Laboratory Animal Unit of the University of Hong Kong

Laboratory Animal Unit

The Laboratory Animal Unit (LAU) is an AAALAC International accredited service unit of the Faculty of Medicine. The Unit was established in 1979. The primary function of the LAU is the breeding of specific pathogen free laboratory animals for research and teaching, mainly for the Faculty of Medicine, although animals are also supplied to other University departments and units. Centralized animal holding and surgical facilities for biomedical research are also provided. The Unit also advises on matters relating to laboratory animal science and provides veterinary service to all departments and units of the University.