Providing the highest quality lab animals and scientific services demands a considerable investment in the facilities, equipment, and technology to produce consistent results. Taconic Biosciences has made that investment — continually expanding and enhancing our facilities to ensure that we respond to investigators' needs for innovative models and supporting services, quickly and efficiently.
Through a network of breeding facilities and lab sites in the US and Europe, Taconic ensures easy access to precisely defined animal models, along with supporting services in areas that include GEMs Design and Surgical Services.
Taconic Corporate Offices
Albany, New York
Taconic maintains several biotechnology service facilities in Albany, New York. The Albany lab facilities are equipped to perform genotyping, SNP analysis, and molecular assays for genetically engineered models. Experienced surgeons perform a range of surgical procedures and tissue collections on commercial and contract animals. Production of humanized immune system mice occurs at this site. Microbiome-related products and services are housed in Albany. The Isolator Breeding Solutions building maintains contract mouse and rat models in isolators, providing researchers with extremely fast access to lab animals that are critical to their work.
Cambridge City, Indiana
This ten-barrier breeding facility produces select Murine Pathogen Free™ (MPF™) and Excluded Flora (EF) mice and rats in Isolated Barrier Units (IBU™). The site's Midwest location enables Taconic to accelerate the availability and delivery of critical rodent models to clients in this region of the country.
Germantown, New York
Taconic's Germantown, New York facility is the largest and most innovative maximum barrier rat and mouse breeding facility in the world, employing our unique Isolated Barrier Units (IBU™). Using this advanced technology, our Germantown site produces mice and rats at the Murine Pathogen Free™ (MPF™), Excluded Flora (EF), Defined Flora (DF), and Germ Free (GF) health standards for distribution to researchers worldwide. The facility also houses many of the foundation colonies that are the starting point for Taconic animal models at all production sites globally.
San Diego, California
This multi-room facility produces commercial and contract animals at the Murine Pathogen Free™ health standard in rooms equipped with individually ventilated cages (IVCs). Commercial animals produced at this site include Black 6, Rag2 knockout mice and the Diet Induced NASH B6. This site facilitates easy access to key models to customers on the West Coast.
Our site in Leverkusen, Germany
employs the most advanced technology to produce genetically modified models to meet the unique needs of our clients.
Taconic Biosciences GmbH
The Taconic Tornbjerg facility in Ejby, Denmark includes two separate sites that house twelve barrier rooms and an isolator facility for the production of rats and mice at the Murine Pathogen Free™ (MPF™) and Opportunist Free (OF) health standards.
The Hallingore facility in Borup, Denmark is dedicated to the barrier production of mice and rats at the MPF™ health standard, including genetically engineered mouse models and diet-induced disease models.
The Taconic laboratory in Laven, Denmark facilitates health testing on all animal models produced in Europe, as well as client-supplied animal models. Scientists at the lab also perform murine biospecimen collections, embryo cryopreservation, and embryo transfer derivations. This site also houses Scientific Program Management and Project Management groups.