Vimal Patel joined Charles River Laboratories as Director of Laboratory Sciences in Reno, NV this January. Prior to joining CRL, he was Scientific Director for Bioanalytical Services for Eurofins, where he led the bioanalytical laboratory in St. Charles, MO. He has extensive expertise in developing and executing pharmacokinetic, immunogenicity, and biomarker assays in a GXP environment and in laboratory operations. In addition to his business development position at Icon PLC, Vimal spent 10 years at Amgen as a scientist focused on large molecule bioanalysis. There, he developed and validated assays and provided scientific oversight of large molecule and biomarker outsourcing in the PKDM group.