HYDERABAD: The National Animal Resources Facility for Biomedical Research (NARFBR) to be inaugurated by Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandavia on April 2, is not only the first exclusive research center about animals, but also the first of his kind installation in South Asia. The facility is spread over 4 lakh square feet and was completed at a cost of Rs 400 crore.
Besides a separate breeding and experimentation facility for rodents, the research center also has similar facilities for ruminants, pigs, canids, primates and horses. Primates and equines have various facilities for a wide range of activities. The center also has a huge building serving as a common containment facility.
Disclosing this to the media at the BJP State Office on Tuesday, Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy urged the people of Telangana to use the state-of-the-art facilities.
He said that this institute was established under the auspices of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) with international standards to conduct research on various aspects of animals, related to biomedical research that will help in developing new drugs, vaccines , medical devices and food products.
“This institute is an umbrella organization for biotech, biopharmaceutical, biomedical and biomedical facilities to work together in one place. It will also develop various specialized models for testing animal-related research products, making it a world-class facility for animal research,” explained Kishan Reddy.
He said the center will facilitate the development of biomedical research in the country, working with medical schools, research and universities, universities and biotechnology and biopharmaceutical organizations for the creation and development of a wide range animal-related laboratories and associated technical resources.