Our monkeys are specified pathogen-free (SPF) with known genetic and origin.

The center aims to provide a good quality in health and genetic of non-human primates (NHPs) and to provide research services for both in country and aboard. Three species of NHPs are and will be bred, reared and used for research; Thai origin cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis), Indian rhesus macaques (M. mulatta) and common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus).

Species of NHPs in the Center

Cynomolgus macaque

The first NHP to be raised by the primate research center is cynomolgus macaque because of its lack of breeding season which made them suitable for research of reproduction, aging and infectious diseases. Additionally, cynomolgus macaques are common in Thailand and thus appropriate for domestication and production as laboratory animals in health sciences. Macaques with known origins, clear genetic traits and specific-pathogen-free (SPF) are now in great demands for drug testing and research. Thailand has a great potential in production of macaques with quality health and genetics to the world’s demand.

At present, we have more than 700 cynomolgus macaques, and in 2022 we plan to have 200 common marmosets (Note: after the construction of marmoset building is completed). They are free from tuberculosis, B virus, SIV, SRV and STLV that are reared in social housing system.

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