Leading contract research organization achieves regulatory milestones
WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2009--
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: CRL), today announced the
Company’s new Shanghai facility received accreditation from the
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
(AAALAC), the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and the Shanghai
Laboratory Animal Commission (SLAC). The AAALAC, CCAC and SLAC
accreditations confirm Charles River’s ability to provide clients with
superior service in a regulatory compliant environment.
“These three accreditations are a milestone in Charles River’s strategy
to create a Center of Excellence in China,” said James C. Foster,
President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Charles River. “As
the leading international CRO with GLP capabilities in China, we are
replicating the Company’s high standards of research, safety, humane
care and laboratory best practices that globally distinguish Charles
AAALAC Recognizes Humane Care of Research Models
AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes
the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary
accreditation and assessment programs. More than 770 companies,
universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research
institutions in 31 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation,
demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and use.
The Charles River AAALAC report highlighted the Shanghai facility’s
strong commitment to its animal care and use program, the
state-of-the-art facility and equipment, as well as the dedicated and
highly trained staff.
CCAC Acknowledges Veterinary Services
The CCAC is the Canadian national organization responsible for setting
and maintaining standards for the care and use of animals in science.
The Charles River Shanghai CCAC report highlighted the facility’s
commendable Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC),
outstanding veterinary services, as well as its institutional education
and training programs.
SLAC Praises Animal Welfare Policies
SLAC is the Shanghai regulatory body responsible for the daily
administration and supervision of animals in medical research. In the
SLAC audit, Charles River was commended for its excellent animal welfare
policies and procedures, comprehensive emergency plan and training
About Charles River
Accelerating Drug Development. Exactly. Charles River provides essential
products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology
companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around
the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Our
approximately 8,500 employees worldwide are focused on providing clients
with exactly what they need to improve and expedite the discovery,
development through first-in-human evaluation, and safe manufacture of
new therapies for the patients who need them. To learn more about our
unique portfolio and breadth of services, visit www.criver.com.
Source: Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
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