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VCMR Distribution

Cryopreserved mouse strains can be rederived at Vanderbilt or cryostocks can be shipped to other facilities for rederivation.  To request a mouse line, simply click on the “Request this mouse line” button, which will generate an email to the VCMR manager.

For non-Vanderbilt academic investigators, an MTA must be completed through MTAShare ( Requests from non-academic (commercial) entities are subject to review by the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC).

Please note that a FedEx or other courier account number is required for cryopreserved sperm and embryo shipment. The shipping container must be returned to VCMR within one week of receipt. Live animal shipment is managed by the Vanderbilt Division of Animal Care (DAC), which can provide health certificates upon request.

VCMR Shipment Form

Distribution Fee
Live Mouse $5,000.00 Non-Profit academic entities / $7,500.00 For-Profit entities At least two genotype-confirmed pups. Cryorecovered mice will be shipped within 2 to 3 months of payment. The number of animals recovered will vary. We guarantee at least two genotype-confirmed animals. Additional fees for shipment of a litter will apply.
Cryopreserved Sperm $500.00 Non-Profit / $800.00 For-Profit 2 straws This is a sufficient amount to recover at least one litter using VCMR-provided protocols.
Cryopreserved Embryos $500.00 Non-Profit / $800.00 For-Profit 2 straws Approximately 20-25 embryos per straw.
Shipment of Cryopreserved Samples $550.00 Non-Profit / $750.00 For-Profit Per shipment Estimated prices for shipments within the US. VCMR cryo-shipper must be returned within one week of receipt.