Part of the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute


Bioresources is an SPF and PC2 small animal research facility located within SAHMRI, North Terrace. It is ISO9001 accredited and offers high quality service and equipment for biomedical scientists. It operates to best practice guidelines, which are in compliance with all the relevant legislation, and in the most cost-effective manner. We offer a barrier rodent unit where skilled and dedicated members of staff will be readily available to provide professional help and advice. This ensures that the animals within the facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards.

Services of the Facility

The facility supports research involving the use of mice and rats, both wild type and genetically modified, for researchers internal to SAHMRI, those of partner institutes in South Australia and, on occasions, commercial or interstate academic partners. The facility offers:


  • Breeding and provision of GM and wild type mice and rats
  • Rederivation of imported new lines
  • Embryo and sperm cryopreservation
  • Procedural Services (e.g. bleeding, biopsy, weighing, phenotyping)
  • Training
  • Small animal imaging

Phenotyping equipment

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Metabolic monitoring
  • Neurological assessment
  • Learning and Memory