Wistar Han® outbred rat

Characteristics / Husbandry

  • Coat: Albino
  • Docile disposition
  • Litter average: 9.5
  • Longer survival - reduced costs, improved study outcomes
  • Smaller body size - less compound and cost
  • Lower spontaneous tumor incidence - reduced research variables, improved animal welfare
  • Global breeding and monitoring system - consistent research outcomes
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Derived at Biological Research Laboratories Limited (BRL), formerly RCC, now Harlan Laboratories Ltd., Füllinsdorf, Switzerland from original colony at Zentralinstitute für Versuchstierzucht, Hannover in 1989. Transferred to Harlan Sprague-Dawley, Inc. in 1993 (nomenclature HsdHan®:WIST). Harlan became Envigo in 2015.

In 2004 Envigo acquired RCC Ltd. and new breeding stock was transferred in 2008 (nomenclature RccHan®:WIST). Unlike competitive models, the RccHan®:WIST rat has been maintained from the original nucleus of 156 breeding pairs in Hannover, Germany.

Han® is a registered trademark of Envigo.

Order Code: 168

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[Data sheet] Historical control data for RccHan:WIST rats

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