For over 40 years, the TAAM has offered axenisation of mouse lines by aseptic hysterectomy and (developing) embryo transfer.
Axenisation consists in obtaining animals which are free of any micro-organisms that are detectable by the laboratory’s diagnosis systems (axenic or Germ Free animals).
The axenic model allows the scientific community to work on micro-biota, an increasingly relevant topic in view of the recent discoveries on the importance of intestinal flora in so many, varied fields.
Guaranteeing axenia needs great scientific exactitude and a perfect command of the process which includes checks at every key step, as well as regular monitoring of the animals’ health status.
The service is ISO 9001 and NFX50-900 certified.
The TAAM offers a large, and constantly increasing, capacity in isolators, thus making it possible to provide the scientific community with experimental batches of axenic, inbred mice.
© TAAM / Gilles Kagan
Transport of axenic animals to their users has been optimised and diversified in order to conserve their health status and to meet the expectations of all researchers. (triple-packaging boxes, transport isolator, cylinders…).