Charles River Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: CRL), today announced the Companyâ€™s
Shanghai facility became the first preclinical laboratory in China to receive
a Certificate of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliance from an
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member country.
The certificate acknowledges the site is operating in compliance with OECD
Principles of GLP for both toxicology and laboratory services.
The one-week inspection was conducted by the Belgian national GLP compliance
monitoring authority. In addition to an extensive facility assessment, the
inspection included an audit of three completed and two on-going studies. The
facility inspection evaluated key operations areas including: vivarium rooms,
pharmacy, analytical chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, clinical pathology,
After a thorough audit of the facility, the Belgian national GLP compliance
monitoring authority certified that Charles Riverâ€™s Shanghai facility is
operating in compliance with OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice. â€śThe
facility has best practices in place for conducting GLP studies which are
supported by sophisticated systems and a well organized site,â€ť said Mr. Guido
Jacobs, GLP Inspector, Belgium Government Scientific Institute of Public
Health, Bureau of Quality Assurance.
â€śOur China facility was established on the premise that we would provide our
clients with the same high standards of research, safety, animal welfare and
good laboratory practices that distinguish Charles River,â€ť said James C.
Foster, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Charles River. â€śAs
the first preclinical CRO to receive a Certificate of Compliance from an OECD
member country, Charles River is distinctively positioned to help our clients
develop IND-enabling programs at our Shanghai facility. This certification
marks a significant milestone in our commitment to strategically partner with
our clients globally to accelerate their drug development programs.â€ť
Charles Riverâ€™s Shanghai facility has also received accreditation from the
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
(AAALAC), the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and the Shanghai
Laboratory Animal Commission (SLAC). Additional details of these regulatory
milestones are outlined in the press release â€śCharles River Shanghai Facility
Receives AAALAC, CCAC and SLAC Accreditations.â€ť