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Welcome to the Disease Modelling Unit (DMU), a welcome-Trust and HEFCE funded facility with additional contributions from UEA and BBSRC. The DMU is a modern, well equipped, animal research facility containing fully designated holding rooms, separate procedure rooms, laboratory space and support facilities.

The DMU is maintained at a containment level II status providing researchers with Specified Pathogen Free (SPF) rodents of the highest health status. Individually Ventilated Cages (IVC’s) are used throughout the facility to house animals in order to maintain animal health and welfare at this high level. The Unit contains transgenic and knock in/out research models for the study of human diseases, supporting the research needs of the Norwich Research Park.