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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Animal Models


Genetic manipulation of the mouse genome is essential for understanding gene function and for discovering the genetic and molecular basis of human disease. Thus, efficient use of genetically modified mouse models can enhance the potential for the development of targeted therapeutics and effective prevention strategies.



Technology Overview

The University of Michigan has developed over 100 mouse models that are valuable for studying the pathophysiology of the human disease and assessing therapeutic options in a genetically defined system.


Mouse models are available within the following disease areas:

Further details about specific models can be provided upon request.


  • Preclinical studies are critical for identifying safe, potent, and efficacious drugs
  • Appropriate preclinical models can successfully evaluate drug candidates in aspects of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology in in vivo, therefore, minimize subsequent clinical failure


  • Studying functions of genes
  • Genetic screening experiments
  • Test drug candidates in vivo
  • Target validation
  • Modeling genetic disorders


  • Available for licensing