Institutional Committees

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Our Institutional Biosafety Committee meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. and are open to the public.  Please contact biosafety at 210-258-9864 for more information about the meetings.

To make your visit easier, please contact Biosafety ahead of time if you plan to attend a meeting.  All visitors must be escorted on the Texas Biomed campus.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The responsibility of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to oversee the provisions for the care and well-being of animals used for research, teaching, and testing at Texas Biomed. The IACUC is also committed to serving the community by ensuring conformance to all legal and ethical standards regarding the use of animals in research In addition, the IACUC is engaged in assisting animal research investigators with their animal-related needs.

Our IACUC ensures the care and use of animals on campus is ethical humane by:

providing the initial and ongoing review and approval of all activities involving animals.
conduct semiannual inspections of all areas where animals are housed or undergo procedures.
conduct semiannual reviews of the overall institutional program of animal care.
continuously oversee and evaluate all aspects of the animal care program using federal and state regulations, veterinary standards of care, Institute polices, and standard operating procedures.