Charles River Laboratories has started providing management support services and personnel to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases under a potential five-year, $95.7M contract.
Other services included in Charles River's contract with the National Institutes of Health center are research model husbandry; data management; routine maintenance; veterinary medical care; and logistics, sanitation, transportation and technical support.
James Foster, chairman, president and CEO of Charles River, said the firm's offerings for science, research model care and productivity can contribute to helping NIAID save time and effort for its research operations.
The company received the contract on April 20 and started performing tasks under it on Sept. 14.
Charles River forecasts earning around $18M during the project’s initial year of operation.