With the emergence of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the meetings, shows, and conferences that allow us to interface with customers in person have been canceled for the foreseeable future. Both the Cyagen US and Taconic Biosciences' Model Design Specialist teams are working remotely from home to help do our part to flatten the curve. To better support your research needs, we are readily-available for virtual consultations to discuss custom mouse model design!


Our 3-step program will not only help you get moving on a project, but also support your preparations to include your custom model in a grant application:


  1. Initial consultation – 30-minute Teleconference
  • Design capabilities include (but are not limited to): TurboKnockout®, CRISPR, Constitutive KO, Point Mutation, Conditional Knockout, PiggyBac Transgenic, Targeted Transgenic (ROSA26, H11, Conditional Overexpression), Large Fragment Knockin


  1. After Teleconference, the Model Design Specialist will provide the following via email within 2-3 business days:
  • Targeting strategy – complete with details and figures to use in funding requests and grant applications
  • Price Quotation
  • Letter of Support (for funding/grant applications)


  1. Second consultation – 30-60 Minute Teleconference
  • Step-by-Step review of Targeting Strategy with Model Design Specialist


With the current social distancing measures that have been put in place, we understand that many labs are reducing to critical staff only. If you're worried about maintaining your live colonies, our team is also available to discuss cryopreservation options to protect your valued genetically engineered models.