You won't find "research models" from Harlan Laboratories on any fashion runways -- that's just the industry term for rodents and other animals bred for scientific research. The company is comprised of two operating groups focused on animal breeding and research services. The Research Models group provides rodents and large animals, testing services, Teklad-brand animal diets and bedding to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, universities, and government agencies. The Contract Research Services division provides researchers with analytical chemistry, toxicology, and agrochemical testing services. Investment firm Genstar Capital controls Harlan Laboratories.
Harlan Laboratories has operations in a dozen countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Harlan Laboratories' core areas of research include aging, diet-induced obesity, oncology, and toxicology. Contract research services offered by Harlan include genetic testing services, automated blood sampling, neurotoxicity testing, pathology, stability analysis, and safety pharmacology, as well as regulatory affairs consulting and research program management.
Sales and Marketing
Harlan Laboratories' customers include researchers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, agrochemical, and chemical industries. It also serves select clients in the cosmetic, food, and food ingredient markets.
Harlan Laboratories has grown steadily through acquisitions of domestic and international firms, and it has benefitted from the financial backing of Genstar Capital in its growth measures since 2006. The company also expands its product offerings by forming marketing partnerships with other research companies.
Harlan Laboratories was founded by Howard Harlan in 1931 and was incorporated in 1962 as Harlan Industries. The name was later changed to Harlan Sprague Dawley in 1981. Genstar Capital acquired the company in 2006 and shortened its name from Harlan Sprague Dawley to Harlan Laboratories in 2008. – less