As reported in the Ledger-Enquirer, Jackson Laboratory, an independent research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine is expanding into China. It will establish a quarantine facility in the country for the importation of mice. Jackson Laboratory Vice President Auro Nair stated that the effort would help researchers in China “generate impactful discoveries using mouse models of the highest quality and health standards in the world.”
Who is Jackson Laboratory? It is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution dedicated to contributing to a future of better health care based on the unique genetic makeup of each individual. With more than 2,100 employees in Bar Harbor, Maine; Sacramento, California; and at a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut; the Laboratory’s mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. The institution is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and has NIH centers of excellence in aging and systems genetics.
The laboratory is also the world’s source for more than 8,000 strains of genetically defined mice, is home of the Mouse Genome Informatics database and is an international hub for scientific courses, conferences, training and education