Charles River Laboratories Inc., is an American corporation specializing in a variety of preclinical and clinical laboratory services for the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries.
It also supplies assorted biomedical products and research and development outsourcing services for use in the pharmaceutical industry. According to its website, its customers include leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, government, and academic organization around the globe.
The chairman and chief executive officer is James C. Foster, the son of founder Henry Foster.
Traded as: NYSE: CRL; S&P 400 Component
Industry: Pharmaceutical/medical devices
Founded: 1947; 74 years ago
Headquarters: Wilmington, Massachusetts