Center for Biomedical Research
The Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) is a 2,060 square foot state-of-the-art animal research facility and is responsible for the care of animals used in research. The CBR contains 10 animal rooms, one quarantine room, two bio-hazardous facilities with a common water shower (one with Class 2 Biological Safety cabinet and Chemical Hood and the other has Class 2 Biological Safety Cabinet), and one radio isotope room equipped with a chemical hood and a water shower. Four out of 10 animal rooms have center floor drains that can accommodate large animals if necessary. There is also a surgical suite composed of a preparation room, a scrub room, a recovery room and a large surgery room. Temperatures in the animal rooms can be controlled between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity between 30 percent and 80 percent. The facility has a 100 percent back-up system in the event of electrical failure.
The CBR is accredited by AAALAC International, a private, non-profit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science.