Rat Strains

Wistar Rat

The Wistar rat is an outbred albino rat. The Wistar rat is currently one of the most popular rats used for laboratory research. It is characterized by its wide head, long ears and tail length that is always less than its body length.

Best Study Model for

  • Cardiotoxicity studies
  • Nephrotoxicity research
  • Neurotoxic studies
  • Aging model
  • Safety / efficacy pharmacological studies

Sprague-Dawley Rat

The Sprague Dawley rat is an outbred multipurpose breed of albino rat used extensively in medical research. Its main advantage is its calmness and ease of handling. These rats typically have increased tail to body length ratio compared with Wistar rats.

Best Study Model for

  • Toxicology studies
  • Safety and Efficacy studies
  • Contemporary toxicology research
  • Neurobiology research