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Animal Facility


Leader :
Akihito Ishigami, Ph.D. Vice-director
Shuichi Yanai, Ph.D.
Associate Researcher :
Tomoko Arasaki, MS.


Laboratory Animals, Natural aging, Reproductive engineering


Animal experiments remains indispensable for scientific research. At the same time, we emphasize that the humane care of laboratory animals must be considered appropriately. Animal facility has been set up to support scientific research based on the principles of 3Rs (Reduction, Refinement, Replacement). We aim to be a facility that can provide total support for scientific research through training on animal experiment and maintenance / management of laboratory animals.

1. We provide high-quality standards in animal husbandry considering the humane care of laboratory animals.
2. We provide researchers with naturally aged animals and disclose basic data necessary for scientific research.
3. We provide education and training programs to learn laws related to animal welfare and basic principles of animal experiments.
4. We provide services of reproductive engineering technology for in vitro fertilization, embryo transfer, and embryo-sperm cryopreservation.
5. We perform self-inspection and evaluation to ensure that our animal experiments comply with “Fundamental guidelines for proper conduct of animal experiment and related activities in academic research institutions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology”. For the third-party inspection, our facility obtained accreditation from Japan Health Science Foundation in 2017.