Import Rederivation Options

Update: Temporary closure of ARC Quarantine/Imports facility

The ARC is currently unable to accept new requests for importations due to the following:

  • We are currently undertaking renovations to our quarantine facilities to meet new federal requirements, which are expected to be completed by late October 2022
  • We are progressing ARC transfer arrangements from the WA Government to the preferred independent provider and anticipate completion by the end of this year, at which point all operations will be handed over to the new entity

With this in mind, the decision has been made to suspend all imports until such time as the transfer is complete. We are available to answer queries and expect that imports will recommence in the new year (2023).

 

The following options all require post-arrival Quarantine clearance, if imported from an international supplier.

Option A: Import and send to client

Available for animals from facilities providing high-level SPF animals with adequate source colony health testing.

  • House animals in QAP (QT2) in an individual flexible film isolator
  • Confirm Quarantine / health clearance
  • Organise any additional health testing where requested
  • Animals sent on to client
Option B: Import, rederive animals and send on to client

  • House animals in QAP  (QT1)
  • Rederive using embryo transfer techniques
  • House rederived animals in a flexible film isolator
  • Health test sentinels for clearance
  • Send animals on to client
Option C: Import, rederive animals and maintain at ARC

  • As above in ‘Option B’, however animals are not sent to client.
  • House at ARC in our Custom Strains barrier area for on-going maintenance to provide client with animals as required

Option D: Import, Comprehensive health screening and maintain at ARC

Available only for animals from selected commercial facilities providing high-level SPF animals with adequate source colony health testing.

  • House animals in  QAP (QT2)
  • Comprehensive health screening undertaken to verify acceptable health status
  • House at ARC in our Custom Strains barrier area for on-going maintenance to provide client with animals as required
Option E: Import, cryopreserve embryos or sperm (mice only)

  • House animals in our  Quarantine Approved Premise (QT1)
  • Cryopreserve embryos or sperm