Charles River South San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay area, known as the birthplace of biotechnology, is a vibrant region supporting the diverse needs of nearly 1,400 life science and biotech companies. As an end-to-end contract research organization, Charles River’s South San Francisco facility is a key resource for members of this scientific community.

Capabilities and Expertise:

Our South San Francisco site focuses on the comprehensive early assessment of ADME properties via rapid pharmacokinetic screening and non-GLP bioanalysis, but its connection to a global network gives clients seamless access to additional services to address the needs of basic research through market approval and beyond.

The Charles River South San Francisco location is also a source of dedicated neuroscience support. Our on-site team of neuroscience researchers partner with clients to advance developments in the treatment of neurologic disorders, offering expertise in disease pathophysiology sophisticated technologies like microdialysis and EEG testing.


Charles River opened its second Accelerator and Development Lab CRADL™ facility in January of 2020. Like its counterpart in Cambridge, MA, CRADL™ West provides flexible, turnkey vivarium rental space supported by our own technical, vivarium, and veterinary expertise. Virtual biotechs and large organizations alike can extend their research capabilities through vivarium rentals that eliminate the prohibitive cost of infrastructure. Available in short-or long-term contracts, CRADL™ sets no time limits for vivarium rentals; space can be privately occupied or shared with partners as a low-cost solution for start-up or pilot research projects.

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CRADL™ South San Francisco, CA

Charles River Accelerator and Development Lab (CRADL™ West) is our newest turnkey vivarium to support the critical research being done in the hub of South San Francisco’s biotech alley. CRADL™ West is designed to provide flexible, turnkey vivarium rental space supported by Charles River’s technical, vivarium, and veterinary expertise for researchers looking to divert more time and resources to their research.

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