November 29, 2011 - Recently, the Kunming Primate Research Center (KPRC), China, which creates research models and provides related services, underwent the every 3 years’ self-study and external peer review of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International.
AAALAC International is a private, voluntary, non-profit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science; enhances the quality of research, teaching, and testing by promoting humane, responsible animal care and use; and also provides advice and independent assessments to participating institutions and accredits those that meet or exceed applicable standards. Till now, over 700 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions in 31 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and use.
2008, the indoor animal feeding facilities and animal quality inspection laboratory of KPRC received AAALAC accreditation as the first non-human primate breeder in the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Yunnan Province. KPRC, established in 2005, is a non-profit, non-cooperate unity of Kunming Institute of Zoology, the CAS. The functions of the indoor animal feeding facilities and animal quality inspection laboratory of KPRC include academic/clinical research and sci-tech achievements transfer/transformation.
KPRC has the first laboratory non-human primate computer data management system in China. The main research directions are non-human primate animal AIDS modelization, learning and memory neuronal diseases cure and prevention, non-human primate embryonic stem cell research, and non-human primate ecology and protection.
As the pivotal national non-human primate research base, KPRC maintains the high standards that are consistent with international laws, guidelines and policies relating to the use of experimental animals in biomedical research and endeavors to provide best services to facilitate research.