Harlan Laboratories announced the site of its first research model breeding facility in India. The new facility will be located in the Genome Valley Alexandria Technology Park in Hyderabad.
Harlan has provided research models to the Indian market for 10 years and has developed strong relationships with many leading life-science researchers. Opening a SOPF breeding facility in this market represents the next step in Harlan’s continuing growth initiatives and commitment to the research community in India.
“Harlan supplies research models to more than 60 percent of the Indian research market and has a large concentration of customers in the Hyderabad-Bangalore region,” said Stuart Frith, global vice president of business development. “Opening this facility will allow us to better serve our current customers and increase our global presence within the Indian market.”
According to Joe Meyer, vice president of global commercial pperations, Harlan Laboratories, the time is right for Harlan to open a research model production facility in India.
“Life science research in India continues to expand and the need for high-quality models continues to grow,” said Meyer. “Having a physical presence in the region will yield numerous benefits to our customers, including having access to a consistent supply of high-quality models and improved animal welfare.”
While Harlan’s initial focus will be on providing SOPF-quality oncology models, the company will have the scalability in place to further expand model selection based on customer needs. Harlan is currently in the process of configuring the acquired space to meet its stringent biosecurity and production requirements. Shipments from the new facility will begin in 2014.
Date: January 16, 2014
Source: Harlan Laboratories