Welcome to Animal Research Facility (ARF)

The mission of the Animal Research 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 (50), mice (2000), rats (2000) 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 Research Facility (ARF) provides breeding and housing facilities for the researchers. This facility is designed and operated to ensure all animals are housed in controlled environment humanely while providing maximal protection for the animals against contamination.

The establishment of new National Facility for Laboratory Animal Research Center (NFLARC) of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) level  has begun which is spread over 1,653 m2 area. This center will facilitate nation-wide researchers to conduct their animal related experiments in SPF environment.

Contact to ARF:

For problems during regular work hours (Mon – Sat 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m)
General questions concerning the ARF can be addressed by calling the main office at 4824936 or UAN: 111 222 292 and Ext: 303. 
or writing to Incharge of ARF  Dr. Mudassar at email address: 
mudassar.azhar@iccs.edu; azhar610@gmail.com

Animal Care and Use Courses​

Introduction to Rabbits
Introduction to Mice
Introduction to Rats

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