Our senior veterinary pathologists have actively participated in formal quality assessment and peer review programs since 1982. With over 100 pathologists, Charles River Laboratories employs the largest assembly of pathologists in the contract research industry, offering multidisciplinary expertise for all types of drugs, biologics, chemicals, and devices. We perform a wide array of routine and specialized pathology services either in support of in vivo studies performed at our sites or as a standalone service. Our anatomic and clinical pathologists are recognized experts in toxicologic pathology, from investigative to regulatory studies for pharma, agrochemical and animal health, carcinogenesis research and testing, and diagnostic pathology.
In addition to our unique pathology support, we provide the most flexible product-specific and therapeutic area resources in the nonclinical testing arena. Clients benefit from our unique ability to integrate services such as consulting, program design, and regulatory guidance into their research, efficacy, and safety programs. Standardization of laboratory procedures and stringent quality control measures ensure consistency and accuracy. We apply technical and scientific expertise to every project, from routine procedures to highly specialized analyses, assays, biomarker development, and scientific consultation. Our activities and evaluations are conducted in compliance with international regulatory standards and designed to meet the evolving requirements for developing products worldwide.