A Note from the President
It is hard to believe that another year has come and gone, but here we are again. Getting bundled up and trying to stay warm is never easy, but it is hard to beat the beauty of Michigan in the fall season. The photograph below was taken in early October just outside the TransPharm facility. We are extremely lucky to be surrounded by 15 acres of trees and a pond, and our Northern property line border is on Stoney Lake Creek. Visiting clients are always pleasantly surprised by our location and the country feel of our facility. One client, in particular, was taken aback by a flock of wild turkeys outside our lab window. I was told he doesn’t get to see that in France! It’s also not uncommon to see the occasional fox or deer strutting across the grounds.
We truly do have a unique setting and would like to use this opportunity to invite you to come out and visit. I can’t guarantee that the wildlife will cooperate and offer you a glimpse, but I can promise that you will be impressed with our AAALAC accredited facility – inside and out.
President and CEO
The Next Level
During the holiday season, our TransPharm team has been busy brainstorming and researching the possibilities of taking our services to the next level…the next Biosafety Level that is. We’ve met with consultants and engineers concerning the best approach to upgrade our current, state-of-the-art facilities to a BSL 3 laboratory. This will provide our clients with even more infection models with which to screen their antimicrobials. Client inquiries into level 3 models have allowed us to formulate a list of top-priority model validations which include: tuberculosis, anthrax, brucellosis and rickettsial diseases. Of course, this would only be the beginning of potential models we could offer to our clients. If you have a request for early validation of a specific model, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to working with you in 2013.
Dr. Santiago R. Lopez
Director of Research
Holiday Office Hours
This is a reminder that the TransPharm offices and vivarium will be closed starting on December 21st and will reopen on January 2nd. The last day for mouse deliveries is December 17th, with studies ending on the 20th. Studies for early January should be booked before December 21st.
We will be checking email periodically. This is the best way to reach us during our break. Have a great holiday season and a wonderful new year.