Our breeding and integrated services save you time, space, and money. JAX simplifies your mouse colony management by shipping mice to you as needed.
While CRISPR/Cas9 is the newest method to generate mouse models, it’s not always the right choice. JAX has generated hundreds of transgenic mouse models in diverse backgrounds using traditional DNA pronuclear microinjection technology. Whether you need a model that exogenously expresses Cre, GFP, or a human protein, we can create that model and deliver integration-positive founder mice.
JAX Transgenic Model Generation service includes pronuclear microinjection of your transgenic DNA (plasmid or BAC) into pronuclear embryos, who are then transferred into pseudopregnant females. Pups will be genotyped to identify 3 founder mice and shipped at 6 weeks of age. Breeding to germline transmission can be done through our Breeding Services.
The following inbred JAX Mice strains can be used to generate transgenic mice:
Typically, six-week-old founder transgenic mice will be available to ship to your facility or to the JAX Breeding Services vivarium, 12-14 weeks after we receive your DNA. JAX will deliver all the animals with confirmed genetic modifications resulting from the microinjection.
*For projects using C57BL/6J and C57BL/6NJ. An additional $2,750 will be charged for FVB/NJ or NOD/ShiLtJ strains used.
JAX will hold your mice 2 weeks** free of charge once your founder mice are weaned. Standard cage holding charges will be applied after the free holding period. (**4 weeks for international clients)