Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

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Biological Support Unit (BSU)

Our state-of-the-art Biological Support Unit provides housing and care for pathogen-free rodents used in the academic research programmes and by private companies.
The BSU is made up of four bio-science units, each performing a unique role in the provision of flexible services to meet the dynamic requirements of biological research. We have a mix of animal technicians and service technicians who perform daily husbandry duties and provide essential services to the facility.

‚ÄčOur animal technicians hold Home Office Personal Licences enabling us to provide technical support for researchers. We have a commitment to up-hold the highest standards of animal welfare in all aspects of our work.

The bio-science units surround the central services unit which utilises robotic cage-washing technology and automated sterilisation processes to provide equipment and consumables to each of the animal holding areas.

The Babraham Institute is signatory of the Concordat on Openness on Animals in Research.

Facility Flier

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