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.

We are happy to announce that the state of art Accugenix facility has been established at Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. This facility will provide Microbial Identification Services to the Indian sub-continent.