Harlan targets India with latest animal model expansion

Animal model specialist Harlan Laboratories is moving to expand its share of the Indian research market, planning to open its first breeding facility in the country.

The new facility, set to open in Hyderabad this year, will initially focus on providing animal models for oncology studies, Harlan said, eventually expanding to serve other markets depending on demand.

Harlan already supplies about 60% of the Indian research market and has been doing business in the country for 10 years, the company said, but opening a breeding facility will help it serve more clients faster, Vice President Joe Meyer said.

"Life science research in India continues to expand and the need for high-quality models continues to grow," Meyer said in a statement. "Having a physical presence in the region will yield numerous benefits to our customers, including having access to a consistent supply of high-quality models and improved animal welfare."

The news comes amid a global push for Harlan, which has expanded its operations in Japan, South Korea, Israel and Europe over the last 12 months. In May, the CRO invested in its U.S. operations to expand its share of the market for immunocompromised research models.

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