UKZN’s Biomedical Resources Unit (BRU) is one of the largest laboratory animal facilities in Southern Africa. The unit stands on northwestern side of Westville campus of UKZN, compromising 3 floors and over 7000 sq. of space. The facility was primarily designed to breed and house a variety of experimental animals and; a core focus being to meet the scientific needs of teachers and researchers in area of the biomedical sciences of the entire eastern seaboard of South Africa.
Our focus is primarily to support post graduate study in the areas of physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology and biology. The BRU has close bilateral relation with Kwa Zulu natal Sharks Board (KNSB), Kwa Zulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV, (KRITH) and National Bioproducts Institute (NBI). Based on current infrastructure and ties we are equipped to support Hons, Master and PhD students in all areas of laboratory animal sciences.