Services & Rates

The following are the diem rates at the Center for Comparative Medicine and Surgery for the most common services. The rates apply at all of our facilities. Other services are available. Please inquire at 212-241-3008 (ext. 43008) if service is not on this list.

Animal Care    
Ferrets $ 7.99 daily per head
Ferrets (biohazard) $ 9.13 daily per head
Guinea Pigs $ 1.53 daily per head
Guinea Pigs (biohazard) $ 3.07 daily per head
Mice $ 0.80 daily per cage
Monkeys $ 12.60 daily per head
Pigs $ 22.41 daily per head
Rabbits $ 3.79 daily per head
Rats $ 0.88 daily per head
Rodent Importation    
Rodent $ 2,275  
Surgery Charges
(per hour)
Major Procedure $ 129.00  
Minor Procedure $ 91.00  
Observation (1st hour) $ 24.50  
(each additional hour)
$ 12.40  
Recovery Room

$ 37.00

Technician Time    
Husbandry Technician $ 16.00 per hour
Veterinary Technician $ 41.20 per hour

We consider sperm in-vitro-fertilization to re-derivation to be the preferred method of importing non-approved vendor mouse lines/strains onto campus. We offer this sperm service in partnership with the Mouse Generics Shared Resource Facility at a very competitive rate. We need two males (from 10 to 16 weeks and from 3 to 10 months of age) to carry out this procedure, which takes approximately 12 weeks (three weeks gestation, three weeks weaning). This timeframe includes breeding back to a single transgene zygosity and is comparable to that of our current whole animal quarantine program (12 weeks). The benefits of using the re-derivation route of importation are:

  1. Eliminates the need for lengthy importation paperwork
  2. Eliminates the risk of adventitious pathogens evading detection during quarantine
  3. Assures that imported animals meet institutional health criteria post importation
  4. Supports CCMS efforts to maintain a clean animal vivarium

If there are reasons that preclude the use of this re-derivation program, whole animal quarantine will be considered for importation (time alone is not a circumstance that would preclude the use of this program). Please note that the testing and length of surveillance is 12 weeks to allow for a thorough evaluation of the health status of the animals prior to release from quarantine.

In order to initiate the process of importing non-approved vendor source animals, please complete the our online Animal Shipping form.

In completing the form, please note the background information and genotype (zygosity) of the animals you are requesting for re-derivation consideration. When we receive your Animal Shipping form, we will send a letter of approval with shipping dates for the animals requested along with a Mouse Genetics Shared Resource Facility (MGSRF) In-Vitro Fertilization re-derivation requisition form. Please complete this form so we can proceed with importing the animals for re-derivation. The use of the whole animal quarantine is pending approval of the exporting institution’s health report for the requested animals.

We receive and accept re-derivation shipments according to the MGSRF processing scheduleThe schedule depends on appropriate weather conditions, as per World Courier policy (our preferred shipping courier). We accept shipments Tuesdays through Thursdays.

We conduct whole animal quarantine off-site at Charles River Laboratories (Wilmington, Massachusetts). Mice accepted into quarantine can be shipped directly to this site Mondays through Thursdays.

The CCMS shipping coordinator will provide the shipping address to exporting institute when our veterinarian provides approval of the whole animal quarantine.





Mouse Genetics SRF

Standard IVF re-derivation


Includes the fresh sperm IVF, as well as cryopreservation of sperm from a second male if two males are available to be shipped, and Health Testing

Shipping Courier

Rate contingent on shipping distance

CCMS shipping coordinator can be contacted for further details

Import/Export Fee




Acute Isolator Fee


All mice intended for re-derivation are housed in isolators for one week prior to ensure mice recovery from stress

Housing Fee



Technician Time


CCMS technician time in harvesting sperm





Standard whole animal quarantine


Covers isolator maintenance and diagnostic testing

Prevalence PRIA (fecal PCR)


Conducted on arrival as preliminary assessment of health status

Shipping Courier

Rate contingent on shipping distance

CCMS shipping coordinator can be contacted for further details



For transport of animals to campus pending quarantine release. One crate has capacity for two cages of animals (five mice per cage)

Import/Export Fee




*Additional test/additional treatment(s)/extended quarantine may be conducted if deemed necessary by the evaluating CCMS veterinarian

We charge all fees to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai principal investigator PI)only; we cannot request reimbursement from PI’s at other institutions. We do not bill other institutions.

Lines/strains that are available for purchase from a commercial source should not be considered for importation.