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Each BRAD registrant receives educational materials and freebies.  This is made possible by Americans for Medical Progress, but we need your help to continue providing materials and education free of charge.

Both sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available to those who wish to support Biomedical Research Awareness Day. Contributions help sustain and grow the program, which creates an informed public on the topic of essential animal research. 


BRAD is a great way for your organization or company to show support of biomedical and animal research, provide education to specific audiences and the general public, and help sustain this powerful initiative. Become a sponsor to have your company logo featured on BRAD materials distributed to all participating institutions! 


Please consider supporting BRAD through a monetary contribution, creation of a specific giveaway, or by providing educational materials and freebies from your company.

Contact us if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship  opportunities and becoming an official BRAD supporter! 

Current sponsorships include:


American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Outreach Committee

The ACLAM Outreach Committee develops and implements outreach efforts to veterinary medical students and veterinarians outside the field of laboratory animal medicine in order to sustain the number of laboratory animal veterinarians in biomedical research and related endeavors. Click here to learn more about externships and other opportunities in laboratory animal medicine! 


At Transnetyx, they are committed to providing accurate, timely genetic services to researchers around the world so they can devote their time to real research that leads to discovery. Together we will leave behind a significant imprint on the world and leave it better off than we found it. 

Shepherd Specialty Papers 

Shepherd Specialty Papers is an industry leader of disposable animal husbandry items including bedding, nesting and enrichment materials and remains unmatched in their commitment to provide a full line of quality products to the animal care industry.  Specializing in paper, they offer a wide variety of Cage and Pan Liners, Bedding, and environmental enrichment items for the best possible animal care and to make cage maintenance easier and more economical. 

Avidity Science 

Avidity Science is a worldwide leader in the water purification systems and laboratory equipment for scientific research and healthcare lab facilities.  Since its inception in 1969, it has built a leadership position in the laboratory research market through a unique combination of water purification and delivery, environmental monitoring, and service solutions.

LGL Animal Care Products  

LGL Animal Care Products, Inc. provides a large selection of kennels, standard caging, or custom caging to meet your kennel, zoo, or research facility needs. They specialize in designing and manufacturing the finest cages and kennels for your animal housing needs. They also manufacture a wide variety of kennel accessories and material for research handling, resting benches for zoo cages and research lift tables. LGL Animal Care Products, Inc., manufactures a broad range of stainless steel and aluminum kennels for veterinarians, biomedical research industries, and zoos. They specialize in modular caging that allows each facility to change with new housing and space recommendations.

Charles River Laboratories


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guides us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.

Lomir Biomedical 


Lomir Biomedical Inc. is one of the world’s leading brands in the design and manufacture of animal jackets for all laboratory animal species, as well as infusion systems, collars, restraints, animal-handling equipment and enrichment products. Our head office and manufacturing operations are based near Montreal, Canada, where our research and development take place. As the manufacturer, we offer you the opportunity to purchase equipment that is customized to match your specific scientific needs. Lomir can collaborate with you and provide proactive customer service, expedited delivery schedules and other preferred customer options.

Oak Hill Genetics


Oak Hill Genetics raises high quality biomedical research animals. Our goal is to provide the research community with quality animals and responsive service to meet your needs. Today we are in two locations and continue to expand our operation to meet the research community demand.



Our company has vast knowledge of ingredients, nutrients and animal feed formulations. We are part of a food and feed company with a dedicated focus on product safety. Our TestDiet® feed facilities produce custom grain-based and purified diets for animal research in academic, government, and pharmaceutical laboratories worldwide. As a world leader in laboratory animal nutrition, LabDiet® and TestDiet® feed nutritionists are committed to conducting innovative research programs. We have a long and proud history of close collaboration with life science investigators worldwide.


BetterBuilt manufactures quality washing systems and products for life sciences, laboratory research, and healthcare.  Our equipment in use at many of the finest research schools, pharmaceutical laboratories and health care facilities in the world. The products we build become a vital link in the success of laboratory research and medical procedures. Researchers at industrial and university sites as well as professionals in healthcare, look to us to provide equipment that enhances their productivity and ensures effective infection control.

Lighthouse Life Sciences 

Lighthouse Life Sciences is the leader in improving cleaning and disinfecting processes for greater efficiency, a safer vivarium and laboratory environment, and improved research outcomes.  The safety and well-being of laboratory animals and laboratory technicians is jeopardized by the presence of unwanted pathogens that can lead to infection. We strive to eliminate and remove the pathogens that cause disease and outbreak. We accomplish this through our platform of best-in-class cleaning and disinfecting technologies and processes.


