National Institutes of Health Seeks Custom-Made Chairs . . . for Monkeys
7:17 AM, Apr 25, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking for custom-made chairs, but not just any chairs. Although the notice uses the euphemistic term "Non-Human Primate," the intended occupants are monkeys, baboons, or other primates used in the "ongoing behavioral experiments" the NIH is conducting. However, La-Z-Boys these chairs are not. Even describing the items in question as "chairs" seems a bit generous based on off-the-shelf examples found online:
The NIH is looking for possible sources to replace the current chairs in use with custom-made chairs that will be safer for both lab workers and the subjects, as well as "more ergonomic." The full description is provided in the notice:
Currently the NIH is only seeking sources for the equipment, so there is no discussion of cost.
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