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210 Carnegie Center

Princeton, NJ 08540

United States

Phone: 609-452-4440

Fax: 609-452-9375

Covance Inc., a drug development services company, provides a range of early-stage and late-stage product development services on a worldwide basis primarily to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The company also provides laboratory testing services to the chemical, agrochemical, and food industries. Segments The services that the company provides constitute two segments, Early Development Services and Late-Stage Development Services. EARLY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES This segment includes lead optimization services, preclinical services, and clinical pharmacology services. Preclinical Services The company’s preclinical services include toxicology services, pharmaceutical chemistry, nutritional chemistry, and related services. Its preclinical area has been a source of innovation by introducing new technologies for client access to data, such as StudyTracker, electronic animal identification, multimedia study reports and animal and test tube measures of induced cell proliferation or reproduction. StudyTracker is an Internet-based client access product, which allows clients of toxicology, bioanalytical, metabolism and reproductive and developmental toxicology services to review study data and schedules on a near real-time basis. The company has laboratories in locations, which include Madison, Wisconsin and Greenfield, Indiana in the United States and Harrogate, the United Kingdom; Alnwick, the United Kingdom; Muenster, Germany; and Porcheville, France in Europe. The company also has bioanalytical laboratories in the United States in Indianapolis, Indiana and Chantilly, Virginia; and an administrative and a sales office in Tokyo, Japan. Toxicology: The company’s preclinical toxicology services include in vivo toxicology studies, which are studies of the effects of drugs in animals; genetic toxicology studies, which include studies of the effects of drugs on chromosomes, as well as on genetically modified mice; and other specialized toxicology services. It provides immunotoxicology services in which it assesses the impact of drugs or chemicals on the structure and function of the immune system and reproductive toxicology services, which help its clients assess the risk that a potential new medicine might cause birth defects. Pharmaceutical Chemistry: In the company’s pharmaceutical chemistry services, it determines the metabolic profile and bioavailability of drug candidates. The company offers a set of chemistry, manufacturing and controls pharmaceutical development services, including active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) development and supply, API characterization, preformulation, formulation, and regulatory submission. Nutritional Chemistry and Food Safety: In the company’s nutritional chemistry services, it offers a range of services to the food, nutriceutical, and animal feed industries, including nutritional analysis and equivalency, nutritional content fact labels, microbiological and chemical contaminant safety analysis, pesticide screening, and stability testing. The company owns certain assets of TRAC Microbiology, Inc., a Wisconsin-based food microbiology and chemistry laboratory, which provides testing, research, auditing, and consulting services to food-based businesses. Research Products: The company provides purpose-bred animals for biomedical research. The purpose-bred research animals that it provides are purchased by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research centers, and contract research organizations as part of required preclinical animal safety and efficacy testing. Through various processes, technology and primarily constructed facilities, the company provides purpose-bred, pre-acclimated and specific pathogen free animals that meet its clients' rigorous quality control requirements. The company also has an animal biosafety level 2 containment vivarium to allow it to provide full service vaccine testing. Lead Optimization and Translational Services: The company provides lead optimization and translational services, including custom immunology and polyclonal and monoclonal antibody services, metabolism studies and pharmacokinetic screening,


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