Animal Facility

Animal Facility is a central support laboratory for all laboratories of National Institute of Biologicals for performing in-vivo quality control tests as per Indian or other Pharmacopoeias for quality control evaluation of the batches of various biologicals received in the institute. All in-vivo tests being performed in the laboratory have been accredited under ISO: 17025 since 2010 and Animal Facility participates in the external audit by NABL every year to maintain competency and to ensure that all quality systems are in place.

The staff of the facility strongly believes that "Good Science and Animal Welfare go Hand in Hand" and is commitment to the application of 3 R's for replacement, reduction and refinement. The facility ensures timely availability of different laboratory animal species for various in vivo tests by a well- planned breeding program or by procuring animals from other CPCSEA registered sources. therefore provides veterinary services, advises and educates the scientists and staff of NIB on animal experimentation issues while promoting the best practices for the humane and responsible use of animals.

Animal care staff of the facility ensures high quality animal husbandry and care that meets the requirements of animal welfare regulations and guidelines provided by CPCSEA. Animal Facility of NIB has also been accredited for “Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001” in 2019 thus ensuring that a rigorous health and safety policy is in place which protects the staff of Animal Facility against possible occupational risks and reduces the likelihood of accidents in the workplace.

We organize a large number of trainings in the field of Laboratory Animal Science for M.Sc and PhD students, faculty, veterinarians and technicians based on the requests received by the competent authority.

We also provide good quality laboratory animals to educational and research institutes and industry in Delhi-NCR and neighboring states.