We are Models For Life™

Taconic Biosciences is proud to be a member of the global biomedical community, dedicated to accelerating advancements in human health. Animal models provide valuable insight into complex biological systems. Both within the lab and in everyday life, Taconic employees honor the contributions of our animals by striving to be positive models as well. Through building lasting relationships, supporting critical research, and giving back to communities near and far, Taconic and its employees are committed to being Models For Life.

Putting Recycling to Work for Animal Care

Putting Recycling to Work for Animal Care

The mission of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is to enrich the lives of animals and the people who love them. It's a perfect fit with Taconic's values, so it was a perfect match for the two companies to work together. The humane society (based in Menands, NY) collects bottles to return for recycling and uses the funds to offset animal medical care costs and facility improvements....  Read More

Taconic Donates to the Cystic Fibrosis Department at Boston Children's Hospital

Taconic Donates to the Cystic Fibrosis Department at Boston Children's Hospital

At the 2019 Taconic Biosciences Global Sales Meeting, employees compiled and donated 85+ activity bags to the Cystic Fibrosis Department at Boston Children's Hospital. The colorful, fun goodies were provided to the nursing staff at the hospital who then shared with the patients. Taconic has participated in a great deal of Cystic Fibrosis related research and is honored to have the opportunity to further contribute to those...  Read More

Love Letters to Animal Care Technicians

Love Letters to Animal Care Technicians

Taconic Biosciences proudly partnered with Transnetyx on its Love Letters: Counting Every Second video. The Love Letters video series chronicles patients who have received a therapeutic treatment that was developed utilizing animal models. The patient reads a "love letter" to the animal care technicians and others who played key roles in making their treatment possible. Set in Taconic's hometown of Albany, New York, Love Letters: Counting Every...  Read More

Taconic Supports Critical Polio Efforts

Taconic Supports Critical Polio Efforts

Partnering with Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), Taconic helps to create a world without polio. GPEI is a public-private partnership led by national governments with five partners -- the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide. There is no...  Read More

Taconic Volunteers at Local Foodbank

Taconic Volunteers at Local Foodbank

Taconic's molecular and diagnostic analysis and marketing and product strategy teams rolled up their sleeves at the Regional Foodbank of Northeastern New York to unpack pallets of donated food. Thirty-five volunteers worked together to unpack 21 pallets. The Regional Food Bank accepts food and grocery product donations from hundreds of local and national companies. Food pantries, shelters, and other organizations in 23 local counties can then request...  Read More

Building Bikes for Kids

Building Bikes for Kids

At the Taconic Biosciences 2018 Global Sales Meeting, the employees took "team building" to a whole new level! Several teams competed in a contest to build bikes for the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club in Massachusetts. At the end of the event, 15 new bikes were donated to this great organization....  Read More

Taconic Helps Advance Kabuki Syndrome Research

Taconic Helps Advance Kabuki Syndrome Research

Researchers often struggle to find funding to study rare diseases; yet those conditions are no less real for patients and their caregivers. The BeHEARD Rare Disease Science Challenge — sponsored by the Rare Genomics Institute — provides a much-needed platform for investigators to vie for funding for rare disease projects. For a recent BeHEARD challenge, Taconic donated a custom-generated model of Kabuki syndrome, a rare genetic disorder...  Read More

Taconic Donates Vici Syndrome Mouse Model for Rare Disease Research

Taconic Donates Vici Syndrome Mouse Model for Rare Disease Research

Rare diseases typically have trouble attracting funding for research. The BeHEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries) Rare Disease Science Challenge aims to change that, with the help of companies like Taconic. Sponsored by the Rare Genomics Institute, this global competition offers rare disease researchers grants to fund life science innovations. As a competition sponsor, Taconic used CRISPR gene editing to custom-generate a mouse model carrying the...  Read More