NIH GUIDE, Volume 23, Number 41, November 25, 1994




National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The Contraceptive Development Branch (CDB), Center for Population

Research, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development

(NICHD) currently maintains a primate testing facility under Contract

N01-HD-9-2900 with the University of California.  The current

contract expires on August 31, 1995.  This facility houses

approximately 70 to 100 cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca Fascicularis) for

the evaluation of contraceptive drugs, devices, and delivery systems

in both male and female animals.  It is anticipated that this colony

of monkeys will be enlarged to a total of 216 monkeys within six

months of the award of a new contract.  In addition to the general

maintenance of these animals in good health and the establishment of

menstrual histories of all females, the facility administers drugs,

devices and delivery systems in conventional ways; undertakes a broad

spectrum of hormonal and biochemical assays including rapid turnover

assays for sex steroids; electroejaculates males for assessment of

sperm density, motility, and abnormal forms; analyzes and prepares

concise reports of complex data; and interacts with CDB staff on a

continuing basis.  Other activities include breeding studies for the

evaluation of contraceptive drugs and vaccines in both sexes.  The

Contractor must be prepared to undertake any or all studies according

to the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) requirements.


This is not a request for proposals (RFP).  RFP No. NICHD-CD-94-16

was issued on or about November 21, 1994.  Responses to the RFP will

be due approximately 75 days thereafter.  Requests for the RFP must

cite the RFP number.  Copies of the RFP may be obtained by sending

written or FAX requests to:

George Briscoe

Contracts Management Branch

National Institute os Child Health and Human Development

6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 7A07  MSC 7510

Bethesda, MD  20892-7510

FAX:  (301) 402-3676



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