|SERVICE DISRUPTION AT ZIRC|
Update October 6, 2014:
As a result of a quarantine room fire on May 31st, ZIRC services continue to be disrupted and we are unable to supply fish, cDNA and book resources at this time. The following services and resources are currently available:
The soot and ash damage to the ZIRC building was quite extensive, requiring several months for cleanup and demolition. We will soon be entering the reconstruction phase, which will take a few additional months. We currently estimate resuming book and fish distribution in mid-fall. We plan to ship existing fish orders first to ensure that our infrastructure is adequately re-established before taking new requests. Our ongoing health and breeding tests suggest that the main fish colony appears to be unharmed. The cryopreservation storage was unaffected by the incident. Please continue to monitor our website for updates.
We sincerely apologize for any disruption this situation may cause to your research. If you have an order pending at ZIRC, we will be in contact with you as soon as we are able to resume shipments. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Acknowledging Materials and Services
Please acknowledge the Zebrafish International Resource Center in all publications resulting from the materials and/or services we are providing to you. Thank you.