Our Mission is to improve the health of our global community through innovative biomedical research with nonhuman primates.


The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) provides broad services in primate research. We contribute to a national network of National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) with specialized technologies, capabilities and primate resources, many of which are unique to the SNPRC. We also serve investigators around the globe with research and technical procedures for collaborative projects.

SPNRC is part of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) is a not-for-profit, independent research institute with a strong history of pioneering, biomedical breakthroughs that have contributed to the world of science and human health for nearly 80 years. The Texas Biomed mission is to pioneer and share scientific breakthroughs that protect you, your families and our global community from the threat of infectious diseases


The SNPRC aims to be a valuable, trusted and knowledgeable resource for the scientific research community. Our work produces measurable and meaningful advances in multiple fields of research that benefit humans. We have a reputation for excellence and maintain strict regulatory standards under all laws that govern nonhuman primates used in research. We look forward to helping support your research needs.

Committed to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures.

Our researchers conduct every study with a shared commitment to improve human health. Because of this highly-regulated research, medical breakthroughs happen and lives are improved.


In 1999, the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) became the seventh National Primate Research Center (NPRC). SNPRC is hosted by Texas Biomedical Research Institute, and it is the only NPRC with access to an on-site Biosafety Level 4 laboratory. SNPRC has one of the world’s largest pedigreed nonhuman primate populations comprised of 2,200 monkeys including marmoset, baboon, and rhesus macaque breeding colonies. To learn more about our host institution, click here.

Base Grant Acknowledgement

This investigation used resources that were supported by the Southwest National Primate Research Center grant P51 OD011133 from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, National Institutes of Health.