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GVK Biosciences Receives AAALAC Accreditation for its Animal Facility

July 12, 2010

Hyderabad, India — July 12th 2010 — GVK Biosciences Private Limited (GVK BIO), Asia’s leading Contract Research Organization today announced that it received full accreditation from the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International for its animal facilities.

The accreditation demonstrates GVK BIO’s commitment to high standards of animal care. AAALAC commended the organization for promoting a productive research environment that ensured high standards of humane care and use of research animals.

“It is indeed a proud moment for us. The AAALAC certification reiterates the fact that the team at GVK BIO is par excellence and provides high quality drug R&D services to its clients in a regulatory-compliant environment,” said Dr. J. B. Gupta, Senior Vice President, Collaborative Research & Biology.

The AAALAC certification will help in furthering GVK BIO’s growth in the areas of Pharmacology, ADME/DMPK, Exploratory toxicology and Animal Models. GVK BIO is the first organization in Hyderabad and only the 6th one in India to receive AAALAC certification. The endorsement is a validation of GVK BIO’s abilities to deliver world class solutions.

About AAALAC International
AAALAC International is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. AAALAC works with institutions and researchers to serve as a bridge between progress and animal well-being. More than 800 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions in 32 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation.

GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO) is Asia’s leading Discovery Research and Development organization. GVK BIO provides a broad spectrum of services, stand-alone and integrated, across the R&D value chain. GVK BIO’s diverse portfolio of more than 100 customers includes Big Pharma, Agri & Life-sciences companies, leading biotechs and academic institutions. Spread across five locations in India and headquartered in Hyderabad, GVK BIO assists clients accelerate their research.