axenic mice, or mice from MCW colony (for other sources please inquire)

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