• Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

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    The premier medical research institute in Sri Lanka
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1. Providing facilities for Animal Experiments
2. Providing Animal Blood for Laboratory Media Preparation ( standard rates will be charged)
3. Issuing Laboratory Animals for ethically approved animal experiments (standard rates will be charged)

Charges for Animals and Animal Products

Laboratory Animal Center

Medical Research Institute

Serial No. Animal species and product Revised prizes 
01. Unused Mouse Rs 80/=
02. Used Mouse Rs 20/=
03. Unused Rat Rs 300/=
04. Used Rat Rs 80/=
05. Guinea pig Rs 800/=
06. Hamster Rs. 800/=
07 Unused rabbit Rs. 1540/=
08 Used rabbit Rs. 600/=
09 Sheep blood (10mL) Rs.400/=
10 Rabbit blood (10ML) Rs.440/=
11. Any other animal blood (10ML) Rs.400/=
Special prices approved for the National Zoological Garden
12 Unused Mouse Rs. 30/=
13 Used Mouse Free
14 Suckling mice/rats Free
Alternative Models New prices
15 Zebrafish egg Rs. 5/=
16 2-6 weeks old fingerlings Rs. 10/=
17 Adult fish Rs. 50/=

 Laboratory Animal Training at Medical Research Institute

  •  Animal handling (Rat, Mice. Hamster, Guinea pig and Rabbit)
  • Oral feeding – (Rat and Mice)
  • Intra-peritoneal injection (Rat and Mice, Guinea pig and Hamster)
  • Intra muscular injection (Rat, Mice. Guinea pigs and Rabbit)
  • Intravenous injection (Rat, Mice and Rabbit)
  • Subcutaneous injection (Rat, Mice, Guinea pigs and Rabbit)
  • Tail vein bleeding (Rat)
  • Postmortem procedure and organ collection (Rat and Mice)

4. Production of Polyclonal Antiserum for various plant pathogens in collaboration with the Plant Virus Indexing Centre, Department of Agriculture.
Production of Polyclonal antiserum:

Figure 1: Instruments needed

Figure 2: Mixing of antigen with Fruend’s Incomplete/Complete Adjuvant

Figure 3: Intramuscular injection using New Zealand White Rabbits

Figure 4: Collection of blood containing hyper immune serum using ear artery

5.Introduction of Hen Egg Chorio Allontoic Membrane method (HET- CAM) : HET – CAM method as an Alternative to Draize Eye Irritation Techniques in Toxicity Testing and Research.
This technique was introduced first time in Sri Lanka in the year 2014/2015under the MRI collaborative project with the Open University of Sri Lnka. This project was funded by the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka.

Figure 1: Mark and cutting the egg shell

Figure 2: Moistuning the shell membrane with normal saline

Figure 3: Removing the shell membrane

Contact #: Animal Center: 0112695604 or
MRI General Numbers: 0112 693532-34 , 0112693527   Ext 611