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NCTR Location, Facilities & Services


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NCTR's physical facilities are located in central Arkansas and occupies 30 buildings spanning 1,000,000 square feet of floor space.


State-of-the-Art Research Laboratories and Support Facilities 

  • 132 general or special purpose research labs
  • AAALAC-accredited Animal Facilities including 82 animal rooms accommodating: 1) conventional housing, 2) an SPF (specific pathogen free) rodent production colony, 3)isolators for germ-free rodents, and 4) quarantine
  • 23 specialized labs for pathological processing and evaluation
  • On-site full-service pathology services contractor
  • Nonhuman primate research center
  • Phototoxicology research center
  • Imaging Center including microPET, MRI, and CT scanner 
  • Scientific and technical library available to NCTR staff
  • Diet preparation facilities  
  • On-site housing unit for visiting scientists with eight two-person units and a commons building

Contact FDA

National Center for Toxicological Research

Food and Drug Administration

3900 NCTR Road

Jefferson, AR 72079

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