Charles River expands contract vivarium space on West Coast

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Charles River Laboratories has added five new Charles River Accelerator and Development Lab (CRADL) locations in California and Washington. 

CRADL provides flexible, turnkey vivarium rental space supported by Charles River’s technical and veterinary support expertise in key biohubs. This allows clients to start new projects, accelerating the early stage of research.

As part of the recent acquisition of Explora Biolabs, the company is adding two additional facilities in San Diego, to better serve the Sorrento Valleyand Torrey Pines neighborhoods, and opening its first facility to serve Seattle. 

CRADL has also added additional facilities in South San Francisco and a new location in Thousand Oaks.

Explora BioLabs and CRADL allow clients to launch or expand their drug research programs, with access to Charles River’s complete portfolio of integrated drug discovery and non-clinical development resources.

Explora BioLabs and CRADL operate a combined 27 vivarium facilities, providing over 370,000 square feet of turnkey rental capacity in key biohubs, including Massachusetts, California, Washington, Shanghai and London.

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