Harlan Laboratories and BioXpert Announce Partnership to Expand Contract Breeding Services in Northern Europe

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlan Laboratories, a leading contract research organization and research models and services company, and BioXpert, a company specializing in laboratory animal science and services, today announced a partnership to expand Harlan Laboratories' Contract Breeding Services into Benelux, Northern Europe and Northern Germany. 

Through this partnership, Harlan Laboratories is able to provide the same services as from its UK and Southern Europe sites which include rederivation, cryopreservation, revitalization, colony management, contract breeding, health monitoring and quarantine services. As part of this strategic alliance, BioXpert will be able to support contract breeding and colony management in IVC, barrier, and isolator environments at its site in the Netherlands.

Founded by industry veterans, Tineke Coenen and Dr. Ir. Jan-Bas Prins, Ph.D., BioXpert's capabilities in in-vivo research provide the ideal alliance to expand Harlan Laboratories' contract breeding services. Together, the co-founders bring deep expertise in the areas of auto-immune models, oncology models, genetically modified models, surgically altered models, behavior studies and contract research.

"We have known and worked with Tineke Coenen, Founder and Managing Director of BioXpert, for a long time. BioXpert reflects her commitment to quality work, customer satisfaction, and animal welfare. We are both excited and proud to partner with BioXpert to expand our CBS offerings to the Benelux and Northern European countries," said Stuart Frith, Global Vice President Business Development, Harlan Laboratories. 

"We are thrilled to be working with Harlan Laboratories to bring contract breeding services to more customers in the region. The many similarities and synergies between the two companies made the decision to partner with Harlan a very easy one," added Coenen. "This partnership is a win for preclinical researchers in the Northern European region."

To get more information on Harlan Laboratories' Contract Breeding Services, please send a request to contractbreeding@harlan.com or visit www.harlan.com/harlancbs.  To learn more about Harlan Laboratories and BioXpert, please visit www.harlan.com or www.bioxpert.nl

About Harlan Laboratories, Inc.
Harlan Laboratories, Inc. is a leading provider of essential, pre-clinical and non-clinical contract research, research models, animal diets, and services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, agrochemical and chemical industries, as well as universities, government, and other research organizations. Our focus is on providing customers with products and services to optimize the discovery and safety of new medicines and compounds. Harlan Laboratories is a privately held company.        

About BioXpert  
BioXpert provides colony management, advisory, and contract research services to the preclinical research market. Our services include full breeding programs, rederivation, cryo-banking, and transgenic services. We support the preclinical research process through services ranging from the provision of research models to conducting contract research in our facilities.  We deliver quality work to achieve quality results.  BioXpert is a privately held company.

Co-founder, Tineke Coenen holds a BSc in Microbiology, a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and a MSc in Lab Animal Sciences (FELASA D).  In addition to her academic and research expertise, Tineke has worked in the industry as a Senior Scientist, an Animal Welfare Officer and a Bio Safety Officer. Co-founder Dr. Ir. Jan-Bas Prins' PhD holds a masters degree in genetics, cell biology, and immunology.  In addition to his role within BioXpert, he currently serves as the Head of Animal Facilities at Leiden University Centre and is the current president of FELASA.

PRESS CONTACT:
Michael Clark
Miller Brooks, Inc.
317.873.8100
michael@millerbrooks.com

SOURCE Harlan Laboratories, Inc.




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