Charles River Microbial Solutions Charles River Microbial Solutions

251 Ballardvale Street
MA 01887
United States

+1 781 222 6000



Charles River Microbial Solutions has purposely designed processes to help clients every step of the way. Our portfolio of solutions for safety assessment, toxicology, rapid contamination testing, and microbial identification provides all the necessary services and products needed to protect your brand’s reputation, customers’ safety, and bottom line. As a global partner, we have the reach, more than 70 siters around the globe, to fulfill any company’s requirements, regardless of location


Who we are

Protecting the integrity of your products demands rigorous quality control, a critical task made easier with the help of a reliable partner. Charles River is that partner, offering innovative, flexible solutions and technical expertise to support you every step of the way.

We’ve purposely built our portfolio to bring you progressive products and services that deliver accurate, relevant, and reliable data to fuel confident decisions on product quality and contamination control.

Our unique combination of Celsis rapid microbial detection, and Accugenix microbial identification keeps your manufacturing operations running efficiently and smoothly, lowers your cost to manufacture, and protects your reputation.

Our products

The Endosafe nexgen-MCS is a multi-cartridge endotoxin detection system that uses FDA-licensed Endosafe<sup>®</sup> LAL cartridges for fast, quantitative, and accurate endotoxin results

The Endosafe nexgen-MCS is a multi-cartridge endotoxin detection system that uses FDA-licensed Endosafe® LAL cartridges for fast, quantitative, and accurate endotoxin results

In today’s cosmetic and personal care marketplace, one mistake in quality control testing can cause a setback for your product and risk your brand’s reputation. Cosmetic product contamination can happen during many stages of the manufacturing process.

With our cosmetics quality control testing solutions for rapid contamination detection and microbial identification, you can rest assured that these problems are rapidly detected and resolved before ever reaching your customers.

As the partner of choice for managing microbial quality control, Charles River’s products and services facilitate confident and objective decision-making, ensure the integrity of your microbial data, reduce risk, build efficiency, and improve your bottom line while assisting in the journey to bring products to market. Many of our sites provide Celsis Rapid Microbial Detection, support, instrumentation services, and hands on client training as well as encompassing Accugenix Identification Services.


A Celsis® rapid microbial detection system can provide accurate micro results in 18–24 hours, cutting days from your production cycle and helping to significantly reduce costs—without sacrificing quality. By confirming product quality significantly faster than traditional methods, product moves more quickly and efficiently into distribution.

In the event of a contamination, you can accelerate corrective action and get back on track sooner. Celsis® instruments are in use in over 600 locations worldwide by the world’s largest manufacturers, including P&G, Unilever, and many more.


For over 30 years, Accugenix® has delivered accurate microbial identifications from our validated library and provided a 99% on-time delivery rate. Accugenix® microbial identification and strain typing services offer unparalleled accuracy in identifying microbes with the most relevant reference libraries of bacteria, filamentous fungi, and yeasts.

Specialising in bacterial and fungal identification and strain typing of environmental isolates, we use the latest DNA sequence-based and MALDI-TOF technologies to provide accurate and reliable microbial identification services to more than 1,000 facilities worldwide. Our flexible solutions allow clients to outsource to our experts or use our services in-house.

With eight microbial identification laboratories worldwide, our global footprint of technical support laboratories operates with a shared network of expertise and experience, dedicated to identifying your microbial isolates and increasing your laboratory efficiency and accuracy in resolving contamination risks.

Tracking and trending environmental monitoring data

Highly regulated industries are required to establish comprehensive and reliable quality systems and environmental monitoring programs that measure the state of control of their manufacturing facility and ensure data integrity.

The Charles River Customer Web Portal includes a Tracking and Trending solution for all environmental isolates identified with Accugenix®. Recent enhancements offer customisation features for data entry fields and reports while meeting requirements of 21 CFR Part 11 and GAMP5 standards.






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