What we do and why
The Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) is a scientific research institute that conducts biomedical research on serious diseases, e.g. AIDS, malaria, hepatitis, tuberculosis and autoimmune diseases such as MS, as well as ageing-associated diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Research not involving animal testing
At the same time, we also expend a great deal of energy on the development of testing methods that do not involve animal testing. For this reason, every department in our institute is working on alternative research methods. Moreover, there is a special unit at BPRC that carries out research on methods not involving animal testing.
But that is not all BPRC does. BPRC also collaborates with zoos and helps improve the health of primates living in the wild. BPRC researchers are working hard to develop methods which will help us preserve primate species in an animal-friendly manner.