WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                FORM 8-K
                              CURRENT REPORT
                  PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                     SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

    Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 29, 2005

                            TECHNE CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

       Minnesota                     0-17272             41-1427402
(State or Other Jurisdiction       (Commission         I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)                  File Number)      Identification No.)

                614 Mckinley Place NE
                   Minneapolis, MN                       55413
       (Address of Principal Executive Offices)       (Zip Code)

     Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (612) 379-8854

                              Not Applicable
      (Former Name or Former Address, if changed since Last Report)

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Item 5.02  Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of
           Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

Effective November 29, 2005, Dr. Charles A. Dinarello was elected to the Board 
of Directors of Techne Corporation (the "Company") and to the Nominations and 
Governance Committee of the Board. In connection with his service on the 
Company's Board and the Nominations and Governance Committee, Dr. Dinarello will
receive annual cash compensation and stock options pursuant to the Company's 
director compensation policy.  

Dr. Dinarello was not named as director pursuant to any arrangement or 
understanding with any third person.  There is not currently, nor has there been
in the past, any transaction with the Company or any of its subsidiaries or 
affiliates in which Dr. Dinarello has or had a direct or an indirect material 

On November 29, 2005, the Company issued a press release announcing the election
of Dr. Dinarello to the Company's Board of Directors.  The press release is 
attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

     (d) Exhibits

        99.1   Press Release dated November 29, 2005.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: November 30, 2005               TECHNE CORPORATION
                                      By: /s/ Thomas E. Oland
                                      Name: Thomas E. Oland
                                      Title: President and Chief
                                        Executive Officer

                          EXHIBIT INDEX

    Exhibit No. Description
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       99.1     Press release of Techne Corporation dated November 29, 2005.