It is hard to believe 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 picture below was taken in early October just outside the TransPharm facility. We are extremely lucky to be surrounded by 15 acres of trees, a pond and having the Northern property line border 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 back by the flock of wild turkeys outside our lab window. I was told that he doesn’t get to see that in France. It’s not uncommon to see deer strutting through the grounds or the occasional fox.
We truly do have a unique setting and would like to use this opportunity to invite you to come out and visit. I cant guarantee that the wildlife will cooperate and offer you a glimpse, but I can guarantee that you will be impressed with our AAALAC accredited facility, inside and out.
The Next Level
During this holiday season, the 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 this year 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 Holiday break. Have a great Holiday season and a wonderful New Year.
The TransPharm Team
President & CEO
TransPharm Preclinical Solutions, LLC