Research models and services

At the core of your research development are the careful selection, care, and management of research models. Choosing the most appropriate strain or model and ensuring reliable answers to your research questions can mean the difference between a drug approval and a lost opportunity. At Envigo, we are dedicated to helping you secure the potential of your products by providing you with the broadest range of standard research models, conditions that ensure animal welfare, scientific expertise, and customer service designed to support your research globally. From the diet and bedding for our animals to our ongoing investment in infrastructure and services, Envigo is committed to being your trusted and reliable research models and services provider.

Welcome to a world in which every research model is designed to enhance a life — a world in which animal welfare is of paramount importance and our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Working together with our customers, Envigo is contributing to a world in which human lives are improved and scientific knowledge is advanced on a daily basis.

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Available, acclimated and affordable to meet your research needs

Today’s more complex studies, as well as increases in development of biologics and personalized medicine, require more precise model selection for nonhuman primates (NHPs). To keep your research on track, you need to know you’re getting models that meet your specifications. Envigo is the world’s largest and most trusted source of NHPs. With an extensive supply of rhesus and cynomolgus models, along with more than 35 years of expertise breeding, importing and quarantining NHPs, Envigo is well positioned even in today’s constrained supply market.

The largest quarantine capacity in the US
We offer you more than 200 acres of secure quarantine, breeding and holding space. And with more than 70,000 square feet of indoor facilities, ours is the largest of its kind in the US. Our enrichment and socialization programs provide the foundation for NHPs that are better prepared to meet your needs.

Pre-shipment services and testing solutions
Our large inventory and comprehensive pre-shipment and testing solutions support a wide range of pre-testing specifications.

  • Documentation: We maintain detailed and accurate records on the health of each animal, including sexual maturity
  • Enrichment: Our training and socialization programs include cage-to-transfer box training, pole and collar training, social housing and environmental enrichment for NHPs better prepared to meet your needs
  • Screening exams: We offer a wide range of available pre-shipment screening exams, including ocular and pathogen, to meet your study specifications, enhance your study success rate and potentially reduce the number of models to meet your 3Rs goals

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Purpose-bred, socialized and acclimated for your studies

When it comes to effective study execution, you need the right models at the right time. Beyond timing and inventory requirements, it’s critical that your models are properly socialized and acclimated enabling rapid study start at your facility. Envigo models have exemplary biology and temperament and we offer a variety of industry leading services to help you advance your research.

Bring canines onto your study sooner
Our canine socialization program and acclimation services, developed under the guidance of a known canine behaviorist, reduce the time, labor and cost of bringing animals onto your study — helping you to deliver essential results quickly.

Pre-shipment services and testing
Envigo helps you leverage faster turnaround times and keeps your budget on track thanks to our AAALAC accredited facilities, proper exercise, socialization program and enrichment (e.g., play time with toys). Additional services offered include but are not limited to:

  • Dietary acclimation
  • Digital radiography
  • ECGs
  • Inhalation mask acclimation
  • Lateral recumbency training
  • Leash training
  • Modified vaccination protocols
  • Neutering
  • Serology and hematology
  • Sling training
  • Specialized deworming
  • Treadmill training

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Source your rabbit models with confidence — Where and when you need them

Successful study outcomes require the right purpose-bred models. Whether you’re conducting an ocular-related study or require a time-mated rabbit with high conception rates, you need a high quality model with consistent results. Envigo is the world’s leading provider of robust rabbit models that enable timely study starts – and our unmatched veterinary expertise and support will accelerate your study while maintaining your 3Rs goals.

Rely on our pre-shipment and testing solutions
Envigo offers a large inventory of closed-colony New Zealand White and smaller Dutch Belted strains to meet your testing specifications and timelines.

  • Time-mated: Envigo sets the industry standard in time-mated models with a greater than 90% conception rate. This helps facilitate consistent, high quality results for developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART) studies
  • Atropine esterase gene: For those times when atropine esterase could impact your study, Envigo rabbits can be screened to select individuals without the atropine esterase gene
  • Eye exams: A wide range of available pre-shipment eye screening exams including slit-lamp, indirect and tonometry, enable you to meet your ocular study specifications, enhance your study success rate and order fewer models to meet your 3Rs goals.
  • Custom screening: Our rabbit colonies can be pre-screened on a custom basis for the specific genetic and antibody titers, allowing you to select the precise candidates that meet your study criteria
  • Social housing: Proven compatible rabbit pairs are available on a custom order basis and can be shipped in social housing transport containers that preserve compatibility for arrival at your facility

We offer the following rabbits for your diverse study needs:

  • New Zealand White
  • Dutch Belted

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Envigo is on a new path as your dedicated research models and services provider. Support your research by ordering Envigo models with confidence from our AALAC accredited sites.

Our research rodent models are well known in the research community and have proven health status, leading genetic quality thanks to our Genetic Integrity Assurance Program and are delivered to our customers with the best service in the industry.

We offer you the experience, quality and consistency that is essential to your success. We also understand the importance of selecting the most appropriate research rodent model for your next study. Our comprehensive portfolio of research rodent models and services allows us to support a broad range of therapeutic areas and applications.

Research services

Our research services provide high-quality support services worldwide. We offer you the experience, quality, and consistency essential to your success.

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