The central laboratory of KPUM was constructed in 1968, and originally included the animal facility and radio isotope center. The laboratory has now grown to include four centers, seven sections, and one computer facility. The first two facilities (animal and isotope) have specialized staff members working on a full-time basis. At the central laboratory, state-of-the-art research equipment is utilized to greatly assist KPUM scientists in conducting cutting-edge research. Although the main users of the central laboratory are those who use equipment for molecular biology and molecular imaging, the facilities are open to use for all researcher at KPUM. Students in the PHD program may also use the facility, where they can learn important research skills.