Press Releases


Mice in Space: Taconic Mice Included on Launch to International Space Station

Hudson, NY — June 1, 2017 - When the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launches today bound for the International Space Station, they will be joined by 40 special mice, bred specifically for this mission by Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered mouse models and associated services. The project is a collaboration between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the Center for the Advancement of Science...

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Taconic Biosciences Secures CRISPR License from ERS Genomics

Hudson, NY — May 30, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered mouse models and associated services, announced it has signed a license agreement with ERS Genomics ("ERS") to utilize the company's CRISPR-Cas9 technology to generate unique murine models. Under the agreement, Taconic receives a worldwide non-exclusive license to the CRISPR-Cas9 patents often referred to as the "UC Berkeley patent." ERS Genomics founder, Emmanuelle...

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Taconic Biosciences Expands Microbiome Portfolio

Germ Free BALB/c Mice Facilitate Discovery of New Therapeutics Hudson, NY — May 4, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, global leader in genetically engineered mouse models and associated services and the only commercial provider of germ-free mice, announced it has added Germ Free BALB/c mice to its microbiome portfolio. The new product expands Taconic's existing collection of germ-free animal models, which includes C57BL/6 (Black 6) and Swiss Webster...

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Taconic Biosciences Announces Expansion of Key Alzheimer Animal Model

Hudson, NY — May 3, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered mouse models and associated services, announced it will expand the offering of a key Alzheimer's Disease (AD) mouse model, APPSWE - Model 1349, to include aged animals. Taconic will now offer off-the-shelf Model 1349 animals aged up to 42 weeks, saving months off the typical timeline to access Alzheimer's models. This program...

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Taconic Biosciences Expands Microbiome Product and Service Platform

Hudson, NY — April 26, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered mouse models and associated services and the only commercial provider of germ-free mice, announced that effective April 26, 2017 they will expand their microbiome product and services platform to include custom Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) services. To support these new FMT services, Taconic will also offer custom germ-free derivations using either client...

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Taconic Biosciences Announces Release of New Parkinson's Disease Animal Model

Hudson, NY — April 25, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered mouse models and associated services, announced that effective April 17, 2017, in conjunction with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), will begin commercial distribution of a new Parkinson's disease mouse Model 13940 (C57BL/6- Lrrk2tm4.1Arte). The development of Model 13940 underscores the commitment of both Taconic and MJFF to provide...

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Taconic Biosciences Launches ExpressMODEL™, A New Accelerated Model Generation Service

Hudson, NY — March 31, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered mouse models and associated services, has launched ExpressMODEL™, an innovative and streamlined model generation service that reduces the timeline to first generation and experimental cohort by up to four months. This novel model generation method significantly reduces the time required to create an experimental rodent cohort, enabling critical drug discovery testing to...

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Taconic Announces Sponsorship of 2017 Translational Microbiome Conference

Leading Discussions on Key Animal Model Considerations for Studying the Microbiome Hudson, NY — March 13, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, the only commercial provider of germ free rodent models, announced that it will sponsor the Translational Microbiome Conference to be held in Boston April 11-13, 2017. This three-day conference will focus on the potential for translational intervention in microbiome research and the challenges associated with successful microbiome...

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Taconic Biosciences Announces Expansion of Key Immunodeficient Animal Model Production

Hudson, NY — March 9, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered mouse models and associated services, announced that effective March 1, 2017 it will expand the offering of two key immunodeficient mouse models, Rag2/Il2rg double knockout and fully congenic C57BL/6NTac Rag2 knockout. This expansion capitalizes on the duel demands for European production of immunodeficient models as well as the need for increasingly stringent...

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Taconic Biosciences Generates Vici Syndrome Mouse Model

CRISPR Accelerates Availability of Vital Research Tool Hudson, NY - February 17, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered rodent models and associated services, announced it has generated a novel mouse model of Vici syndrome for use by two investigators studying this rare disease. As a corporate sponsor of the Rare Disease Science Challenge: BeHEARD, hosted by the Rare Genomics Institute, Taconic donated model...

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