Chiltern Announces Partnership With Charles River

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 General News
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LONDON, Feb. 22 Chiltern International Limited, a global contract research organization (CRO), announced its latest collaboration with Charles River Laboratories, Inc. As part of this collaboration, Chiltern Early Phase will partner with Charles River to conduct and support early phase radiolabelled studies.

Glenn Kerkhof, Chiltern CEO, stated, "This new partnership is an exciting collaboration. Charles River's reputation is world-renowned for their conduct of studies using radiolabelled investigational products. Their extensive experience includes submission and review procedures for radiolabelled studies in man, including dosimetry calculations and submission to ARSAC. The clinical aspects of the radiolabelled studies will be performed by Chiltern Early Phase in Dundee, Scotland. These complementary strengths add a new dimension to the full CRO services that Chiltern already provides, continuing to demonstrate our commitment to providing our clients with the highest standard of quality and expertise."

Chiltern Early Phase has a dedicated 42-bed clinical pharmacology unit located in a UK National Health Service hospital and leading medical school. Established in 1982, Chiltern Early Phase has performed more than 700 clinical pharmacology studies in all routes of administration across major therapeutic areas. With more than 27 years of experience, Chiltern Early Phase has robust processes in place and its hospital-based location provides a full suite of safety monitoring with 24/7 access to hospital-based crash teams and hospital specialists for therapeutic area expertise and patient recruitment. In addition, Chiltern Early Phase offers an extensive database of healthy volunteers and other patient populations. Chiltern Early Phase's long pedigree in clinical pharmacology combined with Charles River's radiolabel capabilities are poised to provide the industry with unrivalled experience and expertise in early phase radiolabelled ADME studies.

The Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics group at Charles River, Edinburgh, have been conducting radiolabelled trials in man for more than 20 years. The facility includes a GMP clean room, licensed for the manufacture of radiolabelled drug products, including aseptic products for parenteral use. The close proximity of the laboratories allows a rapid turn around of radioactivity data (within 24 hours). Human metabolites can also be characterised by liquid chromatography with accurate mass, mass spectroscopy and concurrent radio-detection.

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About Chiltern:

Established in 1982, Chiltern is a leading global Contract Research Organization with extensive experience conducting and staffing international Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials across a broad range of therapeutic areas for a wide variety of clients. Chiltern has conducted trials in more than 40 countries, has 26 offices and legal entities within 19 countries, resources in 37 countries and employs nearly 1,400 people globally. Chiltern provides Early Phase, Global Clinical Development, Late Phase, Biometrics, Medical and Regulatory Affairs and Resourcing Solutions services. Further information is available at

For More Information Contact:

Natalie Chong Sue Ojanen Marketing Director Marketing Associate Chiltern International Ltd. Chiltern International Inc. 171 Bath Road 1241 Volunteer Parkway Slough Suite 950 Berkshire SL1 4AA Bristol, TN 37620 UNITED KINGDOM USA Tel: +44 (0) 1753 512 000 Tel: +1 (423) 968 9533 Fax: +44 (0) 1753 511 116 Fax: +1 (423) 968 3567 Email: Email:

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