The mission of the Biomaterials Banking Scientific Advisory Group (BBAG) is to develop cooperative relationships between AZA, its Animal Programs, its accredited institutions, and the scientific community and provide technical advice pertaining to biomaterials and banking strategies.
The BBAG advises the AZA Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC), Conservation Department, and Animal Program Leaders on issues related to various biomaterials and banking issues. It is overseen by the WCMC.
BBAG is administered by a Steering Committee composed of three Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary), all of whom are elected from the general BBAG membership. The primary functions of the BBAG are to:
Interested in Becoming a BBAG Member?
If you are interested in becoming involved with or obtaining more information about BBAG, please contact Dr. Budhan Pukazhenthi, Chair.
AZA Standardized Research Application Form
Biomaterials Request Agreement and Release
Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement