The Laboratory Animal Services Facility team supports Stowers research programs that include the study of animal models to better understand biological processes of health and disease.
The Laboratory Animal Services Facility (LASF) provides the Institute’s research staff with AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal care and support services using state-of-the-art equipment, advanced technology, and a progressive staff in a premier animal facility. The LASF is responsible for maintaining the health and welfare of all mammalian species involved in research studies at the Institute, predominantly mice and rats.
The facility is designed to maintain animal projects under rigorous barrier conditions with every effort made to limit the introduction of undesirable pathogens that may impact the integrity and reproducibility of the research data. High standards of animal health and welfare are maintained, regularly monitored, and examined by federal agencies and local ethics committees.
The LASF provides services in a wide range of invasive and non-invasive procedures including injections, embryo harvests, blood and tissue collection, surgeries, and the creation of genetically modified mouse models using microinjection techniques.
- Steris Detach® Robotics
- Vevo 2100 Ultrasound Imaging System
- CUY21EDIT-II Square Wave Electroporator
- GC-40 Cesium Irradiator
- Edstrom Watchdog Monitoring System