Laboratory Animal Facility and Management (LAFAM)

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.

Past and Future Activities

2013

Necropsy Workshop

Laboratory Animal Care and Use Workshop (24th April 2013)

IPOPS Pre-Conference Workshop (Laboratory Animal in Research LAFAM) (2nd & 3rd September 2013)

1st Knowledge Sharing Sessions

 2014

1st Laboratory Animal Care and Use Workshop (17th & 18th February 2014)

2nd Laboratory Animal Care and Use Workshop –rodent & rabbit (9th-11th June 2014)

2nd Knowledge Sharing Sessions (25th September 2014)

2015

3rd Knowledge Sharing Sessions (22nd April 2015)

3rd Laboratory Animal Care and Use Workshop (10th & 11th June 2015)

4th Laboratory Animal Care and Use Workshop (8th & 9th September 2015)

4th Knowledge Sharing Sessions (5th November 2015)

1st Undergradute Animal Care and Use Workshop (phc566) (30thOctober & 20thNovember 2015)

2016

1st Laboratory Animal Workshop on Rabbit (23rd & 24th February 2016)

5th Laboratory Animal Care and Use Workshop (29th & 30th March 2016)

5th LAFAM’S Knowledge Sharing Sessions (CPD Series) (4th May 2016)

Snakebite : Treatment & Management (15th Jun 2016)

6th Laboratory Animal Care and Use Workshop (15th & 16th August 2016)

An Essential Introduction to Snakes, Venom & Envenomation (30th September 2016)

Recent Update Series: 6 (26th October 2016)

2nd Special Course for Undergraduates on Laboratory Rodents (Rats and Mice) Care and Use 2016 (14th & 16th December 2016)

3rd Special Course for Undergraduates on Laboratory Rodents (Rats and Mice) Care and Use 2016 (20th December 2016)

 

2017

7th Workshop on Laboratory Rodents (Rats and Mice) Care and Use 2017 (24th & 25th January 2017)

Recent Update Series: 7 (15th March 2017)

4th Special Course for Undergraduates on Laboratory Rodents (Rats and Mice) Care and Use 2017 (22th March 2017)

2nd Laboratory Animal Workshop on Rabbits 2017 (18th & 19th April 2017)

8th Workshop on Laboratory Rodents (Rats and Mice) Care and Use 2017 (3th & 4th May 2017)

IPOPS (May 2017)

5th Special Course for Undergraduates on Laboratory Rodents (Rats and Mice) Care and Use 2017 (Dis 2017)

Contact :

Prof. Dr. Aishah Adam
Dean
Faculty of Pharmacy
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA Selangor
Kampus Puncak Alam
42300 Bandar Puncak Alam
SELANGOR
Tel : 03-3258 4646 / 4688
Fax : 03-3258 4602
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Assoc. Prof. Dato’ Dr. S.Vellayan
Coordinator
Laboratory Animal Facility and Management (LAFAM)
Faculty of Pharmacy
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA Selangor
Kampus Puncak Alam
42300 Bandar Puncak Alam
SELANGOR
Tel : 03-3258 4701/4689
H/P : 013-6246918
Fax : 03-3258 4602
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.