Sperm Cryopreservation

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Online Ordering

You will need the following information to order
  • PI name, address and contact info
  • Account number
  • Genetic background
  • Gene, transgene or trait
  • Age of males
  • Number of males
  • Location of mice (building and room)

Success Rate of Sperm Cryopreservation

Frequently Asked Questions

Sperm cryopreservation
     We use the 2008
Ostermeirer et al "Jax protocol" for sperm cryopreservation. This procedure works for sperm from the common inbred strains. Sperm cryopreservation does not have the long track record of embryo cryopreservation, so the reliability is not as established.

     For some inbred strains with particularly poor superovulation--for example, BALB/c--reanimation may require that eggs from another strain be used for in vitro fertilization.

     The fertility of the specific males to be used for crypreservation must be documented.

In vitro fertilization for reanimation.