I am delighted to welcome you to our website where you can learn more about who we are and what we do at our Center. WaNPRC is one of the seven centers in the United States National Primate Research Center Program (NPRC) established by Congress in 1959. Congress established the NPRC program to provide specialized resources to scientists across the United States engaged in nonhuman primate research studies that are applicable to human health. The Centers are part of the overall mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

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The Center has been a part of the University of Washington research community since 1961 and is one of seven National Primate Research Centers established by Congress in 1959 in order to provide specialized resources for nonhuman primate research studies that are applicable to human health.

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The Instrumentation Services Core has been providing high-precision mechanical and electronic instrumentation since the inception of the WaNPRC. Moreover, because of its rich technical expertise, the Instrumentation Services Core also supplies invaluable support to the Center at large in such diverse areas as animal capture restraint and monitoring and facility evaluation and design.

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