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2022-05-11
Taconic Biosciences appoints Nomura Siam as distributor in India for all Taconic animal models

Improving access to critical rodent models for researchers in India

Taconic Biosciences, the global leader in animal model solutions for drug development, has appointed Nomura Siam International Co., Ltd (NSI), the authorized distributor of laboratory animals and related products, as the preferred distributor in India.

India makes a significant contribution to the global production of medicines and vaccines and its research and development in the field of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology is expected to experience real growth over the next decade. To support this, Indian scientists need advanced mouse and rat models for pharmacokinetic studies and evaluation of drug toxicity and safety. Research in all therapeutic areas requires genetically modified models (GMMs). In addition, mice with humanized immune systems are essential for immuno-oncology and other applications.

The Taconic portfolio includes approximately 4,700 mouse and rat models, including widely used standard strains, immunodeficiency models and proprietary MGMs. Taconic is also a world leader in the breeding of mice with human immune systems. Taconic’s industry-leading quality systems, genetic integration, and globally harmonized animal health standards enhance the reproducibility of studies, while a flexible licensing approach reduces barriers to accessing valuable GMOs.

Based in Thailand, NSI is known for its focus on quality and customer service. The company’s new agreement with Taconic significantly increases access to MGMs for preclinical researchers in India and enables NSI to offer a full range of solutions for this market.

“To date, the selection and availability of rodent models has been somewhat limited in India. We are confident that this partnership will provide the growing Indian pharmaceutical industry with access to the most advanced and high-quality animal models available globally,” said Dr. Michael Seiler, Vice President of Commercial Products in tachonic. “We truly believe this partnership will assist Taconic in its desire to accelerate new treatments vital to the global community.”

“Taconic’s range of advanced mouse models fills a huge gap in the Indian market,” commented Taichiro Kamiya, President of the National Institute of Statistics. “Through our frequent sharing of information and optimizing the logistics process, we will provide Indian users with faster and easier access to MGMs.”

To learn more about Taconic’s complete range of animal model solutions, please call 1-888-TACONIC (888-822-6642) in the United States, +45 70 23 04 05 in Europe, or email – info@taconic.com.

About Taconic Biosciences, Inc.
Taconic Biosciences is a global company fully licensed in genetically modified rodent models and services. Founded in 1952, Taconic offers best-in-class animal solutions so customers can source, generate, custom generate, breed, preconfigure, test and distribute valuable models worldwide. Specializing in transgenic mouse and rat models, the microbiome, immuno-oncology mouse models, integrated model design and breeding services, Taconic operates service laboratories and breeding facilities in the United States and Europe, maintains distribution relationships in Asia and has global shipping capabilities to supply animal models anywhere approx in the world.

About Nomura Siam International Co., Ltd. (National Institute of Statistics)
Nomura Siam International Limited, located in Bangkok, Thailand, was jointly established in 2012 by CLEA Japan, Inc. and Nomura Jimusho, Inc. As a comprehensive resource in the field of laboratory animals. As a standardized service provider, NSI not only markets laboratory animals but also operates a wide range of related products, including animal husbandry, experimental and environmental enrichment equipment, as well as preclinical research consulting services and laboratory animal site design.

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