University Animal Care

Compassion for Animals, Hope for People

Gnotobiotic & Germ-Free Services

University Animal Care has a gnotobiotic animal facility within the Keating/Bio5 vivarium that has the capacity to house, breed, and conduct research with germ-free and flora-defined mice. Currently germ-free inbred C57BL/6J and outbred Swiss Webster mice are available. We also offer germ-free rederivation of transgenic mice.

Gnotobiotic isolator        Gnotobiotic Isolator

If you are interested in these services or in discussing further capabilities please contact:

Karuna Patil, VMD, MS, DACLAM
Associate Veterinary Specialist
O: (UAHS) 520-626-9646
O: (Bio5) 520-626-3869
kpatil@email.arizona.edu