USA: CRL, Clinical Research Laboratories Acquires Suncare Research Laboratories
4 June 2016
Piscataway, NJ and Winston-Salem, NC (May 13, 2016) – Clinical Research Laboratories, LLC (“CRL”), a leading independent contract laboratory providing a wide range of clinical safety and efficacy testing to the cosmetic, beauty products, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries, and Suncare Research Laboratories, LLC (“Suncare”), a leading provider of specialized testing in SPF, UVAPF (in vivo and in vitro), phototoxicity and photoallergenicity are pleased to announce that CRL has acquired Suncare. The acquisition will leverage the strengths of both companies’ industry-leading services, clinical expertise, and proven ability to deliver accurate and timely study results.
“The combination of our two companies is highly strategic as it expands CRL’s geographic reach and materially increases panelist pool access and clinical testing capacity,” said Marc Shaffer, CRL President.
Joe and Bill Stanfield will remain active in the Suncare business as Bill Stanfield will manage the North Carolina facility and Joe Stanfield will continue to offer his expertise as a consultant. Along with their experienced staff, they will continue to provide the same high level of expertise and customer service.
“This acquisition will allow us to continue to offer the highest quality photo-testing services while allowing us to expand our capabilities in other clinical areas. We are excited to join the CRL team,” said Bill Stanfield, Suncare General Manager.
“We look forward to providing a seamless transition for CRL and Suncare clients as we bring together our two talented teams and expand our offerings,” said Marc Shaffer.
About Suncare Research Laboratories, LLC:
Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Suncare provides a unique combination of services to the Sunscreen Community. Suncare is a research-oriented testing laboratory, specializing in the measurement of Sun protection, with a staff of 8, including a Board-Certified Dermatologist Consultant. Suncare occupies a 4,000 square foot facility near the campus of Wake Forest University and clients include major sunscreen manufacturers in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as numerous start-up biotechnology firms and private entrepreneurs.
About Clinical Research Laboratories, LLC:
Located in Piscataway, NJ, CRL is a leading independent contract laboratory providing a wide range of clinical safety and efficacy testing to the cosmetic, beauty products, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. CRL provides expertise in the areas of dermatology, photobiology, ophthalmology, gynecology, oral care, bioinstrumentation, microbiology, cosmetology, clinical trials, and associated services. CRL has completed over 20,000 clinical studies for more than 300 different clients. CRL routinely conducts studies in safety, efficacy and claims substantiation.