The Animal Facility is designed for biomedical research, it is unique in its kind and it offers animal housing and third-party research services.
The facility is devised according to the current national and European laws for the maintenance and care of the welfare of the following laboratory animals: mice, rats and zebrafish. It covers an area of over 1,000 sqm and is structured for breeding and maintaining about 4,000 mice in the SPF environment and 10,000 between mice and rats in a clean conventional area.
To complete the animal facility areas, there is quarantine with isolators used for the derivation of murine lines.
Rodent housing is carried out in IVC racks, with dedicated cages changing procedures involving the “Changing Station” tarp.
5 surgical procedures laboratories (rodents/aquatic) are available for the users.
The protection of animal health and environment is ensured by the designated veterinarian and the animal welfare officer through close quarterly health monitoring.
Experimental Support Services: