Welcome to Charles River Laboratories Edinburgh.

We are part of Charles River Laboratories International inc, based in Wilmington Massachusetts, USA, who are an early-stage contract research organisation (CRO). Here in Scotland we have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. 

From complete IND-enabling programs to stand-alone preclinical studies, our portfolio provides a full range of in vivo and in vitro testing evaluations and regulatory support for the safety assessment of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and animal health products as well as chemicals, agrochemicals, and biocides.

By accessing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

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We are a committed community of 1300 dedicated professional striving daily to deliver our mission of making a difference to the health and well being of our fellow global citizens.

apexEach and every one of us is valued for our individual differences and the difference we make through the work we do. As a recognised Top Employer we offer long term employment security within a dynamic environment.
We invite you to explore our world by navigating through the information available here and watching our collection of informative videos and discover exactly what it is we do, why we do it and the joy of being part of the Charles River family.

Andrew Leaver

Talent Acquisition Partner


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