The mission of the Animal Resource Facility (ARF) is to facilitate animal use in research at the ICCBS, University of Karachi by providing high quality animal care in accordance with Institutional regulations and guidelines. This large two- floor animal house of the ICCBS supports various research programs in the research areas of Pharmacology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicines, Toxicology, etc.
Space is available for housing guinea pigs (14), mice (900), rats (1000) and rabbits (20). These animals are maintained and bred at ARF of ICCBS. Animal procedure rooms for investigator use are available in the newly added floor.
It also provides information to investigators and their staff regarding the humane care and use of animals involved in research at ICCBS. The Animal Resource Facility (ARF) provides daily animal care for the animal facility. This facility is designed and operated to ensure all animals are housed appropriately and humanely while providing maximal protection for the animals against contamination.
For problems during regular work hours (Mon – Sat 8:00am to 4:00pm)
General questions concerning the ARF can be addressed by calling the main office at 4824936 Ext: 146.