Australian BioResources

About ABR

Introducing Australian BioResources (ABR) Pty Ltd.

// Australian BioResources
Introducing Australian BioResources (ABR) Pty Ltd, a cutting-edge facility owned and operated by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research on behalf of the Australian medical research community . ABR has a vital role in supporting this community by specializing in breeding and housing research mice.

ABR supports progress in modern medical research by breeding and housing a variety of genetically modified mice colonies (also known as ‘lines’) that are critical for progress in research across all health priority areas, including cancer, mental illness, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. We are also proud to offer a range of specialised services to further support our clients.

Mouse Lines

We are currently holding over 800 different mouse lines on behalf of the research community, as well as our range of Sale Strains.

Our dedicated staff undergo specialized training in breeding and caring for these mice, prioritizing their welfare above all else. All mice bred within our facility are Specific Pathogen Free (SPF), ensuring they are free from diseases that could compromise animal welfare and experimental outcomes.


ABR offers a wide range of support services to ensure researchers can manage mouse colonies efficiently, including:

  • Import/Export of live mice through our Approved Arrangement with Biosecurity Australia
  • Import/Export of frozen embryos or sperm through our Approved Arrangement with Biosecurity Australia
  • Rederivation of lines to Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) standards
  • CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing for customised mouse lines. (link to MEGA)
  • Cryopreservation and recovery of frozen lines (link to services – cryopreservation
  • Mouse Genotyping Service
  • Surgical mouse models

Clients can place service requests and track progress through the user-friendly Stuart Web platform

Introducing Stuart & Stuart Web - ABR's bespoke Animal Management System

At ABR we use an exceptional real-time Animal Management System that is called ‘Stuart’. Stuart was developed with a comprehensive approach in mind; handling mouse record-keeping and beyond. Stuart extends its capabilities to effectively manage various aspects of our facility including requesting mice for delivery to research institutes, handling delivery schedules, sample tracking, maintaining compliance records and streamlining billing processes

Our skilled animal technicians interact with Stuart by using virtual bench, minimising laborious data entry and recording all activity in real time. The Stuart Web platform provides researchers with unparalleled access to information about their breeding colonies, including genotypes from tissue collected at ABR and processed by the Garvan Molecular Genetics (GMG) Mouse Genotyping Service. We strive to provide researchers with a user-friendly interface that empowers them with comprehensive insights into their mouse colonies.

Partner Benefits

Research institutes and universities can become ABR partners and access a number of benefits including a 15% discount on all prices, by committing to minimum use of ABR over a 1-2 year period.

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