At Charles River, we are sincere in our mission to excel in the science that helps create healthier lives. The global Biologic Testing Solutions organization is continuing to expand our laboratories to provide the specialized services we offer our clients with the reliability, accuracy, and speed they expect. Earlier this year, we announced planned expansion in Pennsylvania. We are happy to report progress is well underway.
The construction at the new Wayne site, which began in August 2018, is moving quickly toward completion. We obtained the occupancy permit in December 2018, and the pace of the move is now accelerating. We have begun to set up equipment and will be moving our talented employees into new, expanded space in Q1 of 2019.
Once the construction phase is complete, we will begin a three-phased approach to bring our laboratories in Wayne on-line, without interruption to services. We expect the move to continue throughout 2019.
See our original announcement for more details.
Additional Expansion in Edinburgh
In the coming months, our Biologics team in Scotland will move from the existing Tranent, Edinburgh site to Riccarton, Edinburgh. Just 17 miles from Tranent, the expansion into Riccarton will greatly increase capacity to deliver GMP testing services, with more than double the current square footage of the Tranent’s laboratory and office space. Our experienced staff will transition services to the new location over the course of approximately 12 months, as we continue to apprise clients of progress.
If you have any questions about new or existing facilities, the transition process, or available services for your product, please contact us at [email protected].