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.


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.


In 1999, the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) became the first new National Primate Research Center (NPRC) in more than 35 years. Our host institution, Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) has a long, productive history of nonhuman primate research.

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.