Animal research

Opening of animal research center at Jawaharlal Nehru University

A new “state-of-the-art” animal research facility was inaugurated at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday. According to a statement from the university, the facility is supported by the National Facility Project of the Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Research Program (DPRP), Department of Science and Technology.

“This facility was developed by M/s Labinnovision to meet the demands of advanced research using athymic/immunocompromised mice and transgenic animals. This facility will be useful to serve ongoing research projects involving preclinical animal models at JNU,” he said.

The lab will also be beneficial in collaborative research projects at JNU.

“JNU has developed this state-of-the-art animal research facility that will enhance the quality and range of investigations in biomedical research at JNU. It will further provide training and exposure on how to ethically handle and use valuable laboratory animals to academic researchers and young scientists working in various fields of life sciences and systems medicine,” said Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said in the statement.