Dr. Poskin will lead the effort to achieve AAALAC accreditation
AAALAC accreditation is a process that demonstrates the use of high standards and state of the art facility (equipment, technology, and procedures). Antoine Poskin, DVM, PhD joins our team to manage and facilitate moving this important process forward.
Patrick Nef, CEO of TransCure Bioservices
“Being accredited by AAALAC will highlight our dedication to animal welfare and provide the highest quality research data to our collaborators.”
Antoine started his career as a veterinarian, then worked as scientific researcher for Iprabio (Mons, Belgium), the Blood Brain Barrier Laboratory (LBHE, Lens, France) and Sciensano (formerly Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, Brussels, Belgium). Antoine published 11 peer-reviewed articles and obtained a PhD in Veterinary Science from the University of Liege (Belgium). After his PhD, he first joined the respiratory franchise of Novartis as Medical Sciences Liaison, then moved to TransCure bioServices as Veterinary Chief Officer and Animal Facility Manager. At TransCure bioServices, he is in charge of the animal facility and makes sure that corporate policy meets the highest quality and ethical standards for our clients dedicating his time to the up and coming AAALAC accreditation.
AAALAC accreditation offers several benefits to TCS’s Program, including:
- It signifies a quality program: Accreditation demonstrates TCS’s commitment to setting, achieving, and maintaining a high standard for animal care and use.
- Enhances scientific validity: Reliable results in scientific research involving animals depend on consistent standards and superior animal care. Accreditation engages scientists, managers, and administrators in a rigorous assessment of the animal program, ultimately resulting in better research practices and outcomes.
- Demonstrates accountability: Accreditation demonstrates a willingness to go above and beyond what is required by law to conduct animal research in a humane manner.
- Our facility has state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and infrastructure,
AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. Nearly 1,000 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions in 46 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and use. These institutions volunteer to participate in AAALAC’s program, in addition to complying with the local, state and federal laws that regulate animal research.