CED Member Mispro Biotech Services today announced a partnership with The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.
As part of this new partnership, Mispro now operates a 10,000 square-foot vivarium – its first in the region – at The Hamner Institutes. Mispro’s state-of-the-art animal husbandry facilities feature static or ventilated cages with in-room Class II biological safety cabinets, dedicated offices and procedure rooms, a quarantine facility, 24/7 access, environmental monitoring, animal import and export services, and protocol review by Mispro’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Mispro fully plans, builds, and manages an organization’s animal husbandry needs so its researchers can focus on their science. Mispro facilities are accessible to customers and also have extensive measures in place to ensure physical and bio security.
Care to animals, care to RTP companies
“Ours is a business with ‘service’ in its name. We do whatever it takes to fit into a customer’s paradigm, rather than making them fit into ours,” said Richard H. Latt, president of Mispro Biotech Services, in a statement issued on Monday. “Our commitment to accredited operations and customer flexibility is what makes us successful.”
Mispro collaborates closely with organizations like The Hamner Institutes and science real estate developers to operate its multi-user facilities. Through this partnership, Mispro now offers state-of-the-art animal care to pharmaceutical and biotech researchers in the heart of Research Triangle Park, however large or small their population needs might be.
A Perfect Partnership?
“Mispro has a solid and proven reputation for operating and managing vivaria, and we’re proud to be their partner in RTP,” said William Greenlee, Ph.D., president and CEO of The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences. “This partnership fits perfectly with our vision to create truly collaborative resource centers that will benefit all stakeholders in the region.”
The timing and perceived need for the management of vivaria is the perfect environment for this partnership to begin, agreed Latt.
“RTP is among the top regions in the U.S. for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries,” said Latt on Monday. “As an established and reputable entity in RTP, The Hamner is an ideal partner for us.”