Gain the insights you deserve to get the answers you need. Answering the right questions on time and with high-quality data is the key to achieving your objectives. At Inotiv, clinical decision support is our focus: We deliver the comprehensive and integrated range of right-size toxicology services, analysis, bioanalysis, and DMPK and consulting solutions essential to your success. In choosing a laboratory partner, Expect more: more attention, more insight, and a superlative experience. You’ve worked hard to get this far, and you deserve a provider aligned to your needs and goals. Through scientific leadership and ongoing investments, Inotiv delivers a comprehensive range of nonclinical and analytical services that will exceed your expectations. Benefit from our long and impeccable regulatory history, world-class team of scientists, and track record of providing attentive, decisive service.


Bio-Serv has been serving the research community for nearly 50 years, and our mission from the beginning has always been to create and provide products that meet the unique challenges associated with working with research animals. Our team of experts in lab animal nutrition and animal welfare understand the requirements of caring for research animals and are dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of the research community. We have collaborated with investigators and animal care technicians from around the world and have developed numerous unique enrichment devices and formulated thousands of custom diets.

Association of Primate Veterinarians

The Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV) is a collegial community of veterinarians advancing and promoting the science, medicine, management, and humane care of nonhuman primates.  APV strives to promote excellence in nonhuman primate knowledge, care and compassion for better health and science. 

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Americans for Medical Progress (AMP) is working with organizations to provide education on the important role of animals in research to specific audiences and/or the general public. Is there a particular audience your organization would like to reach? Partner with AMP to have a BRAD Fellow devoted to expanding BRAD celebrations and education to specific audiences! 

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Current partnerships include:

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American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) 


Interested in coordinating BRAD on a larger scale and work in the field of neuropsychopharmacology? Then consider applying for the ACNP/AMP BRAD Fellowship. This fellowship is open to early career scientists in the field of neuroscience, psychology, and pharmacology who support humane and essential animal research and who offer a commitment to peer education about animal research issues and raising awareness of opportunities in the field. Click here to learn more and apply! 

Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians

The Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians is an emerging group focused on enhancing animal welfare through sharing of clinical, surgical, and technical ideas among members, continuing education opportunities, and professional networking for laboratory animal technicians. The partnership with BRAD is aimed at elevating awareness of SLAVT, encouraging veterinary technicians to consider a career in laboratory animal medicine, and highlighting career development opportunities for veterinary technicians already in the field. Click here to learn more about the organization!​

Institutional Officials Consortium

The Institutional Officials Consortium (IOC) is a collaboration of life sciences companies that support activities dedicated to advancing the benefits of animal-based research and emerging alternatives to support and improve human and animal health. IOC supports BRAD as a vital program to provide public and factual information on biomedical research.


Tecniplast, a world leading company in the Lab Animal Industry since 1949, designs, manufactures and distributes equipment for vivariums. We are thrilled that Tecniplast is making the official BRAD 2020 Webinar possible! Additionally, their support will help us provide you with posters highlighting animal contributions to Nobel Prizing winning breakthroughs. Register for BRAD 2020 to receive these materials! 


Envigo provides the broadest range of research models and related services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government, academia and other life science organizations. As the largest organization that is solely dedicated to providing research models and related products and services, we are committed to helping researchers realize the full potential of their critical R&D projects as we fulfill our mission to work together to build a healthier and safer world. 

Academy of Surgical Research

The Academy of Surgical Research fosters interdisciplinary transfer of ideas and theories by offering a common platform through which the reporting of valid surgical research efforts is a reality. It is a network of over 200 surgeons, anesthetists, technicians, and scientists with different backgrounds, work environments, and specialties collaborating to promote surgical research efforts.

Drexel Master of Laboratory Animal Science

Drexel University’s laboratory animal science degree is the oldest and most well-known program of its kind in the United States and has graduated hundreds of students. Courses in this program cover topics like regulations, animal models, diseases, husbandry methods, procedures, facilities, and equipment. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the highly specific and relevant skillset they need to succeed in the field.  Graduates of the program have careers in the laboratory animal facilities of universities, biotechnology companies, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies, where they serve as veterinarians, supervisors, managers, IACUC administrators, trainers, educators, and consultants, and are able to help animals in a variety of crucial ways. 

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Both Sponsors and Partners will be recognized, if desired, on the BRAD website ( and on specific materials.

Learn more about the Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach

through Americans for Medical Progress.