ICLAS Monitoring Center

Genetic or microbiological quality control of laboratory animals is essential in order to perform highly precise laboratory animal production and animal experiments. These quality control prevents animal culling due to microbial infection and genetic contamination, contributing to animal welfare. The ICLAS Monitoring Center contributes to quality improvement and animal welfare of laboratory animals in Japan through the following activities. Please feel free to contact us.


  1. Administration of consigned genetic or microbiological tests for monitoring
  2. Administration of consigned microbiological tests in various cells
  3. Distribution of standard test reagents for in-house monitoring testing
  4. Consultation on quality control
  5. Education and training on monitoring tests
  6. Development and improvement of testing techniques
  7. Provision of information on monitoring tests
  8. Administration of consigned studies using various microorganisms

We are certified according to ISO 9001 for these activities. and are a member of the ICLAS (International Council for Laboratory Animal Science) Laboratory Animal Quality Network. In addition, we have undergone an external assessment by the "ICLAS Monitoring Center Steering Committee" comprised of laboratory animal related organizations in Japan.

  1. Prevalence of murine astrovirus in laboratory animal facilities in Japan.
    Morita H, Yasuda M, Yamamoto M, Uchida R, Tanaka M, Ishida T, Hayashimoto N.
    J Vet Med Sci. 2020 Jul 10;82(7):881-885.
  2. Survey and Experimental Infection of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus).
    Hayashimoto N, Inoue T, Morita H, Yasuda M, Ueno M, Kawai K, Itoh T.
    PLoS One. 2016 Aug 8;11(8):e0160116.
  3. Draft Genome Sequence of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, Isolated from the Bloody Stool Sample of a Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus).
    Hayashimoto N, Morita H, Inoue T, Yasuda M, Yamamoto M and Itoh T.
    Genome Announc. 2015 Oct 8;3(5).
  4. Effect of hypochlorous acid solution on the eradication and prevention of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection, serum biochemical variables, and cecum microbiota in rats.
    Goto K, Kuwayama E, Nozu R, Ueno M, Hayashimoto N.
    Exp Anim. 2015;64(2):191-7.
  5. Microbiological survey of mice (Mus musculus) purchased from commercial pet shops in Kanagawa and Tokyo.
    Hayashimoto N, Morita H, Ishida T, Uchida R, Tanaka M, Ozawa M, Yasuda M, Itoh T.
    Exp Anim. 2015;64(2):155-60.


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