Another fantastic year is done and I’d like to share it with you by summarising it in numbers.
The fastest timeline for a project was 24 weeks, which was achieved in December 2015. This was a conditional knockout mouse line on a C57BL/6 background using homologous recombination. As our efficiency increases, I have no doubt that 2016 will be a record breaker for this number.
It sounds complex and deep doesn’t it? To advance humanity – inspire curiosity. It’s what we strive for here at Ozgene and when you dissect it out, it is really quite simple. We’ve embraced it and made it our own over the years. I must say, it has been great. It’s because of this great experience that I’d like to share, in detail, what it is to advance humanity – inspire curiosity.
Converting to Lean is a journey. Step by step we have made significant headway, specifically from a human standpoint. Part of that headway can be accredited to my experience with the Shingo Institute, starting with the Shingo tour I attended in 2012. What is the Shingo Institute you ask? Good question, let me explain.
If you heard the words “meditation” or “mindfulness” years ago, you probably thought of yogis or Buddhist monks. Now, however, numerous scientific and clinical trials have taken Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) into 21st century of science.
I became curious about the science of meditation or “mindfulness” in 2009, together with the Lean philosophy. The Western adaptation of Lean is usually focused on the implementation of tools. Partially this is due to the fact that “tools” are easier to see and translate than philosophy. Being a scientist I had my fair share of skepticism of mindfulness. The scientific and clinical literature, however, leaves no doubt about physiological changes that can be achieved.
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.