Emory Gnotobiotic Animal Core
The Emory Gnotobiotic Animal Core (EGAC) is a cutting-edge core facility offers investigators the opportunity to experimentally manipulate the microbiomes of mice in a controlled environment to gain insight into important biological mechanisms.
The EGAC currently contains sixteen 3-foot-wide rigid isolators (Parkbio), each with the capacity to house 16 mice cages each. In addition, the facility has a Tecniplast ISOcageP Bioexclusion system.
These are airtight individual mouse cages with high positive pressure that are specifically designed for cage-scale germ-free, gnotobiotic, and bioexclusion studies.