Royal GD is a Contract Research Organization deeply embedded within the Dutch veterinary industry but with a mission to improve animal health worldwide. We employ veterinary experts on a wide variety of topics, R&D scientists in different disciplines, epidemiologists, lab technicians and biotechnicians, animal care workers and project managers supporting you in bringing your product to the market. We provide insight and knowledge, data and information, support and consultancy, animal facilities and Europe’s largest veterinary laboratory. We are here to help you.
Research and Development
Royal GD has a Research and Development department with highly specialized scientists (veterinary laboratory diagnosticians and epidemiologists) and technicians in various laboratory disciplines.
The R&D department offers its expertise in various disciplines such as epidemiology, (bio)chemistry, virology, molecular biology, immunology, parasitology, bacteriology, and histology. The department is heavily involved in animal studies but also works on a stand-alone basis.
Expert session: Bovine Respiratory Disease
Respiratory diseases are a major challenge for the young calf and thus for livestock farming and societal interests such as One Health and animal welfare. Recent research on calf pneumonia, disease factors and pathogen detection showed intriguing findings which our experts Jasper het Lam, DVM and Erik van Engelen, MSc, PhD discussed during the Expert session on September 14th 2023.
Royal GD operates under ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001 (data security) and the majority of our diagnostic tests are validated under ISO 17025. In addition we can conduct studies in compliance with the OECD principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and have obtained an endorsement of compliance from the Dutch GLP inspectorate. We conduct studies in accordance with international standards and guidelines such as the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), VICH and OIE and run our clinical studies following Good Clinical Practice guidelines. Our quality standards
Remaining at the forefront of animal health, prioritizing the well-being of animals, people, and society, is now more crucial than ever. Since our establishment in 1919, Royal GD has been a trusted partner for clinical research in animal health and feed industries. Our in-house facilities and labs enable top-tier research for our sponsors.
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