How To Order
Research Diets, Inc. has established a scientific Resource Center staffed with exceptional scientists with access to over 30,000 original OpenSource Diet® formulas. Contact us and start the conversation with one of our scientists. We believe that the value of our products is in the conversations we have with our scientist customers. So you won't find any impersonal online ordering page. Our conversations often begin with discussions of animal models being used, desired phenotype and dietary requirements. Next, our scientists will search the published literature to provide you with tools to make an informed decision on diet selection based on solid science. Only then will we recommend a diet formulation.
|Delivery||Standard Packaging||Special Packaging||Storage/ Expiration|
|In-Stock Diets||Ships in 2-3 days if ordered by 2PM||Heat Seal w/Nitrogen
2.5 kg. bags in 12.5 kg. boxes. Smaller quantities available on request.
|Vacuum Seal w/Nitrogen Flush||Low Fat- Room temp. High Fat- Frozen.
6 mo. Expiration
|Custom Diets||Ships in 5-7 days||2.5 kg, 5 kg, 12.5 kg. Smaller quantities available on request.||Heat Seal w/Nitrogen, Vacuum Seal w/Nitrogen Flush||Low Fat- Room temp. High Fat- Frozen.
6 mo. Expiration
Almost all of our diets can be gamma- irradiated for use in barrier facilities. Irradiated diets are “double-bagged” inside our standard double-walled corrugated carton. Some of our stock diets are available irradiated (10-20 kGy) at standard prices. Other diets are irradiated per order at an additional cost depending on quantity and lead-time. Diets are sent weekly for irradiation to respond quickly to your requests.
Historically our diets have been packaged in large plastic bags, or double-bagged if irradiated. The diets typically comes in 2.5, 5, or 12.5 kg aliquots depending upon the order size. We do offer a variety of smaller sized bag options, which would allow for smaller amounts of diet to be stored in isolators where space is limited. It also allows for surplus diet to be stored in appropriate conditions (-20C for high-fat diets, for example) and prevents all of the diet from becoming contaminated if a seal is accidentally broken. Heat sealed and vacuum packaging are also available, though we recommend heat sealed bags over vacuum packaging, as the irradiation process can cause the vacuum seal to break. Moreover, the vacuum process can also crush soft pellets (high-fat) and allow low-fat diets with defined edges to pierce the bag during the vacuum process.
Specify “irradiation” on your purchase order by adding the letter "i" to the diet number. For example D12492i. There is an additional charge for gamma irradiation. Please inquire.
- Causes minimal nutritional damage to the formulated diet
- Does not affect the palatability of the animal diet
Research Diets, Inc. sells OpenSource Diets direct to customers worldwide in more than 60 countries. To buy direct from our factory contact firstname.lastname@example.org . In our effort to provide local service in some areas we have certified distributors representing our interests. If you would prefer to work with a local company see the list below.
- South Korea
- Middle East
- North & South America
EP Trading Co., Ltd.
Kagurazaka PLAZA Bldg. B1, 4-8 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0825, JAPAN
Tlf: +45 5686 5625
BioPike (Hong Kong)
Unit 04, 7/F, Bright Way Tower
No. 33 Mong Kok Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel (Hong Kong): +852-29529513
Fax: (852)2638 2600
Email (Hong Kong): BIOPIKE@gmail.com
Hong Sheng Instruments Co.Ltd.
4F, No.31, Lane 280, Sec.2 HuanHe S. Rd.
Taipei Taiwan ROC
Vincent Chi, Sales Director
Taiwa Instrument Co. Ltd
7F., No.43, Lane 3, Sec. 1
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Biochiefdom International Co., Ltd.
12F.-1, No.89, Sec. 1, Beixin Rd., Xindian Dist.,
New Taipei City, 23147, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 2916 1188
8615 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (407) 479-8880
Fundep (Fundação de Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa)
Tatiana Borges Vigato
Fernando Grob V
Movil: 8 - 889 2928
Tomas Moro 869 C43. Las Condes
Nutrimix de México S.A. de C.V.
Nirvana Altamirano García.
Tel: +52 (55) 5653 6463 / 6468/ 6485
Fax: +52 (55) 5489 4882
Verify Your Diet
Verify that your product is a genuine OpenSource Diet from Research Diets, Inc. Scan the QR code found on our labels.
Make sure that your browser's address bar says https://verify.researchdiets.com
Researchers can then click on the "Download" button to access and download the Certificate of Conformance report.
How much diet do you need?
Our diets ship in 2.5, 5.0 & 12.5 kg boxes, so you will need .