Our mission is to bring new medicines into the world which relieves patient’s suffering from serious diseases. To do that, we must undertake the testing we do. It saves human lives.
The tests we conduct are vital to bringing new medicines into the world. We are committed to alleviating the suffering of patients by advancing medical progress. Our goal as a company is to help in the development of treatments for a wide array of diseases and ailments including cancer, malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis and Alzheimer’s disease. ITR Laboratories Canada does not test cosmetics or house hold products as they are not part of our mission to develop new medicines.
Animal-based research is an ethical requirement of developing pharmaceuticals that are safe and effective for humans and animals and is mandated worldwide by regulatory agencies such as Health Canada, the FDA, the EMA, and the WHO. These tests are vital to bringing new medicines into the world and our commitment to our clients, to our employees and to society remains clear and strong: we strive to go beyond the requirements of regulators, especially when it comes to animal care.
Our pledge is to achieve our mission while retaining the utmost respect for the animals in our care. ITR Laboratory Canada has zero tolerance for the mistreatment of any animals under our care and we maintain procedures to ensure staff report and discuss concerns openly. Our strict ethical guideline, in the long term, is to reduce, refine and where possible replace animal-based research.
ITR Laboratories Canada, located in Montreal, Quebec was created as a subsidiary research facility of the BoZo Research Center, Japan, in 1989 to offer safety testing services to the companies and organizations developing therapeutic biotechnology and pharmaceutical products in North America. During the last 30 years ITR Laboratories Canada has built a reputation for toxicology testing by providing access to specialize testing services for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in North America, Europe and beyond.
As a privately-held organization with more than 750 employees worldwide, ITR Laboratories Canada offers personalized services from planning and study programs. ITR Laboratories Canada is CCAC and AAALAC accredited, and all studies conducted are fully compliant with GLP.
ITR Japan, better known in Japan as Biological and Zoological (BoZo) Research Center, has provided pre-clinical toxicology and safety services since 1972. Currently, BoZo Research Center is one of the largest pre-clinical CROs in Japan, headquartered in Tokyo and with laboratories in Kannami, Gotemba and Tsukuba.
With several hundred clients worldwide, BoZo Research Center and ITR Laboratories Canada have launched their cooperative project, known as B&I Group, designed to optimize technical quality, scientific research and support the demand of developmental needs. This cooperative project between BoZo Research Center and ITR Laboratories Canada gives us over 70 years combined, enabling us to complement and expand our ability to support research and development as your “Dedicated Partner in Drug Safety”