The Georgetown University Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) oversees the Research Resource Facility (RRF) which supports animal research and teaching activities for the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and the Main Campus.
The DCM’s mission is to provide state of the art facilities and quality animal care to support biomedical research and teaching missions of the University, and to comply with all applicable animal welfare regulations and guidelines. DCM also advises and educates researchers, staff and students on animal models and biomethodology while promoting best practices for the responsible use of animals.
Georgetown University’s animal care and use program is accredited by AAALAC International.
The Georgetown University Division of Comparative Medicine oversees a centralized animal resource facility and program that is AAALAC accredited, registered with USDA, and holds a PHS Assurance. The facility has back up emergency power and automated control of temperature, humidity, and lighting. The facility has SPF rodent barrier facilities, ABSL-2 rodent housing, large animal housing, procedure rooms, a surgical operating suite, IVIS and xray imaging equipment, and necropsy facilities. Staff are skilled and experienced to work with a variety of species and perform technical procedures, including tumor xenograft studies, drug treatments, blood collections, tissue harvest, and other procedures upon request. The GU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee provides program oversight.
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