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Colony Management Core (CMC) — formerly Colony Management Services (CMS) — was founded in 2014 with a mission to support UNC faculty with their rodent breeding needs. Furthermore, we strive to improve weaning outcomes of harder to maintain strains, reduce animal stress and overproduction, and allow laboratory personnel to focus more on research related duties.

Our staff consists of experienced AALAS-credentialed research specialists and technicians, a PhD-level manager, advanced manager for operations support, and an attending veterinarian/researcher faculty advisor. The goal is to help design, initiate, maintain, expand, and/or reduce the breeding colony to suit the goals of a given research program. We specialize in transgenic rodent colony care and work closely with the researcher from the initial free consultation to delivery of the requested rodents. We support laboratory research by maintaining frequent communication on rodent needs and keeping thorough and timely records to ensure smooth research project progress. We are dedicated to meeting the expectations of the UNC community with integrity and exemplary service.

? Most of the content on the Rodent Breeding Colony Management Core website is restricted to members of the UNC community who have submitted an Application to Use Live Vertebrate Animals for review and approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

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