Hainan Jingang Laboratory Animal Co. Ltd. is located at Nayangxintan, Fucheng Town, Qiongshan District, Haikou, Hainan Province, China. The corporation occupies an area of 24 hectares and has invested 68 million to build “Hainan Center of Laboratory Primates”. The corporation is engaged mainly in the feeding and breeding of laboratory rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) and cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), and in the related animal experiment and research. The center is designed and planned according to the advanced level, and is divided into such regions as feeding region, breeding region, quarantine region, treatment region, animal experiment region, office region and living region, and is equipped with a complete system of disinfection, isolation and barrier.
The main business of Hainan Jingang Laboratory Animal Co. Ltd. is the feeding and breeding of laboratory primates and the related animal experiments. Facing the home and oversea demand imposed by the development of life science, biomedicine, human health and medicinal industry, our corporation offers laboratory animals and service of animal experiments, including offering standard laboratory rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) and cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), establishing disease model of laboratory animals, carrying out animal experiment trusted by clients and safety assessment of drugs before clinical application (GLP – Good Laboratory Practice). Aiming at the standardized, industrialized and socialized development, our corporation offers the fundamental conditions and the supporting services for the experiment and research of primates.
The corporation has been awarded the certificate (Qiong Taming and Breeding No. 2003-273) by Hainan Forestry Bureau for domesticating and breeding of the critical wildlife to be protected nationally.
The corporation has been awarded the license ã€” No. 2004-0001 SCXK Qiong ã€• by Hainan Scientech Department for the production of laboratory animals.
The corporation has won the “ Certificate of Hainan Provincial High-tech Enterprise” (No. 0546004B0161) issued by Science and Technology Department of Hainan Province.
The center possesses a 3,000 square meters’ experiment building with advanced equipment and is staffed by a technical workforce made up of doctors, professors and graduates of animal medicine and other related specialties. Being rich in work experience and know-how, they are capable of various scientific researches mainly on the laboratory monkeys
The breeding center is designed and constructed according to the specialty requirement. In the center there are standardized region for breeding monkeys, region of adult monkeys, region of immature monkeys, standardized negative and positive virus region, and complete facilities of disinfection, quarantine, isolation and barrier. Feeding and breeding of monkeys are carried out according to SOP management mode. In the center there are many special veterinarians to undertake supervision and control of monkey diseases and to guarantee the quality of laboratory monkeys. The planned stock amount of the breeding region is 13,000, and at present, 13 monkey breeding sheds (with a construction area of 13,000 square meters) have been built with a breeding capacity of 8,000 monkeys.
Incoming and outgoing quarantine zones in accordance with the requirements of separating barrier distance for inspection and quarantine are constructed. There are two monkey sheds for the incoming and outgoing quarantine respectively (with a construction area of 1,900 square meters), and the area of inspection and testing lab is 600 square meters. The center is staffed by special managers, technicians, raisers and archivists responsible for the incoming and outgoing quarantine of monkeys and the routine quarantine of monkeys. The center manages the monkey quality strictly following SOP, and the center is able to carry out the quarantine for 2000 monkeys at the same time.
Macaca fascicularis is also called Java monkey or crab-eating monkey. Its clothing hairs vary from flavotestaceous to puce, while hairs on its belly are in lighter color; its crown hairs are directed from forehead backwards, in some cases forming a short crest in the midline. Its gena hairs form beard around the face, while a pale triangular area forms around the eyelid; its tail length is equal to or longer than its body length. The weight of an adult male macaca fascicularis is about 8kg, while that of an adult female macaca fascicularis is about 5kg.
Macaca mulatta is also called Ganges monkey because it was discovered for the first time by the side of Ganges in Bangladesh; besides, it is also called Bengal monkey. They are most populous in Guangxi, China and also called Guangxi monkey; they also live in southwest, south, southeast, and north of China, though less densely populated there. Most hairs on the body of macaca mulatta are yellow brown, with lighter color on the front body, while hairs on its belly are grayish, and meat-red color appears on its face. Its tail length is 1/2 that of its body length. The weight of an adult male macaca mulatta is 5.5-10.9kg, while that of an adult female macaca mulatta is 4.3-10.7kg.