The Smithers Avanza Toxicology Services AAALAC accredited toxicology facility is staffed with experienced and dedicated people specializing in animal handling and husbandry, sanitation, dosing techniques, sample and data collection, necropsy, and dose formulation/analysis. The site is routinely inspected by the FDA, USDA, AAALAC, as well as many of our sponsor’s Quality Assurance Units and scientific teams.
Our laboratory is designed to accommodate a wide variety of projects. Experienced and dedicated staff specializes in a wide variety of dosing techniques, surgical procedures, sample collection, necropsy procedures, formulation and dose analysis, and clinical chemistry analyses. The temperature, humidity, and lighting in the animal rooms are monitored continuously to comply with all relevant regulatory requirements, as are the chemical and biological sample storage units. The HVAC system provides HEPA-filtered air and maintains room air changes in accordance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The facility is supported by back-up power, equipment is properly maintained and calibrated, and our systems are fully validated.