Scientific Services

Taconic is the only fully integrated laboratory animal provider harmonizing industry-leading custom model generation and colony management solutions. Our end-to-end approach encompasses every lifecycle stage of your genetically engineered model, from design to scaled production to reliable study cohort distribution. Taconic brings expert planning and agile project management to deliver the right model, with the right specifications, at the right time to accelerate your timelines and drive your research forward.

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Taconic's Complete Solution

Your Single Partner for Model Generation and Colony Management

Colony Management Services

Taconic Biosciences has brought innovation to mouse and rat colony management for decades.

Over the past decade, research has increased in complexity requiring specialized experience in model generation, colony management, and project management to facilitate discovery while maintaining efficient resource usage.

Maintaining this wealth of expertise and the associated resources in-house can be cost-prohibitive and challenging, resulting in the need to rely on external partners for colony management and model generation. Despite the ever-changing needs of researchers, contract colony management services have primarily remained the same, failing to meet the demands of modern research while maintaining a classic fee-for-service structure that places all risk on the researcher. 

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Our colony management team has supervised and completed breeding projects and offers with professional services such as animal breeding and husbandry, rederivation and RapidEXPANSION™, cryopreservation and cryorecovery, project management, as well as genotyping and genetic analysis.
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Custom Model Generation

Design precise, translatable, genetically engineered animal models for preclinical research and drug discovery.

Taconic Biosciences' globally recognized scientific project managers support your custom model design project from design to delivery:

  • PhD Scientific Program Managers individually supervise each project to support your research goals.
  • Taconic's geneticists, embryologists, molecular biologists, and preclinical scientists are on hand to consult on each stage of the process.
  • Taconic's extensive experience in outsourced, in vivo project management assures on-time, on-budget delivery of your animal model.

Developing the Right Model to Deliver the Right Results:

  • Multiple genetic modification platforms provide flexibility: CRISPR, ES Cell, Pronuclear Injection
  • Fully licensed provider of model generation services, one of few companies in the world licensed to work on rats and mice, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Comprehensive, high-throughput platforms for qualitative and quantitative genotyping & profiling
  • Capacity to produce animals at five health standards including germ-free (GF) for microbiota studies
  • Embryology capabilities for the RapidEXPANSION™ service result in up to four-fold reduction in breeding timelines

All animal operations are overseen by board-certified veterinarians and the standing Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

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Explore custom animal model solution options designed and engineered to fit the specific needs of your research program
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Microbiome & Germ-Free

The influence of the microbiome is redefining drug discovery in nearly every area of research, and Taconic Biosciences is leading the way. As the only comprehensive provider of microbiome products and services, and with over 50 years of experience in the field, Taconic's microbiome platform is an essential resource for any drug discovery program.

With the introduction of the TruBIOME® service, Taconic has captured our unique suite of microbiome products and services into a first-of-its-kind solution: the generation and maintenance of gnotobiotic mice with defined, proprietary, custom microbiome profiles.

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Taconic Biosciences has years of experience producing and working with germ-free animals. Let us help you with your particular situation.
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Part of Taconic Biosciences’ commitment to providing exactly what our clients need includes a complete array of surgical services, including cannulations and surgical models. With a highly trained surgical team directly overseen by a ACLAM board-certified veterinarian, we adhere to high ethical and quality standards.

  • All surgical procedures are performed by highly trained surgeons with oversight by ACLAM board-certified veterinary staff
    • Surgical staff is certified through professional organizations including the AALAS and the Academy of Surgical Research
    • Quality metrics are regularly monitored for each surgeon
  • Anesthetic and analgesic use is reviewed by Taconic's IACUC and veterinary staff
  • Each animal is monitored daily to assure complete recovery prior to shipment
  • Only animals meeting specifications are shipped
  • Quality metrics for procedures are continuously reviewed to drive reductions in animal numbers and to refine practices

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Taconic Biosciences has a complete array of surgical services, including cannulations and surgical models.

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Animal Breeding & Husbandry

Flexible housing options with cross-functional expertise to create a custom breeding program for each customer.

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Cryopreservation and Cryorecovery provide risk management for your colonies, cost savings, and support for the principle of animal welfare.

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Genotyping and Genetic Analysis

Taconic Biosciences' Genetics Sciences team perform state-of-the-art molecular characterization assays throughout the breeding of every colony to ensure that animal model integrity and quality are maintained.

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Project Management

From proposal development to project close, every project is managed according to project management best practices with you, the client, as a partner in the process.
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Taconic Biosciences' model generation team has produced about 5,000 models in the last 15 years, developing a globally-recognized reputation for advancing the work of in vivo researchers. Our scientific program managers are here to help you navigate the complexities of model generation.

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