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Oldest Ages Available in NIA Aged Rodent Colonies

This page was last updated on: July 26, 2019.

Notice: The NIA has long provided biological resources to the research community to facilitate research on the biology of aging. As of January 1, 2014, the NIA will no longer charge users for the biological resources, nor any related shipping fees due to a new interpretation of the regulations that govern contracting. Notice Regarding Pricing.

The information below is updated monthly, but NIA does not guarantee the information is accurate at all times. The oldest age available is dependent on demand from the research community, which is subject to change. Contact the order desk for more specific information on availability of specific strain/gender/ages. Special instructions such as "No Tumors" or "No Cataracts" may lower the age of the oldest available.

Note: Due to limited availability, we cannot age animals out past the available ages for individual requests.

Aging Colonies
Strain Gender Oldest DOB Available*
F344
M
March 2017
F344
F
November 2017
BN
M
December 2016
BN
F
October 2017
F344BNF1
M
June 2016
F344BNF1
F
NONE - see notice on front page of handbook
BALB/c
M
April 2018
BALB/c
F
March 2017
C57BL/6
M
December 2016
C57BL/6
F
February 2017
CB6F1
M
October 2017
CB6F1
F
December 2016

*Few at older ages, email the order desk for details

Caloric-Restricted Mice
Strain Gender Oldest DOB Available*
C57BL/6 AL**
M
June 2017
C57BL/6 CR**
M
September 2017

**CR = caloric restricted, AL = ad libitum fed