Laboratory Animal Facility and Management (LAFAM)

INTRODUCTION

The Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) has been operating at the Puncak Alam Campus since 1st June 2009. By approving the facilities provided in the new campus, UiTM’s Top Management appointed Faculty of Pharmacy to manage and maintain LAFAM. This animal facility  is currently used by the researchers of UiTM’s academic staff and other collaborators. The animal facility has its own four storey building with sophisticated equipment to house the laboratory animals. The animals are maintained to the highest ethical standards.

The Ethics followed in LAFAM is based on the principal of THE FIVE FREEDOMS

  • Freedom from Hunger and Thirst - by ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain full health and vigour
  • Freedom from Discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
  • Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
  • Freedom to Express Normal Behavior - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal’s own kind
  • Freedom from Fear and Distress - by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering

VISION

  • To advance excellence in the Laboratory Animal Care Profession
  • To promote the understanding of Laboratory Animal Research
  • To be a centre of research excellence and to be at the frontiers of Laboratory Animal Care in Malaysia

MISSION

  • To establish LAFAM as a class of reputable animal care and welfare and a reference centre for biomedical research in Malaysia.

GOAL

  • To make sure this animal facility practices a Good Laboratory Practice/ Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (GLP/AAALAC).
  • To provide a better place to accommodate controlled environments for the care and maintenance of experimental animals.
  • To breed experimental animals to cater to the faculty’s need (for research and teaching/practical sessions).
  • To promote and enhance collaborations in research with other researchers outside UiTM.






Services

Person in Charge

  • Wistar Kyoto Rat (WKY)
  • Workshop on Clinical Parasitology on Laboratory Animals

Abdul Halim Tormizi
Assistant Veterinary Officer (AVO)
013-595 2436
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  • Wistar Kyoto Rat (WKY)
  • Workshop on Laboratory Rabbit Care and Use

Mohamad Bashir Yaacob
Assistant Veterinary Officer (AVO)
017-534 0590
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  • BALB/C Mice
  • Purchasing / Quotation Laboratory Use Charges

Mohammad Fadhli Mohd Azahar
Assistant Veterinary Officer (AVO)
017-267 8808
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  • Sprague Dawley Rat (SD)
  • Special Course for Undergraduates on Laboratory Rodents (Rats and Mice) Care and Use

Nurlin Shafarah Md. Jaffar
Assistant Veterinary Officer (AVO)
019-339 9952
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  • Sprague Dawley Rat (SD)
  • Secretariat UiTM Care Ethics

Nur Hidayah Husin
Assistant Veterinary Officer (AVO)
019-222 2044
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  • ICR Mice
  • Workshop on Laboratory Rodents (Rats and Mice) Care and Use

Nurul Aini Baharom
Assistant Veterinary Officer (AVO)
012-250 7115
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Reservation Application Form

EQUIPMENTS CHARGE RATE (RM)
UNIT CHARGE UiTM PUBLIC INSTITUTE PRIVATE INSTITUTE & INDUSTRIAL
Mouse Housing System
Individually Ventilated Cages = 140 cages
cage / month 150 200 250
Alt Design
Individually Ventilated Cages = 140 cages
ivc / month 18000 23500 30000
Rat Housing System
Individually Ventilated Cages = 70 cages
cage / month 300 400 500
Alt Design
Individually Ventilated Cages = 70 cages
ivc / month 20000 27000 35000
Conventional Cage Holding Rack for Mice
  • Drinking Bottle
  • Steel Cover
  • Cage
per month 45 60 75
Conventional Cage Holding Rack for Rat
  • Drinking Bottle
  • Steel Cover
  • Cage
per month 60 80 100
Stainless Steel Rabbit Cage System
  • Drinking Bottle
  • Food Tray
  • Cage Liner
  • Cage
per month 180 240 300
Rabbit Cage & Holding Rack
  • Drinking Bottle
  • Food Tray
  • Cage Liner
  • Cage
per month   180 240 300
Primate Cage Unit per month 210 275 360
Glove Box / Isolator per month 450 600 750
Biohazard Safety Cabinet per month 450 600 750
Metabolic Cages per month 45 60 75
Bio Bubbles Bio-Booth 6 m x 5 m per month 27500 35000 46000
Bio Bubbles Bio-Booth 5 m x 4 m per month 18000 24000 30000
Bio Bubbles Bio-Booth 4 m x 4 m per month 15000 19000 25000
Bio Bubbles Bio-Booth 5.5 m x 3 m per month 15000 20000 25000
Bio Bubbles Bio-Booth 5.5 m x 5 m per month 25000 33000 42500
Top Pan Balance per month 450 600 750
Chest Freezer per month 230 300 400
Ultra-Low Freezer -86c per month 300 400 500
Glassware Washer per month 240 300 400
Animal Balance per month 160 200 270
Surgical Set
  • Operating Scissors (Sharp/Blunt)
  • Iris Scissor
  • Dressing Forceps
  • Dressing Forceps (Straight/Sharp)
  • Scalpel Handle (No.3)
  • Scalpel
  • Probes
  • Angled Seeker Probe
  • Surgical Blade
per month 35 50 65
Plastic Forceps per month 5 6.50 8.50
Iris Forceps (Curved) Sharps per month 50 6.50 8.50
Gavage (Oral Needle) Size 16 per month 15 20 25
Gavage (Oral Needle) Size 20 per month 15 20 25
Dissecting Kit
  • 4½ Inch – Iris Dissecting Scissors
  • Fluted Handle Scalpel with Blade
  • 4½ Inch-Angled Iris Forceps
  • 4½ Inch-Straight Dressing Forceps
  • Angled Mall Probe
  • Teasing Needle / Sharp Probe
  • 6 Inch- Ruler
per month 20 26 34
Scalpel Handle No.3 per month 5 6.50 8.50
Scalpel Handle No.4 per month 5 6.50 8.50
Dressing Forceps per month 5 6.50 8.50
Dressing Scissors per month 5 6.50 8.50
Curved Kelly Hemostatic Forceps per month 5 6.50 8.50
Microscope per day 25 33 43
Per day 8am – 5pm      
Per session 2 days workshop      
Per week 5 days      

