Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences has passed the on-site inspection by AAALAC
Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT), announced that the Non-human Primate Experimental Platform has passed the on-site inspection by Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and was officially granted AAALAC accreditation.
AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.
Nearly 1,000 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions in 46 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and use. These institutions volunteer to participate in AAALAC's program, in addition to complying with the local, state and federal laws that regulate animal research.
Some of the institutions that have earned AAALAC accreditation include the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The American Red Cross, and the National Institutes of Health [On-line].Available Telnet: www.aaalac.org
Shenzhen was one of the first batch of National Biological Industry Bases approved in China. This AAALAC accreditation marks a breakthrough for Shenzhen in having international accreditation of the care and use of laboratory animals and also functions as a bridge to connect the world in nonclinical drug safety assessment. Getting accredited could promote the regulation and effectiveness of the biomedical research in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, show explicit fact that international animal welfare standards are achieved in Shenzhen. In addition, being granted AAALAC accreditation would become a driving force for the growth in firms and the development of the leading edge of technology from biomedicine industry in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.
On behalf of Shenzhen, SIAT will take the lead in the international cooperation on biomedicine research in Non-human Primate.
Currently, more than 980 animal care and use programs in 44 countries have earned AAALAC International accreditation. These programs include academic institutions, commercial organizations, agricultural research programs, government agencies, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
The Brain Cognition and Brain Disease Institute of SIAT was co-founded by SIAT,Chinese Academy of Sciences and McGovern Institute at MIT On November 16, 2014.