WORCESTER, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2012) - Agilux Laboratories, a provider of pharmaceutical and biotech drug discovery and development research services, is pleased to announce its accreditation from the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).
Agilux received its accreditation following an extensive on-site assessment performed by representatives of the Council on Accreditation. Being awarded AAALAC accreditation provides assurance to Agilux's pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients that the company complies with the highest standards of animal care and handling, as well as its continuing commitment to provide its clients a suite of expanding, fit-for-purpose quality services. The Council specifically cited Agilux's "excellent program of laboratory animal care and use," and highlighted the company's exemplary husbandry and technical support, extensive and well-written standard operating procedures and the facilities, equipment and recent renovations in awarding full accreditation.
"We are very pleased to receive the accreditation from AAALAC, the organization that sets the worldwide standard for animal care and handling. Agilux's prides itself on its compliance with industry and regulatory guidelines and our AAALAC accreditation reflects our continued commitment to delivering 'Better Data Faster' to our clients," said Jim Jersey, president & CEO of Agilux Laboratories. "I would like to acknowledge and thank the Agilux management team and staff for their development, implementation and management of an exemplary animal care program as recognized by this 'gold standard' accreditation."
With over 70 employees and a 33,000 square foot facility, Agilux has grown to become one of the fastest growing CRO's in the Boston / Cambridge biotech hub.
About AAALAC International
AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the highest standards of humane care and treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. More than 850 companies, government agencies and other research institutions in 36 countries have been recognized by AAALAC to comply with the highest levels of animal care and handling procedures.
About Agilux Laboratories Inc.
Agilux Laboratories Inc. is a contract research organization (CRO) that offers "Better Data Faster" across a range of services supporting drug discovery, pre-clinical and clinical development. Agilux's Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetic (DMPK) services include fast turnaround In Vivo PK, LC-MS/MS bioanalysis, and In Vitro Assays. GLP LC-MS/MS bioanalytical services are offered to support pre-clinical and clinical studies. Visit us at www.agiluxlabs.com.