Combining Private Enterprise
with Academic Excellence
The Toxicology Research Laboratory has significant experience in utilizing rodents, dogs, rabbits, and non-human primates in preclinical safety assessment programs. These include acute, subchronic, and chronic toxicity studies; reproductive and developmental toxicity studies; neurobehavioral toxicity studies; and pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and disposition studies. Expertise in neuropharmacology and cardiovascular safety pharmacology testing is also available on-site.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is uniquely equipped with both the human and technological resources to meet our clients individualized needs. The UIC Animal Facility is one of the largest of its type in the nation and occupies over 100,000 square feet of laboratory space. Organized on three floors, the Animal Facility oversees the care and maintenance of animals used by the Toxicology Research Laboratory. Fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) lntemational and licensed by the USDA, the UIC Animal Facility has consistently received positive evaluations from representatives of the Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health , and pharmaceutical and chemical companies. Access to the Animal Facility is restricted to key cardholders. In addition, each animal room is under lock and key.
The UIC Research Resources Center provides extensive facilities for the support of animal research projects such as:
- Bio-instrumentation Laboratory
- Electron Microscope Facility
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility
- Flow Cytometry Laboratory
- Instrument Shop Facility
- Spectroscopy Facility
- CAT Scanner
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