About the Centre


The Centre for Comparative Medicine Research (CCMR, the Centre) is an AAALAC International accredited service center of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. CCMR was first established as the Laboratory Animal Unit in 1979, and subsequently changed its name to CCMR in 2020. The primary function of the CCMR is the breeding of specific pathogen-free laboratory animals for research and teaching, mainly for the LKS Faculty of Medicine, although animals are also supplied to other HKU departments and units. Centralized animal holding and surgical facilities for biomedical research are also provided. The Centre also advises on matters relating to laboratory animal science and provides veterinary service to all departments and units of the university. It has maintained full accreditation status by AAALAC International since 2005. 



CCMR is committed to the provision of high quality laboratory animals, well-equipped animal holding facilities, and professional services to support the leading role of HKU in research and teaching. It strives to promote the humane care and responsible usage of laboratory animals in the university and work closely with scientists to achieve their research goals.