Taconic Biosciences and Life Technologies Partner to Strengthen Presence in India and the Middle East

Hudson, New York, May 5, 2016 - Taconic Biosciences, a leading provider of genetically modified solutions to researchers worldwide, announced its partnership with Life Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd. to provide Taconic mouse models and services to researchers in India and the Middle East.

"The partnership with Life Technologies strengthens our distribution network in India and parts of the Middle East and enables us to provide greater access to our complete portfolio of superior quality models and services to pre-clinical researchers in the region," said John DelliSanti, senior vice president, sales and customer service, Taconic Biosciences. "With nearly a decade of experience providing murine models to academic, commercial and government customers, Life Technologies is the trusted brand with scientists in the Region, making them an ideal partner for Taconic."

Under the agreement, Life Technologies will provide the full portfolio of Taconic rodent models, both traditional and genetically modified, in India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. "The market in India in particular is expected to grow significantly through 2018, and Taconic's expanded presence in the region will help to meet this growing demand for access to quality rodent models for biomedical research," DelliSanti noted.

"We are excited to partner with Taconic Biosciences, and believe together we will provide the highest quality murine models to biomedical scientists across the Indian subcontinent," said Rajan Sahni, Managing director, Life Technologies. "With experience of almost 15 years serving the Indian academia and commercial entities, Life Technologies is a reliable name for scientists engaged in life science research, drug screening, toxicology, pharmacology and allied disciplines. The partnership brings unique service traits to the customers, making the procurement processes efficient, ease of doing business, and making Taconic products and services available to Indian researchers with dedicated 24x7 local support."

About Taconic Biosciences, Inc.
Taconic Biosciences is a global provider of genetically engineered rodent models and services. Founded in 1952, Taconic helps the biotechnology and pharmaceutical communities acquire, custom design, breed, precondition, test, and distribute highly relevant research models worldwide. Specialists in genetically-engineered mouse and rat models, integrated model design and breeding services, and precision research mouse models, Taconic operates service laboratories and breeding facilities in the U.S. and Europe and maintains distributor relationships in Asia.

About Life Technologies
Life Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd. is an ISO 9001:2008 supplier of products and services to the life science research, industrial biotech and bio-pharmaceutical sectors in India and neighboring countries in the fields of Immunology, Stem cell, Human Cytogenetics, Vaccinology, Molecular Diagnostics, Tissue culture, Bio-safety, Bio-defense, Discovery biology including GMO & Phytopathology. Our group has served customers for nearly two decades in the Indian and global markets as a trusted molecular and cell technology partner. Learn more about Life Technologies.

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