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Upcoming New Animal House Facility

The Animal House (AH) project is the backbone of research activities of Drug Discovery of Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM). It breeds, maintain and provides various species and strains of quality animals to researchers of Institute. Annually, around 25,000 rodents are produced and reared in the Animal House, out of which around 20,000 rodents are put to actual research use by scientists. The AH has its own institutional Animal Ethics Committee constituted specifically to address scientific and ethical considerations of animal use for research, and this has been in existence since 1998. The AH is also registered with the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for breeding and conducting experiment on small animals.

The chief mandate of the AH is to breed and maintain different strains of mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits, and supply them upon request to institutional researchers. Surplus animals supplied on request to Govt. & Non-Govt. organizations registered with CPCSEA.

The Facility Breeds and Supplies the Following Species and Strains of Animals

Species Strains Status
Mouse Swiss mice Outbred
BALB/c mice Inbred
C57BL/6J Mice -do-
DBA/2 Mice -do-
DBA-1 Mice -do-
CDF1 Mice F1 Hybrid
Rat Wistar Outbred
Guinea Pig English, albino -do-
Rabbit New Zealand White -do-

Upcoming New Animal House Facility

GLP Standard In vivo Laboratory (Animal House)

GLP Standard In vivo Laboratory will be functional very soon to conduct regulatory studies for drug Development as per FDA, ICH, OECD, DCGI and AAALAC, CPCSEA for animal experimentation.

GLP Standard In vivo Laboratory

Capacity of Animal Breeding/Holding Rooms

Facility Available

Animal Breeding /Holding Rooms (12 Nos.)  3100 x 5070 mm/3135 x 7470 mm
In vivo Toxicology Laboratory (4Nos.): 3100 x 5070 mm
Experimental Laboratory (2Nos.) :  3135 x 7470 mm
Clean Cage Store: 3248 x 7470 mm
Clinical Pathology Laboratory: 3100 x 5070 mm
Necropsy Lab 3520 x 4470 mm
Animal Holding Room For Necropsy 2020 x 2400 mm
Central Nervous System with sound proof room 4435 x 7290 mm
Cardiovascular System with Animal Room: 3193 x 5125 mm
G.I. with Animal Room: 3193 x 5125 mm
Respiratory with Animal Room : 3125 x 4805 mm
Histopathology: 6500 x 7520 mm
Clinical Pathology: 3100 x 5070 mm
HERG & APD: 6270 x 4735 mm
Genotoxicology:  4470 x 4735 mm
Tissue Culture (2Nos.): 4470 x 4735 mm
AMES Mutagenecity: 4135 x 5451 mm


No. of Floors G+1+Service Floor
Ground Floor Covered area    1378 sq.m
First floor covered area 1372 sq.m
Service floor covered area 554 sq.m
Total covered area 3304 sq.m
Start of Construction 12.12.2012
Completion period  11.07.2014


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Animal Room
Animal Room

Proposed designed of Animal Room

IIIM supported INVIVO Studies of various other Institutions in India by providing Rodents (Animals) during last five years.

Sr.No. Name of institute
PGIMER, Chandigarh
CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi
ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute(NDRI, Karnal)
ICAR-National institute of high security animal Disease(NIHSAD),Bhopal
CSIR-IHBT, Palampur
GNDU, Amritsar
Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Srinagar
University of Kashmir
Institute of Animal health & Biological Product,Zakura,Srinagar
Institute of Animal health & Biological Product,R.S Pura,jammu.
Dept. Of Pharmacology and Therapeutics,Govt. Medical college, Jammu
Dept of Anatomy, Govt. Medical college, Jammu
Department of Pharma,biochem,parasitology of Veterinary college, SKUAST, Jammu
Department of Pharmacology and toxicology,Veterinary college,Palampur(H.P)
ISF College of pharmacy, Moga,Punjab
Dept. of Biosciences, H.P.U. Shimla