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Research Lab

Central Animal Facility

Central animal facility at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus is a CCSEA (Committee for Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals) approved facility with total floor area of 5330 sq. ft. The facility maintains animal species like rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits. The central animal facility contains a well-established neuro behavioural lab with Harvard instruments like Active/ Passive Avoidance, Place Preference, Stereotaxic apparatus, Social Interaction, Morris Water Maze, Elevated Plus Maze, Operant Conditioning, Rota rod, IR Actimeter for testing of fear & emotion, Reward & addiction, Learning& memory, Anxiety & Depression, Attention& impulsivity, Locomotor Activity & Exploration, Sensory motor& Co-Ordination. It is also equipped with IVIS (Invivo Imaging system) used mainly for oncology research for monitoring of disease progression, gene expression patterns in live animals. The facility is used for conducting advanced research in the areas of ocular studies, pre-clinical pharmacokinetics, bioavailability studies and pharmacological screening of various drugs.


  • Animal cage change work station
  • Individual ventilated cages
  • Autoclave
  • Laser doppler blood flow meter

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Histology and Imaging