Brains On-Line Acquired by Charles River Laboratories

Business Wire – Charles River Laboratories International has announced the news of acquiring BRAINS On-Line, a renowned leading contract research organization (CRO) that provides critical data that is involved in the advancement of novel therapeutics for the treatment of CNS (central nervous system disease).

Brains On-Line has its branches wide spread in the San Francisco, Netherlands and Germany thus, it is considered as the world’s premier provider of micro dialysis for CNS research. In addition to this Brain On-Line offers sophisticated pharmacokinetic testing and in vivo efficacy to provide the critical data required for the advanced potential CNS therapies through a series of the development process.

James C. Foster, Chairman, President and Chief executive officer said, “The addition of Brains On-Line strategically expands Charles River’s existing CNS capabilities and establishes Charles River as the premier single-source provider for a broad portfolio of discovery CNS services. In addition to enhancing our ability to support clients’ early-stage drug research in this critical therapeutic area, Brains On-Line expands our geographic footprint. This increases the opportunity for clients to work side-by-side with Charles River’s scientists, both in Europe and in the South San Francisco research hub.”

The purchase price of Brains On-Line was approximate  $21 million based on the current exchange rates. In addition to the initial purchase price, the transaction includes a potential additional payment of approximately $8 million.

About Charles River Laboratory

Charles River is known to provide essential products and services to aids the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. It also helps the government agencies and the leading academic institutions globally to accelerate the research and drug development. Charles River focuses mainly on providing the clients with the exact requirement for improving and expedite the discovery and early stage development.

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