Envigo facilities earn AAALAC accreditation

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Envigo acquired its research models business nearly two years ago. (Image: iStock/anyaivanova)
Envigo acquired its research models business nearly two years ago. (Image: iStock/anyaivanova)

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Envigo has announced that its sites in Bresso, Italy and Wyton, UK have earned their accreditation from the lab animal treatment watchdog, AAALAC.

According to the company, the two facilities have been granted full accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International Council.

As Outsourcing-Pharma.com previously reported​, the company’s Horst, Netherlands-based site received accreditation earlier this year. At the time, the AALAC commented on Envigo’s “efforts to achieve a quality animal care and use program​.”

As part of these efforts, the company has made investments in people, processes, and facilities since its acquisition of its research models business nearly two years ago.

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According to the Envigo, recent developments at its Bresso, site in Italy demonstrate the quality improvement programs that are now in place throughout Envigo breeding facilities.

The ISO:9001-2008 certified site includes a contract breeding services area, an assisted reproductive technologies laboratory, and a health monitoring laboratory for microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology testing.

The facility also features quarantine and embryo transfer areas and a customer research space.

Recently, the facility’s contract breeding services area was expanded and new laboratory management software installed. Other improvements have been made to the health monitoring laboratory, which now offers fully validated PCR and immunology tests.

Dr. Paul Brooker, President of Contract Research and Research and Models Services in Europe commented: “The AAALAC accreditation of Wyton and Bresso is great news and demonstrates the high standards we set for animal welfare and quality at Envigo​.”

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