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Taconic Biosciences Becomes the First Animal Model Provider on General Services Administration Contract Schedule

Rensselaer, NY — September 20, 2018 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing genetically engineered rodent model solutions, announces a new relationship with Government Scientific Source (GSS). GSS is a leading dedicated distributor of laboratory equipment to federal, state, and local governments on contract with the GSA (General Services Administration). By having Taconic's products available via GSS, they can now be accessed by all federal agencies,...

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CASIS Announces Request for Proposals to Access Spaceflight Biospecimens

In association with Taconic Biosciences and BioServe Space Technologies, selected concepts from this Request for Proposals will support Rodent Research Reference Mission-1, a CASIS-sponsored initiative to support biospecimen research onboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory Kennedy Space Center, FL — September 11, 2018 - The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for investigators seeking to...

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Taconic Biosciences Partners with Science Exchange to Offer Online Access to its Products and Services

Palo Alto, CA — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 21, 2018 - Science Exchange, the leading marketplace for outsourced R&D™, announced today a collaboration with Taconic Biosciences, one of the world's foremost providers of genetically engineered rodent models and services, to offer on-demand access to Taconic's entire portfolio of products and services to researchers worldwide. Founded in 1952, Taconic is one of the most experienced rodent model design...

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Humanizing the gut microbiota of mice: Opportunities and challenges

Dr. Randi Lundberg discusses the advantages and drawbacks of research using mice colonized with human fecal microbiota: "Mouse colonized with human fecal microbiota is an interesting model concept with pros and cons like any other model system. The concept provides an ecologically relevant context to study food component and drug metabolism, and is an invaluable tool for phenotype transfer studies to prove the role of the gut...

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Model Systems for Studying the Human Gut Microbiome

Taconic Biosciences' Alexander Maue and Randi Lundberg authored this article in International Pharmaceutical Industry, which "provides an overview of the most popular model system concepts, how they are being employed in gut microbiome research, and how they are complementary to each other:" "A variety of in vivo, in silico, in vitro, and ex vivo model systems are available to researchers for studying the human intestinal microbiome, its...

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Special Report on Drug Delivery: Penetrating the impenetrable

DDNews features Taconic Biosciences' Dr. Megan MacBride who gives remarks on in-vitro models and their limitations: "The 10-year-old boy stares up at the ceiling from his bed, a crooked smile crossing his face. His parents come and go, checking on him periodically to make sure he is OK. They know they won't disturb him; he doesn't really see them. And even when he does, there is little...

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Taconic Biosciences and Cyagen Biosciences Announce Strategic Partnership

Rensselaer, NY — July 18, 2018 - Taconic Biosciences and Cyagen Biosciences, global leaders in the generation of custom genetically engineered rodent models and associated services, announced a strategic partnership. Under the agreement terms, the two companies will combine resources to provide the global scientific community with access to premium custom model design and generation services backed by comprehensive capabilities and cutting-edge, fully-licensed technologies. Custom animal models...

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Development of outbred CD1 mouse colonies with distinct standardized gut microbiota profiles for use in complex microbiota targeted studies

The gut microbiota can significantly impact the physiology of the host as well as the interpretation of experimental results in research models. Furthermore, the gut microbiota of mouse models can vary between rodent producers at times making consistency between experimental replicates challenging. To address this issue, investigators from the University of Missouri created colonies of outbred CD1 mice with defined gut microbiota representing commercial providers including Taconic...

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Reclaim the Tumor Microenvironment via "Immunoforming"

Taconic Biosciences' Dr. Paul Volden was interviewed for this article in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News regarding tumor microenvironment (TME) research through next-generation humanized models: "Tumorigenesis is to healthy tissue what xenoforming, or hostile terraforming, is to the planet. Both tumorigenesis and xenoforming are processes that alter the environment so that it may become less hospitable to its usual inhabitants, and more welcoming to that which is...

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CRISPR, the Next Generation

Biocompare quotes Taconic Biosciences' Dr. John Couse who details how Easi-CRISPR technology has "brought greater efficiencies, ease, and speed to the generation of a number of model types:" "In just six years, the word CRISPR has gone from meaning a drawer in your refrigerator to the hottest field in biological science. Even people who've never so much as glanced at a copy of Scientific American have probably...

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