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Taconic joins IMPC as Corporate Sponsor

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 the scientific vision of the IMPC to determine the function of every gene in the mouse genome. The IMPC recently released a call for industrial partnerships for industry to work with the IMPC at a variety of levels. As a result Taconic has become the first corporate sponsor of IMPC. The call for partners is still open and IMPC welcomes further industrial partners and sponsors to support the efforts of IMPC.

Taconic desires to support the IMPC’s worldwide efforts, namely producing knockout mice, conducting phenotyping of each line, and making those lines readily available to the research community for use in basic scientific research and the generation of new models for human disease. Taconic can support the IMPC in two essential ways: by offering mouse models with stable and genetically consistent backgrounds, and by offering advanced breeding technologies to IMPC members and the research community in order to have fast and easy access to study-ready cohorts of mice.

Among others, Taconic offers its C57BL/6NTac mouse, a standard background for genetically modified models and the genetic background of a considerable number of KO mice produced for phenotyping by IMPC. This partnership will allow IMPC to gain information and access to Taconic’s capabilities in generating study ready cohorts of mice from ES cells, as well as advanced embryology services and breeding support, drawing on its 60-year history as a leader in mouse breeding.

See enclosed document for further information on the partnership and Taconic.


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