Animal Welfare

The GemPharmatech Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for supervising and evaluating all animal-related activities at GemPharmatech’s facilities to protect the animals' welfare.

Our Surveillance System: Under the guidance of the Institutional Officer (IO), the GemPharmatech IACUC and the Attending Veterinarian (AV) supervise all animal and animal-related activities at the institution.

Our responsibilities: We supervise and offer regular training to staff on animal welfare and ensure the animals' living conditions to enhance the welfare of all animals.

Our guidelines:

  1. Review all experimental protocols in the institution according to the 3R principles and provide approvals and oversight of the protocols.

  2. Supervise all animal-related activities in the institution.

  3. Provide animal welfare-related training to the institution's personnel.

  4. Ensure a comprehensive animal welfare reporting mechanism is in place to detect and report any animal welfare violations in a timely manner.

Our daily work:

  1. Pre-approve experimental programs before commencement. 

  2. Review experimental protocols following adoption. 

  3. Regularly review animal activities and associated facilities within the institution. 

  4. Conduct IACUC regular meetings at least once every two month to discuss animal welfare-related issues. Urgent meeting will be hold if necessary.


  Guide For The Care and use of Laboratory Animals Eight Edition

  The IACUC HANDBOOK Second Edition

  AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition

  USDA Pain level

  GBT 34791-2017 Laboratory animals-Requirement for quality control

  GBT 35892-2018 Laboratory animals—Guideline for ethical review of animal welfare

Each mouse at GemPharmatech is unique in its life and worth, and we treat each mouse with the utmost respect and kindness.


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