Origin: The original group of Swiss mice that served as progenitors of this stock consisted of two male and seven female albino mice derived from a non-inbred stock in the laboratory of Dr. de Coulon, Centre Anticancereux Romand, Lausanne, Switzerland. These animals were imported into the United States by Dr. Clara Lynch of the Rockefeller Institute in 1926. The Hauschka Ha/ICR stock was initiated in 1948 at the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) in Philadelphia from “Swiss” mice of Rockefeller origin. To Dr. Edward Mirand of Roswell Park Memorial Institute where they were designated as HaM/ICR. To Charles River in 1959.
Breeding: Outbred. Read more about International Genetic Standarization IGS.
Coat color: White (albino); carries black agouti behind its albino gene
Ideal for: General multipurpose model, safety and efficacy testing, aging, pseudopregnancy, surgical model.
Strain code: 022
Bred in: Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
Health reports: Using strain nomenclature find the strain at links below
- animals health reports bred in Charles River Germany
- animals health reports bred in Charles River Italy
- animals health reports bred in Charles River UK
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