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KOMP Repository (Knockout Mouse Project) KOMP Knock Out Knockout Mouse Mice
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Overview of the Ordering Process

You can use this website to order all KOMP products, including targeted vectors, ES cells, mice, sperm, and embryos produced by the CHORI-Sanger-UCDavis (CSD) consortium and Velocigene/Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, as well as the services required to create these products. Simply type the gene name or any number identifying the gene (MGI, VEGA, Ensembl, NCBI, or CCDS) in the search box on the KOMP homepage, and click "SEARCH". You will be given a list of genes that match your search criteria. You may also use the browse feature on the KOMP.org front page to search by available product and/or the first letter of the gene symbol. To view more information about that knockout, click on the gene name on the search results page. If the KOMP product is under development but not yet available, you can express interest by clicking on the appropriate link and entering in your contact information. You will be notified automatically when ES cells become available to order.

If the KOMP product is available, click on the "Order" button for that product depending on the type of product you would like to order. Clicking on "Vector Available" will take you away from the KOMP website and to the vector repository website at CHORI, where you will be able to place your order for vectors. If you are already on the KOMP gene information page, click the green "Order" button corresponding to the product you are interested in to place you order. This button is active only if you have logged in as registered customer. The website will then guide you through the remainder of the order process. From there, you will also be able to select precisely what products you want to order in addition to ordering services such as chromosome count (karyotype) service and microinjection, among others. If a product is not listed as an option (eg.- mice) then that product type is not currently available but can be created through the appropriate service. You will have the option of selecting these services in the next few steps in the ordering process. But before you can place your order, you will need to setup an account in My KOMP, by providing contact, shipping, and billing information. The website will direct you to create an account if you are not already logged in. If you need help, just write us at orders@komp.org, or call 1-888-KOMP-MICE (1-888-566-7642, North America) between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM PST/PDT Monday through Friday.


In order to place an order for a KOMP product, you must first be registered as a customer to establish an account (note: you do not need to be registered to search our catalog). Once you have a registered account, you will be able to log-in and order KOMP products. To register, click on the New Account link at the top section of the KOMP Repository home page and follow the simple instructions.

Ordering Process Steps

  1. After moving to the first ordering page, "Who are you?", you will first be asked to determine whether your organization is a non-profit research institution, or a commercial, for-profit entity. If you are a commercial, for-profit entity, a $15,000 commercial licensing fee will be added to your order. This fee is non-negotiable.
  2. On the next page, "What are you looking for?", you can select from different products (vectors, ES cell lines, mice, embryos) of all available clones of your gene of interest. If a product is not listed as an option (eg.- mice) then that product type is not currently available but can be created through the appropriate service. Please note to order microinjection you will also need to order ES cells, and for mice, embryos, or sperm, you will also need to order ES cells, microinjection, and germline transmission testing, unless these products are already listed as available. The final product after ordering microinjection will be chimeric mice. The final product after ordering germline transmission in addition to microinjection will be heterozygous mice.
  3. On the third page, "Which product would you like", you will be able to choose the quantity and package type for each product ordered.
  4. On the fourth page, "Do you need anything else?", you will be able to view the items currently in your order and add additional products and services such as extra vials of cells, chromosome count (karyotype) service, and germline transmission testing, among others. When have added all of the products and services you need to your order, click on the green "Add to cart" button to proceed.
  5. You will then be prompted to select a shipping address from the addresses you provided when registering as a customer, or add a new shipping address. If you want different items in this order to be shipped to different locations, you will be able to change any of the shipping addresses on-line after placing the order.
  6. On the next page, you can select your billing address or add a new one.
  7. Next, please provide your payment information. For payment types, please see the payment section below.
  8. The next page will summarizes your order, shipping address, billing address, and billing information. If you wish to change this information, just hit the back button and make the necessary changes. You may then proceed to checkout or continue shopping. Once you are satisfied with your order and wish to place it, click on "Place Order". You will then receive an email confirmation of your order. You may view the status of your order at any time by using the link provided in the email.

Required Purchaser Information

Before we are able to process your order, we must receive your payment information. To submit your payment information, please follow the instructions given to you in your order confirmation email or on the appropriate payment information form included as a link in the confirmation email. You may also view payment instructions by clicking on the link on your order status page for the type of payment you selected. Please do not send payment until you have placed your order and have received the full order total.
  1. Once you order has been placed and processed, we will not be able to ship your items until you have send us a signed copy of the Material Transfer Agreement. Instructions on how to complete and submit the MTA are found on MTA page be following the link given. You may send us the signed MTA at any time after placing your order. The KOMP MTA is not negotiable. KOMP will save a PDF copy of each executed KOMP MTA and will send them by email to UC Davis InnovationAccess - Technology Transfer Services.
  2. KOMP will save a PDF copy of each executed KOMP MTA and will send them by email to UC Davis InnovationAccess - Technology Transfer Services.

Payment Methods

For domestic orders, you may submit payment by purchase order, credit card, or wire transfer. For international orders, you may submit payment by credit card or wire transfer. Customers placing orders from within the University of California system are required to pay by intercampus recharge.
Information on how to submit payment will be provided after placing your order.

Expressing Interest

Once the production of a KOMP product has begun, you can express your interest in it. Once the product becomes available for distribution (after passing quality control at the Repository), you will be automatically notifed by email. Follow these simple steps to express interest in your favorite KOMP product.
  1. Type in the gene name or any number identifying the gene (MGI, VEGA, Ensembl, NCBI, or CCDS) into the search window on the top right corner displayed on each page of this website.
  2. If the gene of your interest is listed as "ES cells not available", click on the gene name to go to the "gene information" page. From here, click on the "Express interest" button to save this gene on the "my genes of interest" section of your MyKOMP page, available from the tab at the top of each page.
  3. The "Express Interest" button is active only if you are logged in as registered customer. (see Registration instructions above if you have not yet setup your account). If you have not yet registered with the website, you can do so from this page. After registration, you will be taken back to this page. If you are already a registered customer, please log in at this time. After logging in, you will be taken back to this page.
  4. You can view all of the KOMP products you have expressed interest in after logging in to your "MyKOMP" page. When your KOMP product of interest becomes available, you will receive an automatic email informing you that you can now purchase it from your "MyKOMP" page.

The KOMP Repository is located at the University of California Davis and Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute. Question? Comments? For Mice, Cells, and germplasm please contact us at service@komp.org, US 1-888-KOMP-MICE or International +1-530-752-KOMP, or for vectors komporders@chori.org or +1-510-450-7917.