Founded in 1947, Charles River Laboratories International Inc. is a publicly traded company. It is one of the leading global providers of drug discovery and development process, including research models, associated services, and outsourced preclinical and clinical services. Based in Wilmington, Mass Charles River Laboratories offers all the studies required for reach, such as physico-chemical testing, mammalian genetic toxicology and environmental impact studies. With nearly 70 facilities in 18 countries, the company collaborates with some of the leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, government and academic organizations around the world. The company staffs over 8,000 employees worldwide. It provides services such as basic research, discovery, safety efficacy and clinical process manufacturing.