The Knock Out Rat Consortium (KORC) is formed by individuals and institutions interested in the goal of creating knockout rats using multiple different technologies. Knockout rats can be used for functional genomics and also for drug discovery. Most animal models created by KORC are available to the academic community for research purposes through Transposagen by clicking Place an Order.
CUSTOM GENETICALLY MODIFIED RODENT MODELS
Transposagen has the industry’s most versatile collection of technologies for the production of genetically engineered rodents. These capabilities result in the most flexible and robust custom model generation services in the industry. For each project we have the option to use XTN™TALEN site-specific nucleases for knockouts and knock-ins, the piggyBac™ transposon system for transgenic model production, or a combination of the two for the only Footprint-Free™ gene editing service in the world. On the creation level we have the option to utilize our exclusive patented rat spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) or the standard pronuclear injection (PNI) methods. The more targeted and complicated your therapeutics become, the more you need the right partner to advance your research. Working intimately with our scientific team will help you bring innovative solutions and products to market faster.
CUSTOM RAT MODELS AVAILABLE
- Knockout Knock-in
- Inducible Transgenic
BOTH INBRED AND OUTBRED RAT & MOUSE STRAINS AVAILABLE
PROGRAMS AND SERVICE
Our custom genetically modified rat services are provided on a milestone production and payment basis. The first milestone is vector construction. Transposagen will produce the vectors and send you the vector maps and sequences for verification along with the vectors, if requested. The second milestone is transfection, injection, selection and implantation. You will receive detailed reports demonstrating successful genetic modification of our stem cells. The third milestone is germline transmission and delivery of founders.
TKO™ Knockout Rat Models - Laboratory rats with a single gene trap insertion created using mobile DNA technology. Detailed TKO™ Knockout Rat Model Database
TGEM™ Rat Models - Laboratory rats with a genetic mutation not created by a gene trap insertion. Detailed TGEM™ Rat Model Database
TKO™ Tissue Bank - Various rat tissues are available for purchase on selected models. Please contact us for more information.