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VRL Kalter/Heberling Annual Diagnostic Research Grant

Overview: VRL invites any academic researcher to submit a short abstract (<500 words) stating how our lab diagnostic services can potentially benefit your research. VRL will award one (1) winner with full access to our non-human primates, small animals, zebrafish testing menu in virology, bacteriology, parasitology, clinical pathology, [...]

Re-Populating Lab Rodent Areas After Covid-19

Your institution may need to re-populate a vacant animal room or perhaps even a whole building that was vacated during the pandemic. You'll want to develop a comprehensive re-population and operations plan via discussions with representative administrators, comparative medicine staff, animal-research scientists, and with facilities maintenance staff and purchasing [...]

Waiting 4 or more days? Switch to VRL for results in 24-48 hours!

When it comes to Corynebacterium bovis (or C. bovis), VRL understands that time is of the essence. Unfortunately, C. bovis infection is quite common in some research facilities. It has the potential to spread very quickly through a colony and affect colony health, and the quality of your research. That's why early [...]

VRL now has canine Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi ) ELISA and PCR available for our clients!

VRL would like to announce that we now have canine Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi ) ELISA and PCR available for our clients! T. cruzi (Chagas disease) IgG ELISA Order Code D156 Specimen Requirements: 0.5 – 1.0 ml serum T. cruiz (Chagas disease) kDNA PCR Order Code D8583 Specimen Requirements: [...]

VRL Makes Bundling Your Services Simple

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in animals and humans is a concern. The zoonotic transmission from various animal species is a concern for animal care staff. Be sure to rule out any suspicious infection with the bundled MRSA test, which includes: MRSA culture MRSA PCR Aerobic Sensitivity Microbiome studies have opened [...]

VRL Continues Growth Trend as Leading Independent Laboratory

Dennis Pitts, newly appointed president of VRL Laboratories, announced record-breaking growth in the first 9 months of 2019. According to Mr. Pitts, VRL has seen growth trends of nearly 28% in both non-human and rodent testing divisions. He credits this growth to VRL’s increased presence in the marketplace including developing new [...]

Dennis Pitts named President of VRL Laboratories

Ron Berger, founder and president of VRL Laboratories recently named Dennis Pitts to succeed him. Mr. Berger will step into the Chairman’s role and leave day-to-day operations to Pitts while focusing on related business activities. Pitts, currently Director of Business Development and Marketing joined VRL two years ago after [...]