Taconic's Mission

Taconic's Mission

Modeling Our Mission

The right animal model holds endless possibilities for drug discovery and advancements in human health. At Taconic Biosciences Inc., we believe providing our customers with the best animal model solutions is the most effective way to drive critical research from idea to cure.

What began as a passionate family business more than 65 years ago has grown to a global ecosystem of laboratories, breeding facilities, distributors, and partners. Each part of our network is on a mission to provide customers with access to the best animal model products and services in the industry. Taconic combines this comprehensive spectrum of capabilities with peer-to-peer scientific expertise to empower customers with solutions.


Taconic's performance-driven culture is based on equal parts transparency and compassion, which we demonstrate in our customer relationships as well as among our team members. Taconic is more than a vendor — we strive to be an indispensable partner, providing customers with the consultations and solutions that enable animal models to drive drug discovery.

Providing these solutions begins with our employees, who are the best problem solvers. We encourage our teams to share ideas, challenge the status quo, and deliver on their personal commitments to ensure customers are delighted.


Motivated by purpose-driven passion, we build lasting relationships with our customers while partnering with charities and causes, in our local communities as well as the global biomedical community.

Providing the best solution means exceeding customers' expectations, while caring for each other, and our animals.

Inside and outside the lab, we value the contribution our models make to the biomedical community and overall human health. Taconic prioritizes animal welfare and recognizes the 3Rs as a hallmark of sound decision-making: Replace, Reduce, and Refine. By aligning supply with demand, improving quality research and efficiency, and enabling reproducibility through microbiome expertise, we reduce the number of animals needed for testing.


Stakeholder relationships are symbiotic. At Taconic, each part of our global network depends on the other to ensure satisfaction and success for all. Consistent high-quality models create high quality results for customers, high levels of employee pride, and ensure stability and growth for shareholders as well as greater impact on our communities close to home and around the world.

Every part of the work we do is a small piece of a larger puzzle — ultimately facilitating drug discovery in key therapeutic areas.

Taconic is proud to partner with our customers to provide the best solutions to facilitate advancements in human health.

We Are Models For Life™


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