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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

Eligible animal species

Mice, rats, rabbits, dogs, pigs, sheep, monkeys and other animals

Rearing rooms and laboratories

Animal rearing rooms, surgery and experimental treatment rooms, behavioral analysis room, biological specimen analysis room, experimental infection rooms, X-ray irradiation room and imaging room

Analytical instruments

X-ray irradiation system, in vivo imaging system, two-photon microscopy

Technical support

Basic technical training, genetic stock preservation (frozen embryos,sperm preservation), genetic stock maintenance, reproductive technology (embryo and sperm freezing, individual creation),anesthesia induction support, experimental and therapeutic support of laboratory animals

Number of Registered Laboratories and People (Data as of March 31, 2022)

  Laboratories Numbers Registered
Faculty of Medicine 26 204
Other Faculties in the University 6 54

Number of Facility Users (Fiscal Year 2021)

Number of Users (Apr. 1, 2021 – Mar. 31, 2022) 32,121
Daily Average Number of Users 88