AAt BRF, our completed vivarium is a state-of-the-art facility that boasts over 70 clean rooms, providing a controlled and sterile environment for the housing and research of animal models. With multiple in-house veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and pathologists, we ensure the highest standards of animal health, care, and welfare.
Our team of dedicated professionals works diligently to maintain the well-being of our animal models, offering comprehensive veterinary care, health monitoring, and disease management. With their expertise, we can address any veterinary needs promptly and effectively, ensuring the optimal conditions for research and experimentation.
With our comprehensive facilities, we can accommodate the specific needs of different animal models, providing them with appropriate housing, environmental conditions, and veterinary care. Whether it’s conducting studies on transgenic models or evaluating the efficacy of therapeutics or toxicity in porcine or canine models, our vivarium is designed to meet the unique requirements of each species.
Additionally, we take great pride in our AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) certification. This prestigious certification signifies our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare and research practices. It demonstrates our adherence to rigorous ethical guidelines, comprehensive veterinary care, and ongoing staff training, ensuring that our vivarium operates at the forefront of animal research.
The benefits of our AAALAC certification are manifold. It enhances the credibility and reliability of our research findings, as well as facilitates international collaborations and partnerships with other accredited institutions. Moreover, it assures our clients that our facilities and practices meet or exceed global standards for animal welfare and research ethics. This certification further underscores our dedication to providing the best possible care for the animals entrusted to us and upholding the integrity of our research.
With our robust infrastructure, including clean rooms, a team of experienced veterinarians and technicians, pathologists, BRF’s vivarium stands as a premier facility for preclinical research. We are equipped to handle a wide range of animal models, ensuring their health, well-being, and precise care. Through our commitment to excellence and ethical practices, we aim to contribute to scientific advancements and the development of life-saving treatments.
Quick overview of services we can provide
- Maintenance of optimal housing conditions (temperature, humidity, lighting, ventilation) for different species.
- Regular health checks, monitoring of body weight, and general well-being.
- Evaluation of feed and water quality for ensuring appropriate nutrition.
- Conducting in vivo experiments using small animal models (e.g., mice, rats, guinea pigs).
- Pharmacokinetic studies to assess drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion.
- Toxicity studies to evaluate the safety of drug candidates.
- Efficacy studies to determine the effectiveness of potential treatments.
- Carrying out studies using large animal models (Canine, Porcine, Mini Pigs, Livestock) for translational research.
- Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies in large animals.
- Safety assessment of drug candidates in large animal models.
- Evaluation of surgical techniques and medical devices.
- Provision of veterinary care and medical treatment to animals in the vivarium.
- Monitoring and management of animal health and welfare throughout the study duration.
- Collaboration with researchers and scientists to address any animal-related concerns
- Breeding and maintenance of specific animal strains or genetic modifications.
- Reproductive studies and techniques (e.g., embryo transfer, artificial insemination).
- Genetic monitoring and genotyping of animals for research purposes.