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Laboratory Animal Science Center

Laboratory Animal Unit (LAU)

 

Laboratory Animal Unit (LAU)is a common service platform for providing the top quality laboratory animals and overseeing the care and management of animals used in research and teaching in Peking University People’s Hospital (PKUPH). All the LAU’s animal care and use programsareaccredited by the Medical EthicsCommittee(MEC) and IACUC of PKUPH.

 

The LAU staff is composed of laboratory animal caretakers, technicians, veterinarian, and researcher with specialty training and certifications specific to laboratory animal care, use and medicine. LAUemployees collaborates with investigators to meet their research needs by providing a full-spectrum of animal care and related services including animal acquisition and disposition, veterinary medical care, consulting, animal health management, technical, training and research supports.

 

Animal Orders and Research Diet Orders

Animal orders may be placed online following MEC and IACUC approval. Research diet orders can be placed online to communicate special needs to the LAU staff.

 

Husbandry Services

Animal care is provided 365 days per year to assure the health and well-being of the animals. Our standard operating procedures have developed over the years to assure consistent, reliable care in accordance with nationallaws and regulations, and to meet the national standards.

 

Research and Technical Services

A variety of research and technical services are available to assist in the successful completion of your project. This includes sample administration, sample collection, surgical support, post-operative care, experimental design, animal model selection, and protocol development.

 

Veterinary Services

LAU veterinary staff provides the support to maintain the health and well-being of research animals. This includes clinical case management, surgical and anesthesia support, emergency response,animal euthanasiaand laboratory animal user training.

 

Training

LAU provides training to investigators, their staff and students in the proper handling and restraint of laboratory animals, such as mice, rats and rabbits, as well as biomethods including blood collection techniques, injection techniques, oral gavage, surgery and necropsy.

 

Laboratory Animal Unit Objectives

Foster an environment of care, respect and support for laboratory animals, researchers and staff.

Provide quality animals as well as humane husbandry and veterinary care for laboratory animals.

Facilitate essential animal-based research with an emphasis on ethics, communication and safety.

Provide training and technical support to research and teaching.

Participate with investigators in the development of animal-based research.

Maintain animal facilities and equipment to meet animal and research needs, and regulatory standards of care.

Be a leader in the field of animal care and support.