Charles River acquires Explora BioLabs

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

April 6, 2022 -- Charles River Laboratories has acquired San Diego-based Explora BioLabs, a provider of contract vivarium research services.

Explora BioLabs provides biopharmaceutical clients with turnkey in vivo vivarium facilities, management, and related services to facilitate early-stage research activities. The company, which has over 100 employees, currently operates more than 15 preclinical vivarium facilities in the Southern California, San Francisco, and Boston-Cambridge biohubs, with a planned expansion in Seattle in 2022.

The acquisition of Explora BioLabs complements and expands the Charles River Accelerator and Development Lab operation, which is part of Charles River's Insourcing Solutions business.

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