The Division of Primate Resources, responsible for the care
of more than 1,700 nonhuman primates, provides researchers
throughout the country with the services and facilities to
support cutting-edge biomedical research.
The diverse colony of nine species includes more than 1,000
rhesus macaques and other Old World monkeys, as well as New
World species including the common marmoset and squirrel monkey.
The Center also maintains the largest breeding colony of cotton-top
tamarins in the world.
A full-time staff of clinical veterinarians, certified veterinary
technicians, and nearly 50 animal care professionals is responsible
for the welfare of the Center's colonies and provides around-the-clock
The Division of Primate Resources provides essential technical
support and consultation for scientists in diverse areas of
biomedical research. Visiting researchers rely on the skill
and expertise of the Primate Resources staff to perform a
wide range of clinical and surgical procedures. The Division
also works to preserve and ensure the health of the NEPRC
colonies through the study of spontaneous disease.
NEPRC is accredited by the International Association for
the Assessment of and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care--
the first facility of its kind to hold this distinction.