Taconic Biosciences' Colony Management Solutions uniquely combines flexible housing options with cross-functional expertise to create a custom breeding program for each customer.
Taconic is fully equipped to provide pre-conditioning solutions
that include aging, custom diet administration
, custom microbiomes
, and surgical services
to your study animals. Diets of varied nutritional content (e.g., high fat) or medication (e.g., doxycycline) are seamlessly imported into our facilities and administered to your animals, all under complete IACUC approvals.
Animal Identification Services
Animal identification is a vital element in any research project. Taconic offers dependable and humane solutions for animal identification, keeping your research moving further. We offer several methods for uniquely identifying animals, from proven methods such as tail tattoos and ear tags to state-of-the-art RFID transponders. Our portfolio of identification methods
allows us to match the best method to the needs of your study.
Data Collection Services
The collection of in-life data during breeding and general husbandry can often reveal important phenotypes. These services allow you to access in-life data on your study animals while still housed at Taconic. Our technicians gather data on clinical observations such as body weight and provide the reports to the customer.
Specimen Collection Services
Save time and money by having Taconic collect and ship non-terminal and terminal specimens
from your research animals. Our trained technicians can harvest samples and specimens (e.g., blood, tissues, etc.) from your animals and preserve them as appropriate to meet your downstream analysis.
Surgical Modification Services
Allow Taconic's highly trained surgical staff to execute surgical modifications on your animals prior to shipment, making the animals that much closer to "study ready" upon arrival at your facility. Surgical modification services
offered in both mice and rats include soft tissue and stereotaxic surgery, and vascular, brain and metabolic catheter placements.