A new Animal Facility near the School of Life Sciences in the University of Hyderabad was inaugurated by Prof Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad on 5th September, 2019.
This facility was made with a vision to cater to the needs of research investigators working with small animal models like rodents and rabbits. The built up area of the facility is 1501 square meter spread over two floors and has 63 rooms to house the animals. The facility additionally has provision to rear and experiment with other animal models like insects and fishes. The holding capacity of animal house is nearly 12,000 that include rats, mice, rabbits and genetically modified transgenic mice/immunocompromised animals.
Prof Appa Rao mentioned that advanced Animal House Facility will provide an opportunity to perform cutting edge research that that will facilitate the investigators to publish in high impact journals as in vivo models (animals) provide better answers to several biomedical/health care related issues that cannot be directly addressed in humans.