Naive Non-human Primate Whole Blood (Rhesus)
Non-human Primates (NHP) are the closest phylogenic relatives to man. They are often indispensable in biomedical and psychological research. The rhesus monkey is the most widely used laboratory primate. They are a small, Asian old world monkey which are often used in research due to ease of rearing in captivity. Rhesus monkeys can thrive in a variety of climates and habitats. They measure about 47–64 cm (19–25 inches) long, excluding the furry 20–30-cm tail. Females average about 8.5 kg (19 pounds) and males 11 kg. Rhesus monkeys live in groups consisting of several adults of both sexes and their young; males leave the troop at maturity, whereas females tend to stay in the troops in which they were born. Sexual maturity occurs between two and three years of age.
All our Naïve Non-Human Primate whole blood (Rhesus) is collected by venipuncture from animals housed within the United States. You can choose from Cynomolgus Monkeys or Rhesus Monkeys (Rhesus Macacus). Our standard anticoagulant is heparin, while we can collect with other anticoagulants upon request. You can also specify male or female.