How to get to Lab Animals quest
... without having to face Imps.
From the High Security Lockdown area of the Alien Outreach Center on Nar Shaddaa, take the Systech East Elevator to the Upper Office Atrium. Pass through the Crimson Brotherhood Patrol to New Venture Terrace, head down the ramp to the New Venture Plaza, and then head east to the Systech West Elevator. The only option that should be available is the Republic Research Division. Head north from there, going through the MediCure Labratories to the ChemFlex Labs area. Voila!