Animal Research

Animal Research

Biological Testing Facility

The Biological Testing Facility (BTF) at Garvan is a centralised Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) facility with housing and phenotypic analysis of small rodents and zebrafish. BTF staff are trained in the care and husbandry of these animals and the facility offers full time veterinary support.

The facility contains specialised equipment for phenotyping genetically modified (GM) mice including the oxymax indirect calorimetry, dexascan along with other specialised facilities/equipment to assist with biomedical research, including in vivo animal imaging, irradiator, PC2 rodent facilities, variable temperature and reverse light cycle room and the behavioural phenotyping facility. 

Contact Us

For further information please contact Dr Jenny Kingham at j.kingham@garvan.org.au.

 

Australian BioResources Pty Ltd

ABR On Page LogoThe Australian BioResources Pty Ltd (ABR) facility in Moss Vale, NSW, is a state of the art centralized facility specialising in the breeding of congenic, mutant and genetically modified mouse lines for Garvan and partner institutes.

Services provided include import/export, rederivation, cryopreservation, and genome editing using the latest targeting technologies. The facility is supported by a world-class facility management system called “Stuart”. All services are ordered and their progress tracked online using the StuartWeb platform.

Contact Us

For further information please contact Dr Jenny Kingham at j.kingham@garvan.org.au.

 

The Garvan Institute operates under strict ethical guidelines.  We only use animals in research programs that are of the highest quality and where no alternatives are available. All such work is carried out under licences issued by the Garvan/St Vincent’s Animal Ethics Committee (AEC). The AEC ensures that the use of animals is justified, taking into consideration the scientific or educational benefits and the potential effects on the welfare of the animals. Read more about our policy on animals in research here.