IACUC Approval

All purchases of animals and services from InVivos must be accompanied by an IACUC-approved protocol number. We are unable to process orders without an IACUC-approved protocol number.


All prices shown in this list are before Goods and Services Tax (GST). Prices in this list are only valid for the period up to 31 March 2014. Prices shown in this list are valid for Public Funded Entities only.
InVivos is committed to maintain the prices shown throughout the period FY2012 and FY2013. However, in the event of local or international events that impact our business costs adversely, we reserve the right to amend prices accordingly. Should that unlikely event occur we shall provide customers with two weeks’ notice of the price changes.
InVivos expects the prices in the list to increase by approx. 15% per annum, on average, during the subsequent 2-year period April 2014 to March 2016. We plan to issue a published price list every year and at least 1 month in advance of the commencement of the new FY.


All rats and mice orders are packed in filtered, plastic shipping containers within their Barrier Unit of origin. The shipping containers are called Taconic Transit Cages™ (TTC™) and are designed to provide the optimal shipping environment for today’s sophisticated rats and mice. Your order will include a charge for the appropriate number of TTC™.

All rabbits and guinea pigs are packed in larger shipping containers appropriate for their species.

An additional charge will be added based on transport and delivery costs.

Animal Health Status

InVivos shall follow the health monitoring procedures and standards established by Taconic as their International Health Monitoring System™ (IHMS™) (see www.taconic.com)

Murine Pathogen Free™ (MPF™)

MPF™ rats and mice are monitored to verify that they do not harbor microorganisms that are known to be pathogenic under a variety of study conditions. MPF™ animals are free of Helicobacter sp. (H. bilis, H. hepaticus, H. rodentium, H. typhlonius, H. trogontum, H. muridarium*), Parvoviruses, Pasteurella pneumotropica and other pathogenic organisms. A description of the IHMS™ microbial monitoring procedures for MPF™ rodents may be found at www.taconic.com

Restricted Flora™ (RF™)

RF™ animals harbor a wide variety of commensal microorganisms in their flora but the animals and their environment are intensively monitored to detect the presence of specific opportunistic bacteria that can be pathogenic in immunocompromised rodents. The animals are maintained in Barrier Units utilizing IVC technology to protect the animals from opportunistic organisms. The quality control laboratory screens monthly for 5 additional organisms that are not accepted in the RF™ colonies: Beta haemolytic Streptococcus species, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Klebsiella oxytoca, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus. A description of the IHMS™ microbial monitoring procedures for the RF™ rodents may be found at www.taconic.com


The rabbits and guinea pigs are bred under barrier conditions in what used to be called the NUS CARE-2 facility.

Last updated on 19 December 2012