Canada-based preclinical services firm Mispro Biotech Services is expanding its reach into the Research Triangle region through a new partnership with The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.

As part of the deal, Mispro will now operate a 10,000 square-foot-vivarium at The Hamner’s RTP campus, the Montreal company’s first in the region. A vivarium is a facility for observing and studying animals that are part of preclinical pharmaceutical and biotechnology research.

No financial terms of the deal were disclosed. But Mispro said in a statement that the partnership with The Hamner now allows the company to offer animal care services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology researchers in the region.

“Ours is a business with ‘service’ in its name. We do whatever it takes to fit into a customer’s paradigm, rather than making them fit into ours,” said Richard Latt, president of Mispro Biotech Services. “Our commitment to accredited operations and customer flexibility is what makes us successful.

“RTP is among the top regions in the U.S. for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries,” he added. “As an established and reputable entity in RTP, The Hamner is an ideal partner for us.”