Friday, November 01, 2002

NHLBI CONTINUES HEPATITIS & AIDS STUDIES WITH CHIMPANZEES AT SFBR

MAINTENANCE OF CHIMPANZEES FOR HEPATITIS OR AIDS RESEARCH -- Solicitation

...The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) intends to negotiate with the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research to continue the maintenance of the NHLBI chimpanzee colony for hepatitis and AIDS research. Of the 45 chimpanzees in the colony, 34 are on various investigative programs related to hepatitis and AIDS projects. Most of these projects have long term goals and objectives and some of them have reached a critical phase and others will enter into that phase in the near future. Therefore, any attempt to relocate the colony will not only interrupt critical aspects of the study but is also likely to adversely affect the outcome of ongoing studies....