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Oldest Ages Available in NIA Aged Rodent Colonies

This page was last updated on: June 8, 2018.

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 2016
F344
F
August 2016
BN
M
February 2016
BN
F
February 2016
F344BNF1
M
October 2015
F344BNF1
F
NONE - see notice on front page of handbook
BALB/c
M
June 2016
BALB/c
F
January 2016
C57BL/6
M
May 2016
C57BL/6
F
February 2016
CB6F1
M
December 2015
CB6F1
F
October 2015

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

Caloric-Restricted Mice
Strain Gender Oldest DOB Available*
C57BL/6 AL**
M
January 2017
C57BL/6 CR**
M
April 2016

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