PRA opens Netherlands laboratory
Raleigh, N.C.-based PRA Health Sciences has opened a brand-new, state-of-the-art bioanalytical laboratory in Assen, the Netherlands.
The 33,000-square-foot facility provides 25% more space than PRA’s previous lab, includes investments in the newest small and large molecule equipment, and allows for optimal bioanalytical process efficiencies. The new laboratory also is located close to PRA’s Phase I clinics in Groningen and Zuidlaren, providing easy access and analysis of the most time-critical samples and execution of adaptive trials.
“We are proud to offer our clients industry-leading, high-quality, high-science laboratory services in this new and innovative environment,” said PRA Vice President of Global Bioanalytical Laboratory Services Peter Ketelaar. “The new facility is a testament to PRA’s commitment to excellence and our passion to advance clinical development.”
PRA bioanalytical laboratories have 30-plus years of experience in providing bioanalytical services in support of clinical and preclinical trials for both small and large molecules. Industry leading experts with a depth of scientific and regulatory knowledge and experience manage and support PRA’s laboratory services, contributing to successful development of new medicines.
“Our technology investments and innovative services operations are what set PRA apart in the industry,” said PRA CEO Colin Shannon. “We take enormous pride in the expertise we bring to the table that enables us to excel at clinical research and deliver quality results for our clients and patients.”
PRA operates GLP-compliant (Good Laboratory Practice) and fully harmonized bioanalytical laboratories in the Netherlands and the United States (Lenexa, Kan.). Both are strategically located near PRA’s clinical research units to enable close collaboration and faster drug development decision making.