Harlan Doubles Number of Isolators at Two US Research Facilities

By Zachary Brennan

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CRO Harlan Laboratories has more than doubled the number of isolators at its Indianapolis and Livermore, Calif., research facilities to meet client demand for immunocompromised animal models.

The California and Indianapolis expansions are part of Harlan’s strategic multi-million dollar global expansion effort​,” Brad Booze, Director of Global Marketing at Harlan, told us. “The expansion supports growing customer demand, worldwide business growth, and biosecurity enhancements​.”

The environmentally controlled breeding isolators are supported by individual air supply and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filtered air handling to ensure the integrity of the animals housed within each isolator, the company said. The facilities also feature the new equipment and biosecurity measures including a watering system with automatic flushing to help prevent the unwanted proliferation of organisms, as well as a redundant backup power system for the whole building.

"We designed the facilities with a dual purpose - animal care and sustainability. We have incorporated energy efficient lighting and water systems, as well as designed workflows to support our biosecurity practices​," said Mike Lipke, global VP of operations at Harlan. "We are very proud of these two additions to the Harlan network and look forward to our ability to meet increasing customer demand from these state-of-the-art facilities​."

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