Press Releases


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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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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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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Taconic Biosciences Launches European Production of Diet Induced Obesity Model

Rensselaer, NY — June 12, 2018 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing genetically engineered mouse model and service solutions, has launched local production of the Taconic diet induced obesity (DIO) model in Europe. DIO mice are used to study metabolic disease and obesity because they exhibit elevated glucose, insulin, cholesterol, leptin, and corticosterone, thus mimicking many aspects and complications of human metabolic disease. The Diet...

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Scientist.com and Taconic Biosciences Offer Online Access to Next Generation Easi-CRISPR Technology

Researchers can now access Taconic Easi-CRISPR rodent models on the Scientist.com online marketplace San Diego, CA — May 21, 2018 - Scientist.com, the life science industry's leading online marketplace for outsourced research, announced today that it has partnered with Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing genetically engineered rodent model and service solutions. Pharmaceutical and biotech users of the Scientist.com marketplace can now purchase rodent models generated...

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Taconic Biosciences Licenses Easi-CRISPR Technology from the University of Nebraska

Rensselaer, NY — April 20, 2018 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing genetically engineered mouse model and service solutions, has been granted a license to the Easi-CRISPR technology from the University of Nebraska. Easi-CRISPR was developed in the laboratories of Drs. Masato Ohtsuka (Tokai University in Japan), and Channabasavaiah Gurumurthy (University of Nebraska). The terms of the agreement include a world-wide, non-exclusive license to the...

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Taconic Biosciences Launches New Inflammatory Bowel Disease Models

Rensselaer, NY — April 19, 2018 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing genetically engineered mouse model and service solutions, announces the launch of several new inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) animal models. As a fully-licensed provider of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology, Taconic scientists knocked out the mouse Il10 gene to generate a spontaneous colitis mouse models. The new knockout models were created on Taconic's B6 (C57BL/6NTac)...

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Taconic Biosciences Announces the Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

Rensselaer, NY — February 21, 2018 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered mouse models and associated services, announced the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with the initial appointments of J. Victor Garcia, PhD, Andrew Goodman, PhD, and David Hill, PhD. The SAB will collaborate with Taconic's management in providing scientific insight and guidance on the evolution of the company's product and service...

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Taconic Biosciences Launches New Tagline, Celebrating Commitment to Customers and the Microbiome

Hudson, NY — October 6, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered rodent models and associated services, announces the launch of a new tagline: "Models For Life™." Introducing a fresh interpretation of Taconic's brand and 65 year history, the new tagline celebrates Taconic's unparalleled commitment to its customers and industry leading microbiome products and services. The new 'Models For Life' tagline sits at the...

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Taconic Biosiences Sponsors Custom Model to Support Kabuki Syndrome, a Rare Disorder Causing Intellectual Disability

Hudson, NY — August 31, 2017 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in genetically engineered rodent models and associated services, is funding the development of a custom mouse model to study Kabuki syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Taconic is donating model generation services as a third-time sponsor of the Rare Disease Science Challenge, BeHEARD. Hosted by the Rare Genomics Institute, the Rare Disease Science Challenge is an...

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