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The Toxicology Research Laboratory (TRL) is an independent contract research unit located within the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). TRL offers a GLP compliant and AAALAC Intl.-accredited facility for performing a range of preclinical services. The Laboratory has conducted numerous preclinical toxicology and efficacy programs on potential therapeutic agents and other chemicals. Entities such as the National Cancer Institute, the World Health Organization, the U.S Army Medical Research and Development Command, and many biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and agricultural companies utilize the expertise and commitment of the interdisciplinary Toxicology Research Laboratory team. TRL’s committment to individualized treatment of each client separates us from traditional CROs.

TRL is located in the middle of the “Illinois Medical District” within close proximity of four major hospitals.  This gives TRL a unique opportunity to collaborate with world renowned experts in specific areas of research.  By offering the resources of a major State University and UIC Hospital System with a wide range of experienced staff, professors, and other leading medical specialists, TRL can propose an endless variety of disease models and conduct preclinical studies seamlessly in conjuction with clinical trials at the UIC General Clinical Reserch Center at UIC to evaluate potential drugs.


TRL takes pride in providing individualized service to our clients, with sensitivity to specialized needs of various business environments. We are equipped and ready to help meet the required specifications of our clients by providing custom-tailored protocols, in addition to providing high quality routine safety and efficacy studies. We offer the resources of a major university, while remaining an independent contract research facility. This allows us to provide our clients with the best of both worlds - the expertise of a knowledgeable and well-trained team with a focus on client service and responsiveness.

" TRL is uniquely equipped to handle any specialized request for preclinical services.  We offer the most individualized client experiences in the industry at a competitive price." 


Alex Lyubimov

Director, TRL