14 Mar 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company WuXi PharmaTech's Suzhou toxicology facility, with operations in China and the US, has received accreditation from Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) after an extensive on-site evaluation.
The AAALAC Committee on Accreditation commended the facility for "providing and maintaining an exemplary program of animal care".
AAALAC is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. It evaluates all aspects of an animal care and use program, including institutional policies, animal husbandry, veterinary care and the physical plant.
In its evaluations, it relies on widely accepted guidelines, such as the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and other reference resources, as well as its own position statements and Rules of Accreditation.