Biomedical Primate Research Centre - BPRC
The Biomedical Primate Research Centre is an independent non-profit foundation of which one of the missions is to perform biomedical research on very serious, life-threatening diseases. The centre has 6 major research departments: the Departments of Virology (HIV and HCV), Parasitology (malaria and tuberculosis), Immunobiology (autoimmune diseases and transplantation), Comparative Genetics, Alternatives and the Animal Science Department (primatology, pathology and ethology). The BPRC is a centre of expertise for non-human primates and houses at this moment ±1600 animals (chimpanzees, rhesus macaques, common marmosets, cotton-top tamarins, and aotus). Most of these animals are in stable breeding groups or families. Since 2004, Dutch law does not allow the use of chimpanzees for biomedical research. Apart from the different disciplines of the research departments, the BPRC has expertise in primate pathology, as well as in microbiology, genetics, haematology and clinical chemistry. The BPRC is the co-coordinator of the network.
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