The Babraham Institute has recently become aware of speculation that a facility for housing monkeys is to be built on the Babraham Research Campus. The Institute would like to clarify that there are no such plans, nor are there any existing facilities for this purpose.
In 2001 the Institute decided that no facilities for research using primates, horses, cats or dogs would be developed on the Campus, as these would not be required for the future research programme of the Institute. Equally, these facilities would not align with the Institute's vision for the developing Research Campus.
The Babraham Institute is an educational charity, which receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, carrying out scientific research to find new medicines and treatments for premature babies and people suffering from conditions such as cancer, rheumatism and strokes. Babraham's scientists are striving to find cures for conditions where there is currently no treatment or where the existing treatment is not fully effective or causes serious side effects. Babraham is located six miles south-east of Cambridge.
The Babraham Research Campus is continuing to grow, and now houses 22 independent bioventures. The Institute and its wholly owned trading subsidiary, Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd, have embarked upon an 8-year construction plan to create research facilities for early-stage biotechnology and biomedical companies on the Babraham Research Campus
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