Genetic background check

GVG Genetic Monitoring has developed a new method for highly accurate genotyping of mice, enabling them to be classified into strains and substrains, or - which is often the case - a mix of different strains. GVG technology is based on the use of specific STR (ShortTandem Repeat) markers well known from forensic genetics. In a nutshell, we have adapted the analysis of genetic fingerprinting for use with laboratory animals. Our goal is to set a new 'gold standard' in the genetic characterization of mouse lines, thus increasing the quality and reproducibility of animal experiments.