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Introducing Our New Parasitology Expert


We are pleased to welcome Dr. Andreas Lazaros Chryssafidis, DVM, DSc, to our Ireland facility staff. Dr. Chryssafidis has an extensive background in veterinary parasitology and the conduct of animal clinical trials, and brings more than 12 years of expertise to the Charles River team.

New Head of Immunology at Edinburgh


Dr. Kurt Sales has joined the team in Edinburgh as the new Head of Immunology. He brings a wealth of knowledge from both his academic and commercial experience to support clients.

Subvisible Particulate Regulations Change for Therapeutic Protein Injections


In December 2014, a new chapter in the physical tests section of the United States Pharmacopeia compendium went into effect. The new content, titled Subvisible Particulate Matter in Therapeutic Protein Injections (Chapter <787>), offers an alternative to the traditional approach detailed in Chapter <788>: Particulate Matter in Injections.

Preclinical Screening Model: Reversion of Neuropathic Pain In Vivo


We have established a comprehensive in vivo model for the assessment of neuropathic pain treatment options. This rat model of spinal nerve ligation (SNL)-induced neuropathy has been validated with several antinociceptive agents. With this data, we have demonstrated the model’s reliability for testing treatment effects.

Novel Kidney Biomarker Assays Now Available


With the emergence of sensitive novel kidney injury markers, we are excited to announce the availability of multiplexed assays to analyze these biomarkers in the urine of rats and large animals.  

Charles River France, Germany and Italy Receive AAALAC Accreditation


Charles River is proud to announce that its research model breeding and services facilities in France, Germany and Italy have recently received accreditation of their animal care and use programs from AAALAC International. Only a handful of commercial breeders in Europe have received this prestigious accreditation.

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