Shanghai ChemPartner's Animal Facility Awarded AAALAC Accreditation
Shanghai ChemPartner, a China-based contract research organization and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ShangPharma, has announced that its animal facility has received accreditation from the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International.
AAALAC International is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. As a result of an extensive on-site evaluation, AAALAC determined that Shanghai ChemPartner's animal facility is committed to the highest level of animal care and research practices. AAALAC noted the following in its official approval letter: "The Shanghai ChemPartner management and staff are commended for providing sound facilities and programs for the care and use of laboratory animals. Especially noteworthy were the strong administrative commitment to the program, as evidenced by the financial support for the three well maintained, state-of-the-art animal facilities and equipment, as well as the highly capable and qualified animal resources staff; the active, conscientious, capable and very knowledgeable Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); the knowledgeable and experienced animal care and use staff; the dedication of a team who worked extremely well together to ensure responsible and appropriate animal care and use; the excellent documentation (Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines) and records, with attention to detail and completeness; and the good animal health. Therefore, FULL ACCREDITATION is awarded."
"The AAALAC accreditation comes as a result of our efforts in expanding service capabilities from chemistry to preclinical drug development including in vivo pharmacology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) and toxicology," commented Michael Hui, founder and CEO of ChemPartner. "We are pleased to receive such high praise from the leading independent world body on the care and use of laboratory animals. We are confident of being an industry leader with the endorsement of AAALAC."