NHMRC Australian Phenome Bank

Australian Phenomics Network


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Post author: Leanne Hawkey. Last update: 23/07/2014 at 11:18 am by Leanne Hawkey.


The Australian Phenome Bank (APB) has established, and maintains, a mouse strain archive. It offers Australian researchers a free of charge* mouse sperm and subsidised embryo* cryopreservation service.  The APB also provides and maintains a central database of genetically modified mice held in Australia either live or as cryopreserved material.
Cryopreservation is essential to prevent accidental loss of valuable mouse strains, saves space and costs by archiving unused strains, and assists with international transport. An online request service is now available. All strains are stored at the APB’s purpose-built facilities in Canberra and Melbourne, which provides a high level of security. Researchers may choose to keep their strains exclusive**, or share them with the scientific community after two years in storage.
The APB’s central database provides an online set of information that can be searched to determine the availability of mouse strains of interest to researchers’
work. This allows researchers to source strains quickly and avoids duplicating strains that already exist.
The APB is backed by the Australian Phenomics Network and is NCRIS, CRIS and EIF funded.
*  conditions apply
** small cost applies

Access by: Fee for Service



Know how:

  • Service: Mouse Sperm Cryopreservation

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Note that this material was imported form the Victorian Bioportal and content requires updating.


Dr. Stuart Read

Dr. Stuart Read

Phenome Bank Curator at ! Other, .

P: +61 2 6125 1324 | Email |

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NHMRC Australian Phenome Bank

Monash University. The Australian National University, Building 117 Garran Road, ACTON, ACT, Australia.

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Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Biological Science
Precinct: South east
Affiliations: Australian Phenomics Network (APN), Monash University

Biological Science categories: Animal models, Animal services, Bioresources, Mouse, Transgenic and Knock-out production

Tags: Cryopreservation