and Taconic Biosciences Offer Online Access to Next Generation Easi-CRISPR Technology

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Researchers can now access Taconic Easi-CRISPR rodent models on the online marketplace

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This partnership enables users to easily access innovative rodent models generated with the latest CRISPR technology., the life science industry’s leading online marketplace for outsourced research, announced today that it has partnered with Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing genetically engineered rodent model and service solutions. Pharmaceutical and biotech users of the marketplace can now purchase rodent models generated with Taconic’s using the Easi-CRISPR gene editing technology.

“Taconic Biosciences is an industry leader in the creation of custom animal models for drug research,” stated Kevin Lustig, PhD, CEO and Founder of “This partnership enables users to easily access innovative rodent models generated with the latest CRISPR technology.”

Licensed by Taconic from the University of Nebraska, Easi-CRISPR is an improved gene editing technology that allows the site-specific insertion of large exogenous DNA sequences, thereby generating knock-in rodent models for some applications more efficiently than CRISPR or standard gene targeting methods. Applied properly, it is a robust, comparatively inexpensive, and quick method for generating certain types of preclinical animal models including Cre-deleter and Flp-deleter lines, fluorescent gene expression reporter lines, cDNA knock-in lines, epitope tag lines and more.

“ is an effective method to connect with customers looking for custom model generation solutions,” commented Dr. John Couse, VP at Scientific Services of Taconic Biosciences. “Drug researchers can now connect online with Taconic experts, who will help them to determine which gene modification solution best fits their goals.”

About is the world's leading marketplace for outsourced research. The marketplace simplifies the entire research sourcing process, saving time and money and providing access to the latest innovative tools and technologies while maintaining full compliance with an organization’s procurement policies. operates private enterprise marketplaces for most of the world’s major pharmaceutical companies, VWR and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since its founding in 2007, has raised more than $33 million from Leerink Transformation Partners, 5AM Ventures, Heritage Provider Network, Bootstrap Ventures and Hollywood producer Jack Giarraputo among others. Visit to learn more.

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About Taconic Biosciences, Inc.
Taconic Biosciences is a fully-licensed, global leader in genetically engineered rodent models and services. Founded in 1952, Taconic provides the best animal solutions so that customers can acquire, custom generate, breed, precondition, test, and distribute valuable research models worldwide. Specialists in genetically engineered mouse and rat models, precision research mouse models, and integrated model design and breeding services, Taconic operates three service laboratories and six breeding facilities in the U.S. and Europe, maintains distributor relationships in Asia and has global shipping capabilities to provide animal models almost anywhere in the world.

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