Some of the most serious health problems of our time, such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis and hormonal disturbances, are endocrine and metabolic related. The growing recognition of these health problems, and their associated risks, increases our need for effective research, drug development and treatment. An essential component of developing new diagnostics, therapies and medicines in this therapeutic area is understanding the fundamental mechanisms of disease at the molecular level, with special interest in the different classes of hormone.
Combining our scientific, technical and regulatory strengths, Charles River has significant expertise in endocrine research and metabolic disorders. Our experience involves extensive collaborations with industry experts and academic centers that have a broad spectrum of test articles for the treatment of various diseases and their associated complications. From early research and discovery to preclinical testing, we have a wide range of products and services to help support your endocrine and metabolic efforts.