Taconic Biosciences Participates in Second Rodent Research Reference Mission to the International Space Station

Posted by: | September 10, 2023 | Comments

Resulting Studies Will Provide Critical Reference Data to Drive Advancements in Human Health

Rensselaer, NY — September 3, 2023 - Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing genetically engineered animal model solutions, announces its participation in the second Rodent Research Reference (RRR) mission to the International Space Station.

Taconic has a history with NASA dating back to 1985. While previous NASA programs were collaborations with academic and/or commercial organizations to study a particular biological function to advance their own research, the RRR missions are agnostic. This project represents a direct collaboration between the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Bioserve Space Technologies with support from the Leidos Corporation, and Taconic. These research models are not tied to a specific study, but rather provide critical reference data to researchers beyond the space program, expanding their impact. ISS and Taconic solicited requests for proposals (RFPs) in March 2019 seeking scientists who would like to access the specimens from this mission.

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