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Biosafety Level 3 Unit of Specialized Services (BSL3 USS)

Life and Health Science Research Institute (ICVS)

Service Centre category(ies)

Animal Facilities / Research Animals
Cell Culture and Manipulation
Microbiology

Description of the Service Centre

The BSL3 USS is composed by a Biosafety Committee and Biosaftey Coordinators to assure that the European and International guidelines of biosafety and biosecurity are fulfilled. The BSL3 USS also provides education, training, and guidance for researchers. The BSL3 USS allows in vitro and in vivo experimentation involving biosafety level 3 pathogens. The BSL3 USS is fully equipped with tissue culture rooms and animal experimentation rooms for mice and guinea pigs.

Service Centre web address

http://www.icvs.uminho.pt/Introduction/Facilities.aspx

Contact person's name

Margarida Saraiva / Alexandra Fraga

Contact person's e-mail

msaraiva@ecsaude.uminho.pt / afraga@ecsaude.uminho.pt

Contact person's telephone

+351 253 604 834

Last edited on

2013-07-30 15:58:49

Services

Service

Biosafety Level 3 Unit of Specialized Services (BSL3 USS)

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

The BSL3 USS provides state of the art facilities as well as services to perform in vitro and in vivo experimentation in different models of infection.

Equipments

Equipment

Class II and III biosafety cabinets, CO2 incubators, benchtop centrifuges

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Comments

Available equipment includes class II and III biosafety cabinets, CO2 incubators, benchtop centrifuges, inverted fluorescent microscope, cytometer, aerosol machine, IVC (individually ventilated cage) system, and a -80 freezer. Our team has the expertise to provide services in several experimental infectious models that will allow the development and execution of specialized experimentation for both the academia and industry.

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