SRIHER is the first Medical University in South east Asia whose ‘Centre for Toxicology and Developmental Research (CEFTE)’ become an OECD-GLP compliant Test facility (GLP/C-105/2017),. Animal facility is registered with CPCSEA, GoI, (189/PO/ReBi/S/2000/CPCSEA) and falls under the Animal Bio Safety level II (ABSL II).
About 25,000 sq.ft area with two floor equipped with state-of-the art facilities for Toxicology, Genetic Toxicology, Pharmacology, Behavioural, Clinical & anatomic pathology evaluation. Biometric access controlled Double corridor systems with 55:45 % air recycle ratio filtered through 5 micron HEPA filter and 12 - 15 air exchanges per hour. Along with uninterrupted electric supply is ensured with two 1000 KVA generators.
Environmental conditions (Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Illumination and Noise levels) are centrally controlled, continuously monitored and recorded.
Dedicated experimental area for discovery and exploratory studies including Surgery suite and Behavioural procedures. Surgery suite is fitted with a Ceiling mounted shadow less Operation theatre lamp with 70,000 lux capacity. Homoeothermic rodent operation board mounted on a hydraulic operation table. Dedicated inhalant anaesthetic system. Stereotaxic apparatus for ICV injection.
Separate rooms for quarantine and holding for different species such as rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice and with individual rooms to conduct experiments . Individually ventilated caging system (IVC) for SPF and immune-compromised animals.
Facilities include Quality Assurance Unit, Information Technology unit with dedicated documentation facility, ear-marked area for experimentation for toxicology and genetic toxicology with test item preparation, laboratory space for clinical chemistry and anatomic pathology which includes Samples/Specimens processing, storage and examination and wet and dry material archival facility.
Studies are conducted according to the regulatory test guidelines viz; FDA, EMEA, ICH, CDSCO, DCGI, Schedule, ISO etc with prior approval from institutional animal ethics committee