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Institute for Animal Experimentation

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Institute for Animal Experimentation

(Established: May 1, 1972)

The institute was established to support animal experimentation for life science research, and was renovated in 2014.

Central Research Division

Section of animal care and facility management

Rooms for various laboratory animals (e.g., mice, rats, rabbits, dogs, pigs, sheep and monkeys), and for special experiments such as to examine animal biorhythms and experimental infection, etc.

Section of operation

Operation rooms for treatment of small, medium and large size animals.

Section of developmental biotechnology

Cryopreservation of embryos, ova and sperm of mice and rats. Elimination of specific pathogens based on embryo transfer.

Section of animal experimentation support

Guidance with regard to animal experimentation techniques, and the collection and supply of related information.

Rearing rooms and laboratories

Animal rearing rooms for mice and rats, biological specimen analysis rooms, surgery and experimental treatment rooms.

Number of Registered Laboratories and People (As of March 2016)

  Laboratories Numbers of Registered
Graduate School of Medicine 30 189
Other Departments in School 3 34

Number of Facility Users (Fiscal Year 2015)

Number of Users (Apr. 1, 2015 – Mar. 31, 2016) 12,712
Daily Average Number of Users 35