Somatic cell nuclear transfer

SCNT is the technique to transfer a nucleus of a somatic cell into an enucleated oocyte and produces genetically identical individuals with the nucleus donor.

  • 01

    Checking nucleus and a polar body of a matured oocyte by UV
  • 02

    Removing nucleus and a polar body of the oocyte (Enucleation)
  • 03

    Removed nucleus and a polar body
  • 04

    Injection of a somatic cell
    (Cell injection)
  • 05

    Fusion
    (electrofusion)

Application areas

  • Pet dogs
    Mediclone commercialized the cloning technique to ease your grief by produce the genetically identical dog with your lifetime friend like identical twins when they passed away by accidents or diseases.
  • Special purpose dogs
    The production cost of drug detection dog, explosive detection dog, and guide dog would be about 130 million won per dog. Mediclone can reduce the cost at least more than half of them using cloning technology that will help extending the application of the special purpose dogs in various fields.
  • Extinct or endangered animals
    The cloning technique of Mediclone contributes to preserve the genetic materials of extinct or endangered animals