Ozgene story

to advance humanity - inspire curiosity

It was not that long ago that a mouse was just a mouse. For the team at Ozgene, a mouse represents a way to advance humanity. Ozgene has become a company dedicated to exactly that, and we do it by inspiring curiosity within ourselves and our customers.

Today, Ozgene is one of the leading companies providing genetically customised mice for researchers around the world. In fact, 80% of our customers are located outside of Australia. Shipments leave the Ozgene facility almost daily for their destinations in the US, Europe, Asia, South America and New Zealand. Microscope mouse Ozgene mice can be found in laboratories on almost every continent in small academic institutions to multinational pharmaceutical companies. They have been for nearly 15 years. The experience behind Ozgene doesn’t stop there.

CEO and Co-founder, Dr Frank Koentgen, and the Ozgene team have over 20 years of experience in the generation of genetically modified mice. It begins even before Ozgene was born when Dr Koentgen generated the first knockout mouse from the C57BL/6 mouse strain in 1993. Most recently, Ozgene patented the sequential cloning system. See Ozgene history and patents for more information.

Ozgene highlights

1993 - First KO mice in C57BL/6

1999 - Ozgene founded in Perth

2002 - Lentivirus patent

2004 - NIH contract for 5 years

2006 - New Vivarium facility

2006 - Seq cloning system

2009 - NIH contract for 5 years

2009 - Geneoz VMS

2010 - Lean Management

2015 - goGermline patent

2016 - goGermline publication

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Proven Track Record

The team at Ozgene has over two decades of experience creating customised knockout and knock-in mice for pivotal medical research globally. Over 300 scientific publications are based on research using Ozgene mice.

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Global Client Base

Ozgene generates genetically customised mice for researchers around the world. Ozgene mice can be found in 31 different countries on 5 continents from small academic institutions to multinational pharmaceutical companies.

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Lean Management

Ozgene is applying Lean Management principles to deliver the highest quality services and shortest lead times to our customers. The implementation of Lean Culture has already seen an improvement in our processes and timelines.

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