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Mispro Launches Insourcing Services for Vivarium Research Facilities

Cambridge Vivarium Space & Services Provider Expands its Offerings to
Include On-Site Solutions

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Boston?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#Bostonlt;/agt;–Mispro
Biotech Services
(“Mispro”) today announced expansion of its
services into the Massachusetts biotechnology supercluster with its
on-site vivarium services solution, Mispro Insource. Mispro
Insource
is a comprehensive vivarium services solution that enables
research organizations to focus on science, while Mispro handles all
other aspects of vivarium operations in support of preclinical drug and
product development.

Mispro’s comprehensive insource solution includes:

  • On-site vivarium management & operations, including staffing, animal
    husbandry & veterinary services and facility maintenance
  • Compliance & regulatory oversight, including AAALAC-accreditation,
    Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and OLAW/PHS
    Assurance
  • Training & certification for staff and principal investigators

“Running an in vivo research program is complex, time-consuming and
expensive,” said Dr. Keith Astrofsky, DVM, Director of Operations at
Mispro. “With our insource offering, Mispro provides the people,
infrastructure, and know-how to run vivarium research facilities in a
safe, humane, and compliant manner, giving back considerable time and
resources to client companies so they can focus instead on their drug
development programs.”

Mispro offers extensive experience in vivarium operations and services,
having grown a network of off-site vivarium facilities in key North
American biotech hubs since its founding in 2003, including a facility
in Kendall Square that opened in 2014. Mispro supports multiple clients
in its facilities, giving them access to research and animal housing
space while also providing all animal care and compliance services.

“Expansion into insourcing in the Cambridge-Boston market is a natural
progression for Mispro,” adds Astrofsky. “We’ve seen first-hand the
benefits to our clients’ research programs that our services and managed
environments have provided, and we’ve had several clients grow into
their own vivarium facilities and ask us to run those research
facilities. That, along with our success providing insourcing in other
markets, is a good indicator for us that what we’re offering is of real
value.”

Synlogic Therapeutics, pioneers in the development of a novel class of
living Synthetic Biotic™ medicines, is one of those companies. “Having
Mispro handle the activities surrounding husbandry, staffing, preparing
the facility for future accreditation, and setting up the IACUC has
meant that Synlogic staff are able to fully focus on research,” said Kip
West, Ph.D., Synlogic’s Director of Immunomodulation.

About Mispro Biotech Services
Since 2003, Mispro Biotech
Services has offered biopharmaceutical and life science companies access
to state-of-the-art vivarium research space plus comprehensive
laboratory animal science services supporting preclinical drug
development. With a network of vivarium facilities conveniently located
in key biotech and life science clusters in the U.S. and Canada
including Cambridge, Mass., Farmingdale, N.Y., New York City, Research
Triangle Park, N.C. and Montreal, Mispro offers an affordable and
scalable option for research organizations who do not have access to a
vivarium but choose to conduct and control their own studies. In
2019-2020, Mispro is planning to expand in the U.S. as well as Europe.

Contacts

Media Contacts:
Lisa DeScenza
Assistant Vice President,
Integrated Communications
LaVoieHealthScience
(978) 395-5970
[email protected]

Anthony Karamourtopoulos
Account Executive
LaVoieHealthScience
(617)
792-3540
[email protected]

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