Hemodialysis can sustain the life of a patient. However, it can cause life-threatening issues if the treatment water is contaminated. Charles River offers comprehensive QC testing solutions to dialysis facilities to help improve the safety and quality of the water used in dialysis treatments delivered to their patients. Patients trust therapy to be administered safely; their lives depend on precision and sensitivity in your testing procedures.

Rapid Testing Systems

    Our rapid test methods improve sample management, decrease testing time and accelerate production.

    We offer a line of single-step testing systems that include assays for quick and quantitative endotoxin analysis, glucan contamination testing and gram identification right at the point of sample collection.

    Endosafe® nexgen-PTS™
    Endosafe® Nexus™

Technical Services Lab

    Our technical services laboratory can support you with performing your critical tests to help streamline the process to final product release. By partnering with Charles River, you can be confident that our experienced specialists can help improve the compliance and efficiency of your endotoxin testing program and help you to achieve control, consistency and precision in your laboratory. Our labs offer a variety of cGMP testing and support services and are FDA registered as of December 2009.

    • Product validation programs
    LAL proficiency testing program
    • Regulatory compliance consultation
    • Methods development
    • On-site training
    • Reader/software qualification
    • Product release/stability testing
    • Sample preparation
    • Routine endotoxin detection for non-release applications
    • SOP and protocol writing

    For more information on how our experts can identify which technology is right for your lab and assist with troubleshooting technical issues, click here.

Microbial Testing Services

    Monitor your renal care center against bacterial contamination.

    Data gathered from a well-designed and executed environmental monitoring (EM) program provide critical information for tracking and trending on a routine basis. Accurate and consistent species-level identifications result in more confidence in the control of your environment.


Customer Service

    The focus of the Charles River Microbial Solutions division is to exceed your expectations by providing microbial testing services with exceptional quality, accuracy and reliability.

    As your strategic partner, we have purposely designed processes to help you every step of the way. Wherever you need us, we can be a flexible, efficient and cost-effective extension of your internal quality control laboratory. Contact us for more information about our services and to learn how we can help you.

The Horseshoe Crab

    Limulus polyphemus, known as the Atlantic horseshoe crab, is an ancient mariner with a lineage that dates back 440 million years. As keepers of the environment, we have a responsibility to preserve, protect and live harmoniously with the animals that share our planet. As a source of critical proteins that detect the presence of endotoxins in products and instruments used by humans, the Atlantic horseshoe crab has long been treasured by the biopharmaceutical industry.

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