 

ANIMALS UNIT CHARGE CHARGE RATE (RM)
UiTM PUBLIC INSTITUTE PRIVATE INSTITUTE & INDUSTRIAL
ICR per weaning 6.00 12.00 18.00
per adult  15.00 19.00 24.00
BALB/C per weaning  6.00 12.00 18.00
per adult  15.00 19.00 24.00

SD Rat

Sprague Dawley Rat

per weaning  15.00 20.00 26.00
per adult  28.00 36.00 47.00

WKY Rat

Wistar Kyoto Rat

per weaning  18.00 24.00 31.00
per adult  30.00 40.00 52.00

 

Type of Animal Weaning (Weight, g) Adult
Mice 19-21 days (10-12 g) > 13 g
Rat 19-21 days (40-60 g) > 61 g

 

RAW MATERIALS UNIT CHARGE CHARGE RATE (RM)
UiTM PUBLIC INSTITUTE PRIVATE INSTITUTE & INDUSTRIAL
Mouse Pellet 50 kg per beg 220.00 290.00 380.00
per kg 7.00 10.00 12.00
Corn Cob 18kg per beg 170.00 220.00 290.00
per kg 12.00 16.00 20.00

 

DISPOSABLE MATERIALS UNIT CHARGE CHARGE RATE (RM)
UiTM PUBLIC INSTITUTE PRIVATE INSTITUTE & INDUSTRIAL
PPE
  • Glove
  • Mask
per pcs 1.50 2.00 2.50
PPE
  • Disposable Lab Coat
per pcs 5.00 6.50 8.50
PPE
  • Cover Shoe
  • Clip Cap
per pcs 1.00 1.30 1.70

 

CHEMICALS UNIT CHARGE CHARGE RATE (RM)
UiTM PUBLIC INSTITUTE PRIVATE INSTITUTE & INDUSTRIAL
Anaesthetic 0.1 ml 10.00 13.00 16.00

 

SERVICES UNIT CHARGE CHARGE RATE (RM)
UiTM PUBLIC INSTITUTE PRIVATE INSTITUTE & INDUSTRIAL
Blood Sampling
Orbital Sinus
per rat 1.50 2.00 2.50
per mice 1.00 1.30 1.70
Blood Sampling
Tail
per rat 1.50 2.00 2.50
per mice 1.00 1.30 1.70
Blood Sampling
Facial
per rat 1.50 2.00 2.50
per mice 1.00 1.30 1.70
Blood Sampling
Cardiac Puncture
per rat 1.60 2.10 2.70
per mice 1.50 2.00 2.50
Anaesthetic Injection per sample 1.60 2.10 2.70
Post-mortem Conducted by Veterinarians with report per mice 10.00 13.00 17.00
per rat 10.00 16.00 20.00
Organ Sampling for Animal Study
  • Mice
  • Rat
heart 2.00 2.60 3.50
liver 2.00 2.60 3.50
lung 2.00 2.60 3.50
kidney 2.00 2.60 3.50
Reproductive Organ Sampling per rat 2.00 2.60 3.50
per mice 2.00 2.60 3.50
Handling / Animal Carcass Storage per rat 2.50 3.30 4.20
per mice 1.50 2.00 2.50
per rabbit 15.00 20.00 25.00
Removal / Killing Animal
Killing Technique based on type of animal
per rat 3.00 3.90 5.00
per mice 2.50 3.30 4.20
per rabbit 10.00 13.00 17.00
Animal Care Study 1- 4 per animal / Mice cages and Rat Feeding food and drink, with changing bedding in cage / day 15.00 20.00 25.00
Ectoparasite & Endoparasite Sampling Conducted by Veterinarians with report per animal 45.00 59.00 77.00
Euthanasia using CO2 chamber (Applicable to mice and rats only) per animal 1.00 1.30 1.60

 


Laboratory Animal Facility and Management (LAFAM)
Faculty of Pharmacy
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA Selangor
Kampus Puncak Alam
42300 Bandar Puncak Alam
SELANGOR
Fax : 03-3258 4602

Assoc. Prof. Dato’ Dr. S.Vellayan
Coordinator

Tel : 03-3258 4701/4689
H/P : 013-624 6918

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Dr. Nursakinah Binti Latifi
Veterinary Officer
013-314 1553
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Contact Us

Faculty of Pharmacy
Level 11, FF1 Building
UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus
42300 Bandar Puncak Alam

Selangor. MALAYSIA

pharmacyuitm@uitm.edu.my
farmasiuitm@gmail.com

Tel : +603 - 32584645
Fax : +603 - 32584602