SoBran Inc., the industry leader in animal care program design, received full accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International and ISO 9001:2008 certification for its pre?clinical toxicology research facility in the Science and Technology Park at Johns Hopkins. AAALAC accreditation assures clients that studies performed at SoBran’s state?of?the?art facility will be conducted with the utmost regard for the humane treatment of animals. ISO 9001:2008 certification reflects the company’s adherence to consistent quality management practices.
AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment ofanimals in science. More than 800 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions in 34 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation, which demonstrates their commitment to responsible animal care. These institutions volunteer to participate in AAALAC’s program, in addition to complying with the local, state and federal laws that regulate animal research.
The International Organization for Standardization established ISO 9001:2008 certification as an international consensus on good quality management practices. The set of standardized requirements for a quality management system is a tried?and?tested framework for taking a systematic approach to managing an organization’s processes. The result is consistency that meets or exceeds client expectations. The engagement of an independent quality?system certification auditor is voluntary and offers additional assurances to clients; Det Norske Veritas (DNV) served as SoBran’s auditor.
“SoBran’s commitment to quality is essential in every aspect of our business, from the humane treatment of animals to consistent management practices,” said Dr. Gregory Kelly, Senior Vice President of SoBran. “Our clients can focus on finding cures knowing that their studies are being conducted in both an AAALAC accredited and ISO 9001:2008 certified environment.”