Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc. partners strategically with world-leading companies under its OmniDeep® brand to offer OmniAb® users proven services for animal breeding and hosting as well as antibody generation and characterization. OmniAb users contract directly with these providers to meet their needs in robust, flexible, scalable, and cost-efficient ways using the latest technologies available in the market place.
All OmniRat® and OmniFlic® animals are bred on multiple genetic backgrounds, maintained and supplied by Charles River Laboratories. OmniMouse® animals are bred on their relevant genetic backgrounds, hosted and offered by Taconic. Each breeder has master colonies of each animal type and provides designated hosting facilities of animals for each OmniAb user as needed.
OmniAb antibody discovery services are available through international contract research organizations (CROs), all with substantial experience generating OmniAb antibodies and each with different areas of particular expertise such as protein and DNA immunization; GPCR, high homology and other challenging target capabilities; hybridoma-free antibody discovery; etc. Current CROs include: