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Drug Research Firm Charles River Labs Expanding Charleston Operations

The Post and Courier

Pharmaceutical development firm Charles River Labs said Thursday it will expand its Charleston County operations with a $10.9 million investment expected to create 160 jobs.

The Wilmington, Mass.-based company provides products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and academic institutions with research and drug development efforts.

The company’s microbial solutions business, which was founded in Charleston, has experienced significant growth in recent years. Charles River Labs said it will build a new administrative office at its 1023 Wappoo Road location to boost the division’s manufacturing and staffing.

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