From its convenient West Coast location and through its ongoing innovation, SNBL USA promotes premium preclinical services to the drug development industry
SNBL USA,the experts in nonhuman primate (NHP) toxicology, has expanded its social housing program with the addition of new enrichment tunnels and NHP European–compliant group housing capabilities. These expansions, combined with the stress-reducing benefits of its patented procedure cage, makes SNBL USA the best choice for NHP toxicology studies.
Vertical enrichment tunnels permit animals to be socially housed in groups of three or four in standard housing rooms throughout SNBL USA's facility. The tunnels give the animals additional space to move and express their natural behaviors, while providing SNBL USA the flexibility to run multiple, odd-numbered study groups seamlessly.
In addition to the enrichment tunnels, SNBL USA maintains a dedicated group housing room that allows for the conduct of GLP-compliant toxicology studies in an environment that exceeds current European standards for NHP housing. This housing conforms to the NC3Rs recommendations for animal care and use, and was specifically designed to allow studies to be performed under environmental conditions that are European compliant. The cages can house four to six animals per cage, contain multiple perches and toys, and include solid flooring to provide opportunity for natural foraging behaviors.
The SNBL-patented procedure cage can attach directly to the home cages and is used to move animals or conduct study-related procedures with minimal disruption. The SNBL procedure cage eliminates the need for hand catching or pole and collar restraint, thus providing a less stressful environment for the animals and a safer environment for the staff who work directly with them.
"SNBL USA is committed to providing high quality animal care and premium NHP toxicology services," said SNBL USA Director of Laboratory Animal Resources David Reim, DVM, MS, DACLAM. "This commitment requires ongoing assessment of all aspects of our animal care program, including social housing. When we identify improvement opportunities, especially as they relate to animal care, we take appropriate actions to provide the best environment possible resulting in the highest quality data."
"With the recent reductions of NHP facilities in the western states, there may be sponsors searching for a West Coast facility that can provide EU-compliant NHP housing for their studies," said Mark Crane, vice president of business development. "Our expanded social housing program, together with our patented procedure cage, makes SNBL the CRO of choice for NHP studies."
For additional information regarding SNBL's social housing program or toxicology services in general, please contact SNBL at 425.322.1950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SNBL USA, Ltd.
Headquartered in Everett, Washington, SNBL USA, Ltd. offers a unique range of safety assessment services to fulfill its commitment to help free patients from suffering. Managed and operated by a team world renowned for its wide-ranging NHP experience and expertise, SNBL offers programs ranging from regulatory toxicology to customized study designs. SNBL's specialized capabilities include safety assessment of biologics, reproductive toxicology, cardiovascular, respiratory and CNS pharmacology, immunotoxicology and carcinogenicity. SNBL USA's state-of-the-art facility can house nearly 4,000 NHPs, and its in-house colony ensures a quick study start. Through a commitment to investment and excellence, SNBL USA strives to offer the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries unparalleled quality in both science and service. For additional information, call 425.407.0121 or visit www.snblusa.com.
SNBL USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd. (SNBL), one of the largest CROs in Japan. With its multiple worldwide facilities and countless skilled and experienced scientists and technicians, SNBL Group works together in providing a full range of drug development services.
Michelle Taylor, MA, 425-322-1950