NIA funded research programs using rodents to model aging processes and age-related diseases in humans require animals of defined genotype and controlled environmental and health status. Only with the meticulous, long-term control of genetic and environmental variables is it possible to maintain relevant animal models that may be used to study many of the biological and behavioral processes in aging. Therefore, a continuous supply of genetically defined, well characterized inbred and hybrid laboratory animals is essential for a program of research on aging. The purpose of this project is to develop, maintain and distribute a standing colony of aged F344 rats for use by investigators in studies of aging.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
N01AG40008-14-0-2
Application #
8602493
Study Section
Project Start
2004-07-01
Project End
2013-06-30
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$1,656,283
Indirect Cost
Name
Taconic Farms, Inc.
Department
Type
DUNS #
041722133
City
Germantown
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
12526