Genetic Engineering and Archiving Services (GENEAS)

SAHMRI offers a full service for generation of genetically modified mouse lines and their cryopreservation. For further details click on the links below:

Genetic Modification

We currently offer the following services:

CRISPR/Cas. We are offering the generation of knockout alleles using CRISPR/Cas technology. This is a full service and we will design gRNAs, perform all embryo-related work and genotype pups produced.

ES cell microinjection. We offer a service to generate genetically modified mice using KOMP or EUCOMM targeted ES cells. This service includes importing cells, characterisation to confirm targeting and ES cell quality, embryo microinjection and breeding of resultant chimaeras.

Please consult the Director of Research Support Services for further information.


GENEAS now offers the ability to archive important mouse lines as embryos and/or sperm. Please see further details  here


We offer an IVF service using fresh or frozen sperm.


We also offer a genotyping service. Further details can be obtained  here.

Who can use the services?

The services are available to both internal external researchers.


For up-to-date prices please consult the Facility Manager.

Sperm cryopreservation is charged per animal. There is an additional charge for QC levels 2 and 3. There is an annual charge for storage in liquid nitrogen.

Embryo cryopreservation is charged per project and will vary depending on how many embryos need to be cryopreserved.

IVFs are charged per session

Genetic Modification is charged per project and will vary depending on the complexity of the service required.

How to Lodge a Request

Please email For internal researchers, a formal request must be submitted electronically using the Emus system. For external researchers, we will assist in lodging the request on our system.

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The SAHMRI community acknowledges and respects the traditional owners, the family clans who are the Kaurna Nation from the Adelaide Plains region of South Australia. We acknowledge the clans of the Kaurna Nation and the sacred knowledge they hold for their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna Nation, their ancestors and the descendants of these living family clans today.