Environmental monitoring provides a proactive approach to identifying and excluding harmful factors that may affect the health of your animal colonies. Microbiology and PCR testing methods are employed to detect bacteria, viruses or parasites.For tests and pricing, download the Research Animal Diagnostic Services section of the US Research Models and Services Catalog.
Perform testing to determine if animals have been exposed to unwanted pathogens harbored in their drinking water. Sterility testing is especially important for facilities that house immunodeficient animals.
Water can be submitted directly from a public water source, post-filtration (or other decontaminating process), or from individual rooms at the sink and lixit level.
Sample collection details:
Sample collection details
To test flat surfaces such as facility walls and floors, RODAC™ (Replicate Organism Detection and Counting) plates may be submitted to quantify the amount of microbial colonies present in a given area. Colony enumeration allows you to judge the efficacy of your cleaning techniques. Charles River also accepts swabs for surface testing.
Monitoring your facility’s environment measures the effectiveness of your cleaning and biosecurity practices. Areas that may be screened include the surfaces of drains, walls, floors, work stations, laminar flow hoods, light switches, door handles, and washed cages. Plates and/or swabs can be used to monitor these areas of critical use.
Our professional staff members are available to review a facility floor plan and make sample site recommendations upon request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your environmental monitoring program.
Preparing an animal room to open following a microbiologic break is a daunting task. Convincing yourself that it is thoroughly decontaminated is equally difficult. A variety of environmental monitoring methods should be utilized to confirm the effectiveness of the recycling procedures.
After reviewing a facility floor plan marked with animal traffic, our professional staff members are available to point out areas of potential contamination and make sample site recommendations. Contact email@example.com to discuss your environmental monitoring program.
Available Tests and Pricing
View the Research Animal Diagnostic Services section of the US catalog.
Our professional staff members are available to speak with you regarding any aspect of your health surveillance program – contact us at 1.877.274.8371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive a cost estimate, complete our Diagnostic Services Quote Form.
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Clinical pathology data can assist you in selecting the most appropriate model for your study and can provide important information on the physiology and health of your research animals.
We are now the exclusive distributor of the TARGATT™ mouse. The TARGATT mouse is a transgenic mouse designed to produce animal models with investigator designed exogenous DNA sequences knocked-in to a specific site.
Jun 10–Jun 13
Visit us in booth #091 to learn more about our recent innovations including expanded diagnostic capabilities, a new online portal connecting clients with their colonies and a deep-rooted commitment to humane care.
May 20–May 22
Please visit Charles River tabletop #611 to discuss our full portfolio of products and services, including our Preclinical Services, as well as our Biopharmaceutical Services, which deliver client-focused solutions for the specific testing and manufacturing requirements of your biologic.
May 23–May 23
This full-day seminar encompasses selected topics from our Charles River Short Course on Laboratory Animal Science. We would like to acknowledge Michigan State University for hosting this event and extend our heartfelt thanks to guest speaker Dr. Danielle Ferguson.
This position is responsible for serving as a as a study director (SD), project scientist (PS) and/or principal investigator (PI) in the direction and execution of assigned studies in compliance with GLP regulations as they apply to the conduct of nonclinical research; coordinating all phases of the study planning process with appropriate departments; generating high-quality project plans, protocols, amendments and reports appropriate for assigned studies; reviewing, interpreting, integrating and presenting data on assigned studies; and functioning as contact for the planning and execution of sponsor interaction related to assigned studies, including proposal management and study scheduling, conduct and reporting.
This position is responsible for managing international aspects of US Federal income tax compliance; assisting with international tax planning, including identification of planning opportunities, designing and implementing plans, and transfer pricing process; overseeing quarterly ETR forecast process; and participating in the tax provision process, including assessment of tax risks, documentation of key positions, and review of non-US tax provision submissions.
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