Advancing your discoveries, Into clinical development

Lovelace Biomedical is a not-for-profit preclinical contract research organization with a rich history of helping its pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners achieve great things. Over nearly seven decades, we have built a reputation for leveraging a multidisciplinary toolset to push the limits of preclinical research – all while offering a streamlined customer experience, with fast, direct and personal access to our industry-leading scientific experts.

Our common-sense organizational structure enables quick turnaround on proposals and contracts, and the ability to adapt our business process to our clients’ unique research needs. Located on an expansive bio-secure facility in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, we are equipped to handle just about any preclinical program, from investigational gene therapies to infectious disease solutions. We work hard to understand your goals – and get you to where you need to be.

Importantly, as a not-for-profit research institute, we are beholden to science – and not shareholders. We invest generously in basic science and cutting-edge technologies so that we can help you accomplish your research objectives, no matter how complex.


Robert W. Rubin, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Shannon L. Toma

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Jake McDonald, Ph.D.

Vice President, Applied Sciences

Edward (Ted) G. Barrett, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Pharmacology


Lovelace Biomedical’s expansive campus, with military-grade security, enables us to carry out sensitive projects that cannot be conducted in smaller or urban-based environments. Our state-of-the-art facilities are centralized on a company-owned site within a U.S. Air Force base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Animal Housing

With more than 100 acres of land and 300,000 square feet of laboratory space, Lovelace Biomedical has one of the most extensive animal housing...
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High-Containment Facility

Lovelace Biomedical has over 10,000 square feet of ABSL3-enhanced laboratory space, with six multi-species animal rooms capable of housing...
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GLP Regulations

Lovelace Biomedical’s operations are fully compliant with the FDA’s Good Laboratory Practice regulations (21 CFR Part 58) and other customer requirements...
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Lovelace Family of Companies & Partners

Lovelace Biomedical, a commercially-focused entity dedicated to contract research, is affiliated with a family of companies that provide a unique depth of expertise in nonclinical and clinical research. Fellow Lovelace companies and our partners include.