Gnotobiotic Animal Core (GNAC)
at the University of Washington is now OPEN
The GNAC at the University of Washington is a newly developed resource managed by the Department of Comparative Medicine and located in the Health Sciences Center. The GNAC is open to investigators with research needs to maintain mice free of any microorganisms (germ-free), or with a known population of microorganisms (gnotobiotic).
Animal Availability: Swiss Webster and C57BL/6J germ-free mice ($100 per mouse).
- Isolator room (268 sq. ft.) – containing six 5-ft breeding isolators and two 3-ft rederivation isolators
- Anteroom (142 sq. ft.) – containing a biosafety cabinet
- Experimental room (263 sq. ft.) – containing 2 biosafety cabinets and a Tecniplast rack that provides hermetically sealed, positive pressure cages with individual HEPA filters for short term colonization experiments
- All rooms capable to perform BSL2 experiments