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Taconic Biosciences Expands Immuno-oncology Animal Model PortfolioCritical Jh Syngeneic Tumor Model Host Now Available on a B6 BackgroundGlobeNewswireJanuary 18, 2021RENSSELAER, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing drug discovery animal model solutions, announces an expansion of its immuno-oncology portfolio. Immuno-oncology is a leading research priority because it uses the body’s own immune system to effectively treat some types of cancer. Syngeneic tumor animal models play a critical role because they use standard inbred mice that have a competent immune system, which is required to evaluate immune-modulating therapies. These models are engrafted with mouse tumors derived from the same strain background; this genetic similarity between tumor and host prevents the host from rejecting the tumor.