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U22. Animal housing


U22. Animal housing

  • Scientific Director:  Axiel Torrescusa Bermejo atorrescusa@ccmijesususon.com
  • Entities: Jesus Uson Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre (JUMISC)
  • Address: Carretera N-521, km 41, 10071 Cáceres
  • Phone: + 34 927 181 032
  • Web: JUMISC

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The JUMISC Animal Housing Unit provides services to companies and research groups in many preclinical trials. This unit advises designs and conducts preclinical validation on demand. It has qualified professionals to design, monitor and validate any type of biomedical study. In addition this unit has been certified by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) for studies in “Dosing of test substance and non-clinical specimen drawing” and “Biocompatibility studies of medical devices”. These two new certifications are attached to existing “in vivo toxicity”, “Tolerance” and “Pharmacodynamics”. All these certifications allow NANBIOSIS members to perform studies to verify the effectiveness, safety and biocompatibility of nanotechnology under development. A most singular fact makes this unit is the possibility of housing, maintaining and supervising large animals for preclinical validations. This Service has extensive experience in handling and care of minipigs and what it entails use in preclinical studies.

Its perimeter area is 3,200 m2, and the net floor area is 2,865 m2. It has large rooms to house the experimental animals according to their species characteristics (age, sex, weight, breed) and to the research projects they are assigned to. Among the equipment and facilities include: rooms for the maintenance of large animals, rooms for maintaining small ruminants, barrier zone for maintenance of rodents under SPF conditions, integrated operating room within the barrier area, multi-use rooms for rodents and lagomorphs maintenance, room for receipt and handling of animals, quarantine rooms pre-experimental process, room to perform small procedures and cures and preparation rooms for large animals prior to the surgical area.

This unit has facilities with a perimeter area of 3,200 m2 and it has large rooms to house the experimental animals according to their species characteristics.

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Active projects

Title Fundin: Organism Call: Funding source Role
SAF2017-90810-REDI Strategic Promotion and coordinated management of Nanbiosis: Pronanbiosis II Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) Acciones de dinamización «REDES DE EXCELENCIA» -ICTS 2017 Partner
PICCOLO-732111 Multimodal highly-sensitive PhotonICs endoscope for improve in vivo COLOn Cancer diagnosis and clinical decision support European Commission-H2020 H2020-ICT-2016-1 Partner
0624_2IQBIONEURO_6_E Promotion of an R&I network in biological chemistry for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases European Union Interreg : European Territorial Co-operation POCTEP Interreg España-Portugal Partner

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