The Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is an ancient mariner with a lineage that goes back 440 million years. It is an important species both for its pivotal place in the ecosystem and for its valuable use in bio-
medical applications. Much of the continued survival of the horseshoe crab can be attributed to its own inherent adaptability as well as modern-day government protection. At Charles River, we are committed to helping ensure the protection and continued population growth of this extraordinary species that contributes to the betterment of all our lives.
Horseshoe Crabs and LAL Testing: Myths vs. Facts
A Horseshoe Crab Preservation and LAL Testing Timeline
Horseshoe Crab Technical Report
Endosafe Times: History of the LAL Test
From Crab to Cartridge Poster
Limulus Lately: An Update on the American Horseshoe Crab (Chesapeake Bay Magazine, February 2008)