Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Laboratory Mouse Procedural Techniques Training DVD and Manual
WARF: P07411US

Inventors: John Bogdanske, Margaret Riley, Scott Hubbard-Van Stelle, Beth Schiffman

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking individuals interested in a training DVD that provides a resource for researchers and staff who perform laboratory procedural techniques on mice.
When using live vertebrate animals, principal investigators for any activity supported by a Public Health Service (PHS) agency, such as the FDA, NIH or CDC, must comply with the PHS policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Within an institution, federally-mandated oversight of animal use is provided by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs).

Among the federal requirements for animal use is that “… personnel shall be appropriately qualified and experienced for conducting procedures on living animals …” To meet this species-specific requirement, UW-Madison’s Research Animal Resources Center (RARC) provides mandatory training for animal researchers.
The Invention
Trainers at the RARC have developed a training DVD that can be used as a resource or refresher for procedural techniques on mice. This DVD, called “Laboratory Mouse – Procedural Techniques,” provides content similar to that of the in-person training course offered through the RARC.

Procedures and techniques demonstrated in the DVD include handling, restraint, oral gavage, identification and common bleeding and injection techniques. All procedures and techniques shown in the DVD are approved by the University of Wisconsin’s Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC).
Key Benefits
  • Provides supplemental training for researchers on animal protocols that are UW-approved and widely accepted
  • Provides a useful and expert educational tool for trainers and researchers at universities, research institutions and government facilities across the U.S.
Additional Information
For current licensing status, please contact Emily Bauer at [javascript protected email address] or 608-960-9842