Environmental Fate (eFate) Studies

Charles River can support the eFate needs of your pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, chemical, agrochemical, biocide or food additive development program in our modern, open-plan, flexible laboratories using soils, sediments and natural waters sourced from sites worldwide. The viability (biomass) of each test system is verified (if applicable) prior to study initiation.

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Environmental Fate Studies

  • Aerobic and anaerobic degradation in soil and aquatic sediment systems
  • Mineralization in surface water
  • Soil adsorption-desorption/mobility
  • Hydrolytic stability
  • Photolytic stability (soil and aqueous)
  • Sludge adsorption/desorption
  • Radiolabeled or nonradiolabeled

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