Apogene GmbH & Co. KG specializes in the detection of naturally occurring mutations in farm animals, which result in a changed functionality of the produced protein.

Requirement for this is the natural rate of mutations in the evolutionary development, which changes the genome spontaneously. Detected mutants are integrated in breeding programs, to create adequate donor animals for Xenotransplantation.

To discover those animals with a mutation in the target gene a special detection method was developed. This technique features a very simple screening of large sample numbers und can be established in almost every molecular diagnostics laboratory with low cost.

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