In Vitro Embryo Production (IVEP)
Our IVEP lab is well equipped for routine production of embryos by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (Cloning), In Vitro fertilization (IVF) and Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
We harvest the oocytes from ovaries collected from slaughterhouse, which are matured in vitro, and/or use ultrasound guided ovum pick up to get the in vivo matured oocytes from live animals/donors.
We are also well equipped for undertaking embryo sexing, embryo splitting and embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic and related diagnosis. All the facilities are in place for oocyte, embryo and tissue freezing
Multiple Ovulation and Embryo Transfer (MOET)
We are inducing super-stimulation and super-ovulation in elite donor animals and flush the embryos out from them to transfer into synchronized recipients.
This procedure helps us to produce more than one offspring from an elite female animal.
Ultrasound guided ovum pick up is routinely done to collect immature or mature oocytes from our experimental animals. These oocytes are being used by our IVEP team for embryo production.
Our MOET team also studies follicular dynamics and ovulation in different animal species.
The team is also responsible for evaluation of donor and recipient animals, pregnancy diagnosis and other routine checkups during pregnancy.
Cell and Molecular Biology
The cell and molecular biology lab is involved in establishing a cell bank from endangered species of the region. These cells are stored in our gene bank for their possible use in future studies, if these animals get extinct.
We have also established a cell/gene bank from elite animals and provide services to owners of such animals in establishing and storing cells from their genetically valuable animals
The lab is also actively involved in processing biopsy samples for cell culture, establishing fibroblast cell lines from such biopsies and preparing them for Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer.
The Andrology lab of our center is equipped with all the facilities and latest gadgets for semen collection, its evaluation, freezing and storage from small as well as large animals.
We have separate facilities to store ample quantity of semen for different species.
The main focus of this lab is to study avian reproduction in depth and possible application of biotechnological techniques to enhance and preserve avian species of the region.
The team also produces cell lines, which are being used for genetic and related studies.
Our Animal Husbandry department manages all the experimental animals, their welfare and health in order to boost their reproductive potential.
We are very particular about the application of animal ethical guidelines on all aspects of care, handling and management of these animals