The Emory Gnotobiotic Animal Core (EGAC) is the newest member of the Emory Integrated Core Facilities. This 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 contains a number of 3’ foot wide rigid isolators (Parkbio), each with the capacity to house 12 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.
The Emory Gnotobiotic Animal Core (EGAC) is subsidized by the Emory University School of Medicine and is one of the Emory Integrated Core Facilities. Additional support is provided by the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR002378.