The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the largest biomedical research institution in Ohio and ranked among the nation's medical schools for research funding from the National Institutes of Health. As a research powerhouse, a primary goal of the School is to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research that leads to improvement in clinical care and the development of new knowledge in the biomedical sciences.
Animal Resource Center
Case Western School of Medicine provides substantial resources for a state-of-the-art Animal Resource Center (ARC) that includes 4 AAALAC-accredited facilities staffed by 3 full time veterinarians and support staff, available to all researchers in Wolstein.
Facility space includes the 84,000 sq. ft. Animal Resource Center located in the basement of the Biomedical Research Building at the School of Medicine (extensive renovation completed August 2007), 25,000 sq. ft. of new space in the sub-basement of the Wolstein Research Building, and 3500 sq. ft. in the Wearn Building.
These facilities house several operational units specializing in housing and care of animals used in all aspects of research. A high level rodent barrier, integrated BSL2/BSL3 suite, quarantine facilities, large and farm animal housing units, large animal surgery area and specific pathogen free rodent housing areas are included as well as athymic mice, a biohazard level 3 mouse facility and animal imaging. Case School of Medicine also provides support for maintenance, breeding, genotyping and generation of transgenic “knock-out” and compound mutant mice.