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Australian Phenome Bank

Supported by Phenomics Australia, the Australian Phenome Bank (APB) is both a physical repository and a database of genetically modified mouse strains used in medical research in Australia. The APB operates as a national infrastructure partnership between The Australian National University (ANU) and Monash University (Monash) and provides essential banking and distribution of mouse strains in Australia and worldwide. The services of cryopreservation, storage, reanimation, distribution and importation are streamlined into packages to lower costs and protect research.

The APB was established and is still generously supported by the Australian Government, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It safeguards and maximises the value of the investment in creating mouse strains for medical research.




Centralised repositories are essential if the valuable mouse strains and models that have been developed are to be securely preserved and fully exploited.

Ensuring the ongoing availability of these mouse strains preserves the investment made in creating and characterising them and creates a global resource of enormous value.

 The APB acknowledges Australia's Traditional Owners and pays respect to the past and present Elders of the nation's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We honour and celebrate the spiritual, cultural and customary connections of Traditional Owners to the country and the biodiversity that forms part of that country.

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