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 U.S. and Europe, Taconic ensures easy access to precisely defined animal models, along with supporting services in areas that include GEMs Design and Surgical Services.
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Albany, New York
Taconic maintains several biotechnology service facilities in Albany, New York. The Albany lab facilities are equipped to perform genotyping, SNP analysis, biochemical analysis, and molecular assays of genetically engineered models. Maximum barrier animal labs perform surgical modifications such as brain and vessel cannulations and create many disease-specific models. The Isolator Breeding Solutions building houses 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 eight-barrier breeding facility produces select Murine Pathogen Free™ (MPF™), Restricted Flora™ (RF™) and Excluded Flora (EF) mice and rats using the same Isolated Barrier Unit System™ (IBUS™) and Standard Operating Procedures as our Germantown production facility. 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 Unit System (IBUS™). Using this advanced technology, our Germantown site produces mice and rats at the Murine Pathogen Free™ (MPF™), Restricted Flora™ (RF™), Excluded Flora (EF), Defined Flora (DF), and Germ Free (GF) health standards for distribution to researchers worldwide. The facility also houses many of the genetic foundation colonies that are the starting point for Taconic animal models at all of our production sites globally.
Our site in Cologne, Germany
employs the most advanced technology to produce genetically modified models to meet the unique needs of our clients. Scientists in Cologne use industry-leading technology in the areas of mouse genetics and genomics to custom generate models to meet precise research requirements. Innovative technologies used at our Cologne facility include CRISPR/Cas9 mediated gene editing and targeted gene disruption/deletion (such as constitutive knockout and conditional knockout) and targeted gene modification or replacement (such as constitutive/conditional knock in, targeted transgenesis, and gene knockdown in vivo
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The Taconic Tornbjerg facility in Ejby, Denmark includes two separate sites that house eight barrier rooms and two isolator facilities 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 rats at the MPF™ health standard. This modern facility uses a Central Processing Area to sterilize supplies for multiple barrier units.
The Taconic laboratory in Laven, Denmark performs health testing on all animal models produced in Europe, as well as client-supplied animal models. Scientists at the lab also perform genotyping, cesarean sections, surgery, embryo cryopreservation, and embryo transfer derivations.
Himmelbjergvej 131, Laven