About Sinclair Research


Sinclair Research offers specialty biomedical research services in a large range of species encompassing most categories of applied human and veterinary medicine. Preclinical research services and preclinical studies compose a significant portion of our repertoire. Our uniqueness includes our broad experience, the availability of multiple animal models, and the largest herds of miniature swine in the United States. We remain flexible and can tailor our efforts to almost any special procedure that is requested or designed. We strive to retain our customers through competitive cost, strong communication, timeliness, and responsive programs. 


Sinclair Research Center is a privately owned biomedical research facility located in Central Missouri. Sinclair was formed in 1964 by the University of Missouri and originally named the Sinclair Comparative Medical Research Farm (SCMRF). Its primary function was to provide laboratory animal research support for the University’s Environmental Health Surveillance Center (EHSC) and the Environmental Trace Substance Research Center (ETSRC). These three entities collaborated to monitor for epidemiological evidence of environmental related illnesses (EHSC), analyzing samples to detect trace amounts of substances that could be related to illnesses (ETSRC), and the use of laboratory animal models to test the hypotheses (SCMRF). This environmental toxicology services concept was remarkably farsighted, and it remains valid today.

Through the years, Sinclair’s role expanded and became a resource for a wide variety of human and animal health related research and became deeply involved in the development and use of animal models. The private sector quickly realized the unique resource of Sinclair and dedicated professionals privatized Sinclair Research Center on March 1, 1994 as a successful contract research organization (CRO) and animal production facility.

Sinclair is committed to efficiency, confidentiality, and rapid, accurate service. Our desire is to work closely with our clients to achieve long-term mutually beneficial relationships.


Sinclair Research Center offers clients more than 300,000 square feet of dedicated research and production facilities on a 650-acre research campus.  Our facility is AAALAC accredited, FDA and USDA inspected and supports Non-GLP and GLP compliant studies.

Sinclair moved operations to this location in 2004 and has a dedicated Facilities department focused on continual upgrades to buildings and equipment as well as new construction to ensure our clients have access to the support their research requires to get to their next milestone. Sinclair additionally operates a satellite miniature swine breeding facility in Maine.

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