Cryopreservation Services

MAPS is pleased to offer a secure cryopreservation program to CMMT and BCCHR researchers currently maintaining mouse colonies within the CMMT Mouse Facility. Sperm cryopreservation offers an efficient, cost effective method of strain preservation and is currently the preferred technique utilized by our barrier facility users.

Preserving rare and unique transgenic strains, preventing phenotype loss and reducing genetic drift, as well as protection against breeding cessation are some reasons to cryopreserve your mouse strains. Cryopreservation is more cost effective than maintaining breeding colonies that are not currently involved in any studies, reduces the amount of technician time spent on colony management, and frees up valuable space within the animal facility. Cryopreservation also reduces the risk of losing your precious mouse strains to natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods, disease outbreaks or contamination within the facility, and other unpredictable situations.

Featured Past Cryo Project:

Hayden Lab Cryopreservation

Standard sperm cryopreservation projects include one year of liquid nitrogen storage inside the barrier facility and the cost of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to test the viability of the cryopreserved sperm. Strain recovery to live born pups requires an additional fee to cover cage per diems and the extra surgical procedures.  MAPS also offers strain rescue and IVF services. Please contact us at