This is a state of the art translational animal research centre with environmentally controlled "Centralized Animal House” for Developmental and Toxicology Research" along with all facilities for breeding, maintenance, experimentation on small laboratory animals and it has been exclusively developed in a plinth area of 15,000 sq. ft.

This Animal facility will be utilized for experimental research in accordance with the principles of good laboratory practices and CPCSEA, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India guidelines. Further, it facilitates research and development in partnership with academic Institutions, Industries and funding agencies for drug discovery-cum-validation and devices of translational medical research with the basic objective of advancement of biological knowledge which is useful for saving the lives and /or alleviating the suffering of human being, animals and plants. However such experiments are performed with due care so as to minimize the pain inflicted on animals.

The Centre is also involved in skilled manpower development through education and training in laboratory animal care and experimental techniques. The main objective of the Centre is to supply defined strains of laboratory animals like mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits for Bio-medical Research to the scientific community of Bose Institute and other Institutes of the Eastern and North eastern part of India.

The CTAR/CAH currently houses four species of laboratory animals:
Mice (In breed Swiss, BALB/C, C57BL/6J & N:NIH(S) NUDE (ATHYMIC)), Rats (out bred stocks like Wistar, Sprague Dawley, Long Evans and Fischer 344 N (In Bred), Rabbit (New Zealand White (Out Bred)) and Guineapigs (Dunkin Hartley (Out Bred), NIH: Coloured (Out Bred)).