श्री चित्रा तिरुनाल आयुर्विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, त्रिवेंद्रम
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
The mandate given to the Division of Laboratory Animal Science (DLAS) at BMT Wing, SCTIMST, is on "humane care, management and supply of small laboratory animals of quality" for accredited testing and scientific research activities.
The division also extends technical assistance to Research Scholars and Scientists for performing animal experiments. The care and management of animals in DLAS is as per ISO 10993- Part-II guidelines on an International platform and under CPCSEA guidelines on the National platform.
Training for Research Scholars in the care and management of laboratory animals, and regulatory aspects in animal experimentations are imparted in DLAS on a regular basis. The Division also carries out animal experiments for research purpose and non-accredited tests as directed by the Institute.
The animals have gained an International Nomenclature status with a Unique Lab Code "Sctb" as per the Guidelines for Nomenclature of Mouse and Rat Strains regulated by the International Committee on Standardized Genetic Nomenclature for Mice and Rats.
The Division has a short term Future plan on setting up a model experimental animal facility with Individually Ventillated Cages and a long term goal of getting Accredited with AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) International.
Animal House, Holding and Breeding, Experimental Animal Facility
Small Laboratory Animal Supply, Animal Blood and Serum, Invasive procedures for research applications in small lab animals, Assistance in Research regarding various materials for Bio Medical applications, Imparting Human Resource Development in the Area of Laboratory Animals Science etc