The Animal Facility of IPS was established in 2013 and is an authorized unit with a Laboratory Animal Use Permit granted by the Shanghai government. It is well-equipped and runs under strict regulations. In addition to training all research scientists at IPS in the correct care, handling and use of laboratory animals, the Animal Facility, together with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) of IPS, approves animal protocols for procedures carried out at IPS and monitors their appropriate execution.
The Animal Facility occupies a total area of 1160ｍ２, including 800ｍ２ for animal housing and breeding and 360ｍ２ for performing various procedures. The entire facility is maintained under constant temperature, humidity and ventilation and runs under automatic light cycles. It is also equipped with a disinfection system, an automatic alarm and telecommunication system and an emergency power supply system. In addition to laboratory animal housing, the facility also has allocated space for the experiments.
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