Charles River Laboratories to Expand Vivarium Capacity in Cambridge

The planned expansion will expand the capacity of the Charles River Accelerator and Development Lab (CRADL).

Charles River Laboratories announced a planned expansion of the Charles River Accelerator and Development Lab (CRADL) in Cambridge, Mass., on Oct. 20, 2021. In addition to a 30,000 ft² expansion to its existing facilities on Binney Street, a new 18,000 ft² location is being planned.

CRADL is a ready-to-use vivarium rental space used in various animal studies that is intended to eliminate concerns of animal husbandry and daily vivarium management. CRADL also provides access to Charles River’s existing portfolio of in-vivo support services such as transgenic model creation, animal health surveillance, and more.

“In the biopharmaceutical industry, both infrastructure and staffing can be prohibitively expensive and take significant time to develop,” said Julie Freebersyser, director of CRADL operations at Charles River, in a company press release. “CRADL alleviates that burden by providing best-in-class vivarium space and management to both emerging and established institutions. By outsourcing their vivarium space, researchers can focus on research, instead of logistics.”

Source: Charles River