About Us

Our passion comes from our commitment to helping you help others.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guides us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.

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    About Us

    With 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving your product’s unique challenges. Our focus on timeliness and accuracy in every stage of development means you can count on reliable, reproducible results – every step of the way.

    • Founded: 1947
    • Headquarters: Wilmington, MA
    • Employees: 18,400+ worldwide
    • Revenue: $2.92 billion in FY2020
    • Ownership: Publicly traded (CRL)
    • Customers: Leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, government, and academic organizations around the world
    • Service Areas: Basic research, discovery, safety and efficacy, clinical support, and manufacturing



    AAALACAnimals in Research

    Animals are essential to our understanding of disease progression and biological mechanisms as well as drug safety and efficacy.

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    Eureka Science Blog Community

    Eureka is the premier blog for the CRO industry. Launched by Charles River Labs in 2012, the site is a way for scientists to connect and share big ideas on the cutting edge bench science driving drug discovery and development.

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    Careers at Charles River

    For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe.

    Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform.

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