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Animal Facility

IBMC - Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology

Service Centre category(ies)

Animal Facilities / Research Animals

Description of the Service Centre

The IBMC/INEB AH is a breeding and experimental facility. The AH holds 2000 cages of rodents and 2 to 4 rabbits. The AH has several strains of genetically modified mice and a considerable part of it are immunocompromised rodents. The AH provides care and maintenance of GMA animais, breeding services, veterinary care and surgical support to the diferent strains and experimental models. Polyclonal antibody production is available.

Service Centre web address

http://www.ibmc.up.pt/research/research-facilities/animal-facility

Contact person's name

Sofia Lamas

Contact person's e-mail

sofia.lamas@ibmc.up.pt

Contact person's telephone

00351 226 074 900

Services

Service

Animal Production

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

The AH provides a small amount of inbred (BALB/c, C57BL/6, SV129) and outbred (NMRI, CD1) strains. Requests are dependent on the number of animals available and space.

Service

Timed Pregnant Females

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

The AH can produce pregnant females of diferent strains (inbred or outbred). Embryos can be produced in diferent phases according to the request. The reuqests are dependent on the number of animals available and space.

Service

Experimental Protocol Development

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

The AH has several types of rooms available: maintenance, experimental and recovery rooms. The AH provides support on the protocol development and licensing, refinement of procedures, surgical advise and support, veterinary care and advise and monitoring

Service

Polyclonal Antibody Production

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

The AH provides polyclonal antibody production. Rats and rabbits are used to this purpose. At the end of the procedure, the researcher will receive serum (the final product provided by the AH) for processing. The amount of serum is specie dependent.

Service

Animal Biosafety Level Room 2

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

The AH has one animal room and one experimental room available and licensed for the development of projects involving the use of infectious agents classified as a level 2 biological risk agents. Requests are dependent on the space availability and previou

Service

Rederivation

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

THe AH can rederive mice strains by the use of the C-section technique. Embryo transfer is being implemented at the AH. The requests acceptance is dependent on the sanitary report of the strain to be rederived and on the space available.

Service

Technical Training

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

The animal facility provides technical training in diferent areas: simple surgical procedures, administration and collection procedures, anesthesia.

Equipments

Equipment

X-Ray

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

The AH has available one intraoral X-Ray to be used in mice and rats. This equipment can only be used after INEB approval.

Equipment

Stereomicroscopes

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Self-service

Equipment

CellVizio

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Equipment

Volatile Anesthesia System

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Self-service

Equipment

Ultrasound

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

The Ah has one ultrasound equipment associated with a volatile anesthesia machine. This equipment can only be used after INEB approval.

Equipment

Perfusion Pumps

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

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