Historical overview

JANVIER LABS: more than 50 years at the service of Research

JANVIER LABS is an independent family business established in 1960 by Roger JANVIER. When the business was started, the total production area was 100 m2. 50 years later the company - which now extends over 5 hectares - has become an international company that is among the world leaders in the production of laboratory rodents and associated services.

In 1960, Roger JANVIER, at the time an engineer, read an article in the press warning researchers about the risks of using laboratory rodents reared by amateur breeders. It was then that he had the idea of founding a professional breeding facility in order to provide French research with reliable animals.

50 years later, the company has become international, whilst remaining faithful to the values of its founder.

With an on-going commitment to guaranteeing first-rate quality in terms of both the health and genetic of its laboratory animals, JANVIER LABS is proud to have been the first French business to obtain ISO 9001 certification for all areas of its work back in 2000.

With a flourishing position throughout Europe as well as across the Atlantic, JANVIER LABS boasts Europe’s largest and most modern rodent breeding facility and the most qualified transgenic service specialists. A result to be proud of for this completely independent family business run by Eliane Janvier, daughter of the founder.