Animal Resources Core Lab

Animal Resources Core Lab

Animal research support dedicated to international standards in care

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The Animal Resources Core Lab provides support for conducting biomedical research on mice. The lab is AAALAC-I accredited and follows internationally recognized animal welfare standards, as described in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals published by the US National Research Council in 2011. These standards ensure the highest scientific and ethical principles are applied in animal research at KAUST. The lab adheres to strict biosecurity procedures to ensure a specific pathogen free facility equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, which includes an IVIS Spectrum in vivo imaging system, an x-ray irradiation cabinet for safe irradiation of in vitro and in vivo biological samples, a microwave brain fixation system and specialized instruments for behavioral assessment. Skilled personnel assist scientists with research protocols, perform in-vivo procedures, provide animal husbandry duties and environmental maintenance of the facility.

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