Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., is a privately held biotechnology company that is dedicated to providing unique animal models, cell lines, stem cells and cutting-edge research tools and technologies to improve drug discovery and development research. Transposagen has provided off-the-shelf and custom genetically modified rat models to over 50 companies and institutions around the world. Transposagen is the worldwide leader in genetically modified rat models.
OUR GLOBAL CUSTOMERS
Transposagen’s customers include many of the top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the world, as well as numerous academic laboratories and the National Institutes of Health. Our team of experts understands biomedical research needs and works one-on-one with our customers to ensure that we provide the best models and reagents to fit their exact needs.
Research Reagents and Tools Our products and services include XTN™TALEN site-specific nucleases for knockouts and knock-ins, the piggyBac™ transposon system for transgenesis and for translational research the only Footprint-Free™ gene editing vectors and service in the world.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS
Using multiple genetic manipulation technologies, including proprietary mobile DNA piggyBacTM technology and spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), Transposagen is able to create sophisticated genetic modifications in many model organisms, with a specialization in rat models. Available rat models include TKO™ Knockout Rat Models with a single gene trap insertion created using mobile DNA technology, and TGEM® Rat Models which are created using other technologies. Transposagen also produces custom genetically modified rat models, including knockout, knock-in, humanized, conditional, transgenic, and inducible rats.
WHY FOCUS ON RATS?
- The rat is a considered an excellent animal model for many human diseases, including human cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, and many autoimmune, neurological, behavioral disorders.
- Rats are better than mice at modeling human physiology and better at modeling many human cancers..
- Rats have been used for over a century for toxicology studies and are the predominant tox model.
- The large size of the rat facilitates instrumentation, blood sampling, and surgery.
CELL LINE PRODUCTION AND STEM CELLS
piggyBacTM is a highly versatile technology that is used for genetic engineering in almost eukaryotic cell, allowing for both mutagenesis and transgenesis, and is a core technology used by Transposagen to create a large variety of TKO™ Knockout Rat Models. Transposagen’s exclusive piggyBacTM technology is higly effective in the following therapeutic and research applications:
- Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell production and manipulation
- Embryonic stem (ES) and iPS cell engineering and differentiation
- Stable Expression of transgenes in cultured cells
- Protein production
- Gene therapy
- RNAi knockdown studies
PIGGYBAC™ PARTNERING STRATEGY
Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., holds worldwide exclusive rights for the use of piggyBacTM for almost all commercial applications, including human therapeutics. Custom services, research licenses and exclusive and nonexclusive commercial licenses are available through Transposagen. For more information please email email@example.com or call 859-428-8561