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Taconic and Oligomerix to Collaborate on Tau Mouse Model Characterization for Use in Alzheimer's Disease Research

Hudson, New York — December 9, 2013 - Taconic and Oligomerix, Inc. announced a collaboration to evaluate the utility of the Taconic tau mouse model (also known as the JNPL3 mouse) as a tool for preclinical testing of compounds for Alzheimer's disease. Used extensively in neurodegenerative disease research, the tau mouse model is part of the Taconic Transgenic Models™ (TTM™) portfolio of in-licensed transgenic models available off-the-shelf...

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Unique Partnership Lights Up a Parkinson's Disease Research Tool

New York — November 13, 2013 - The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) and Taconic have collaborated to create, validate and distribute a valuable preclinical research tool: a genetically engineered rat with fluorescent dopamine-producing neurons — neurons that are affected in Parkinson's disease. This unique nonprofit, academic and industry partnership provides easy and open access to this genetically engineered rat...

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Taconic Releases eTaconic® 2.0 Online Colony Management Portal

Hudson, New York — November 5, 2013 - Taconic announced the release of eTaconic® 2.0, the company's online rodent colony management portal that clients access to manage their breeding projects. Taconic launched the industry's first online rodent colony management system (eTaconic®) in 2006 and has made continuous improvements each year since its release. eTaconic® 2.0 builds upon those innovations by adding significant new features that help clients...

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Taconic Initiates Custom Model Generation Project to Support Sanfilippo Syndrome Research

Knockout model to be developed for Rare Disease Science Challenge winner Hudson, New York — July 29, 2013 - Taconic, a leading provider of life sciences solutions, announced it has begun a custom model generation project for Jonah's Just Begun-Foundation to Cure Sanfilippo, winner of a national science challenge for which Taconic served as a sponsor. Taconic is donating a custom-generated knockout model to the organization, demonstrating...

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InnoSer to Breed and Distribute Taconic B6 Mice in the Netherlands

Hudson, New York and Lelystad, Netherlands — June 10, 2013 - Taconic and InnoSer announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance in which Taconic has granted rights to InnoSer to breed, sell, and distribute Taconic's C57BL/6NTac model in the Netherlands. The C57BL/6NTac (B6 Model) is widely applied in cardiovascular, obesity, aging, drug addiction, and alcoholism studies worldwide. It is one of Taconic's best-selling models....

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InVivos Opens New Breeding Facility in Singapore as Part of Strategic Partnership with Taconic

Hudson, New York and Singapore — June 4, 2013 - Taconic and InVivos Pte Ltd. are proud to announce the recent opening of the InVivos breeding vivarium in Singapore. The InVivos facility will provide researchers in Singapore with a source of globally recognized strains and stocks of mice and rats, and represents an important step forward in Taconic's ability to distribute its laboratory rodents in the Asian...

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Taconic Promotes David T. Hansen to Lead Growth in Genetically Engineered Research Models and Services

Hudson, New York — May 20, 2013 - Taconic, a global leader in the acquisition, custom generation, breeding, and distribution of genetically engineered mouse and rat research models, announced today the promotion of David T. Hansen to President of its Research Models and Services Division (RMS). In his new role as President, Mr. Hansen will spearhead efforts to manage Taconic's market leading position in providing genetically engineered...

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Taconic Extends Reach in India through Distribution Agreement with Vivo Bio Tech Ltd.

Provides Local Researchers with Access to Valuable Animal Models Hudson, New York and Hyderabad, India — February 6, 2013 - Taconic, a leading provider of life sciences solutions, and Vivo Bio Tech Ltd., a full-service contract research organization, announced they have entered into an agreement under which Vivo Bio Tech will gain rights to breed and distribute select Taconic mouse and rat models in India. Through this...

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Taconic Remembers Dr. Nomura (1922 - 2013)

January 11, 2013 - Dr. Nomura, responsible for developing animal models such as the rasH2, pvr, NOG, and BRG, passed away at the age of 90. He leaves a distinguished legacy of significant accomplishments in biomedical research and laboratory animal science. The hallmark of his career as a scientist was establishing exquisitely defined experimental animals which contributed to assuring reproducibility of experimental data in biomedical research. His...

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Taconic Joins International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) as Corporate Sponsor

Organizations share common goal of facilitating access to genetically modified models to study gene function MRC Harwell, UK — November 30, 2012 - The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) announces that Taconic, a leading provider of life sciences solutions, has agreed to help support the mission of the IMPC by becoming a Corporate Sponsor. Taconic is a provider of mouse models and advanced scientific services and shares...

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