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[Research models]

Enabling toxicology and carcinogenicity testing with the Wistar Han rat

The Wistar Hannover rat, also known as RccHan®:WIST and HsdHan®:WIST, is considered a strain of choice for toxicology and carcinogenicity studies, helping advance research for many multinational...

[Research models]

The Integral Role of Project Management in Contract Breeding Services

The integrity of research relies on high-quality breeding, but many researchers find it impractical to breed and maintain colonies in-house for a variety of reasons, including limited resources for...

[Rodent surgical models, Surgical models, Research services, Research models]

Creating a reliable heart failure model is not for the fainthearted

Heart failure is a major and escalating global public health problem with a prevalence of more than 5.8 million cases in the USA alone, and an additional 550,000 new diagnoses are made every year....

[Discovery, research-models-services, GEMS, Research services, Research models]

Considerations for creating a custom research model: Insight from a scientist

Genetically engineered models and research breakthroughs can have a vast impact on the development of life-changing treatments. Specifically, when compared to existing models, custom models can be...

[Animal welfare, Animal research, research-models-services, Research services, Research models]

Key considerations for non-human primate environmental enrichment

With animal welfare always a top priority at Envigo, enrichment is considered part of a continuous improvement process that takes into account latest training, approaches, and methods to ensure...

[Custom diets, Research models and diets, research-models-services, Research models]

Choosing the right adjusted fiber diet for your animal model study

Researchers are often interested in the effects of fiber in their laboratory animal diet. As an example, the recent focus on the brain-gut connection in neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s...

[Custom diets, Research models and diets, research-models-services, Research models]

Key considerations for using preconditioned animals for research

Research on human diseases requires specialist animal cohorts. Preconditioned animal models are therefore critical for drug discovery and development. Preconditioning can refer to several factors,...