We are a global provider of solutions that advance the drug discovery and development process,
offering leading-edge products and services which are designed to enable our clients to
bring drugs to the market faster and more efficiently. Charles River's customer base includes
a broad range of small, medium and large pharmaceutical and biotechnology
companies - including all of the major companies - and many government agencies
and leading hospitals and academic institutions.
Charles River Laboratories India Pvt. Ltd. provides products and services related
to Endotoxin & Microbial Detection.
Our in vitro (non-animal) business is a leading producer and distributor of endotoxin testing
kits, reagents, software, accessories, instruments and associated services to pharmaceutical
and biotechnology companies worldwide. The primary use of endotoxin testing is for FDA-required
lot release testing of medical devices and injectable drugs. Endotoxin testing uses a reagent
made from the blood of the horseshoe crab. The process of extracting blood is generally not
harmful to the crabs, which are subsequently returned to their natural ocean environment.
We are a market leader and innovator in endotoxin testing and have developed the next generation
of the endotoxin testing platform, known as the Endosafe Portable Testing System (Endosafe®-PTS™).
The PTS™ is a portable testing platform which allows endotoxin testing in the field, affording
researchers accurate and timely results outside of the laboratory. The PTS™ can also be used for
non-regulated applications, ranging from drug research and development to environmental monitoring.
The endotoxin test is the first and only major FDA-validated in vitro alternative to an animal model
test. We are committed to being the leader in providing our customers with in vitro alternatives as
these methods become scientifically validated and commercially feasible towards that goal.
In India the products and services offered are limited to Endotoxin and Microbial Detection to
begin with. However, we are in the process of bringing to you the products related to Research
Animal Diagnostic Services through the Charles River Laboratories India Pvt. Ltd. which will be
followed by other world class products and services of Charles River. It would be our pleasure
to attend to any queries pertaining to the entire portfolio of Charles River Laboratories.