Germ-Free Mice for Microbiome Research and Drug Development

March 01, 2022

Speaker: Zhiying Li, PhD

Germ-free mice have become the gold standard for researchers focused on understanding the microbiome. Compared to conventional mice, germ-free mice are unique in that they are completely devoid of microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi etc.) and they are housed in a tightly controlled environment to prevent contamination. Germ-free mice have become essential animal models for microbiome research, but also for studies focused on drug discovery, microbiology, and biomedical research.

To accelerate the advancement of microbiome research and its important implications for human disease and drug discovery, GemPharmatech has pioneered innovative approaches to generate germ-free mice in-house. Our germ-free platform uses well-established germ-free strains and offers various preclinical services including but not limited to breeding, germ-free derivation, gut flora transplantation with human microbiota or defined microbial species, and custom germ-free model generation. In this webinar, our speakers will:

  • Introduce germ-free mice

  • Discuss applications of use

  • Describe GemPharmatech’s germ-free platform and services

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