Our experienced animal technicians hold Home Office Personal Licences permitting them to perform regulated procedures once fully trained and assessed for competence. These procedures and technical services are defined below:
Importation and quarantine - rats and mice shared by other establishments across the globe.
Re-derivation – this process effectively removes adventitious pathogens and establishes a fresh colony with a validated health status.
Breeding and maintenance of GM rodents - managed in accordance with a written strain protocols to ensure the numbers of animals required are produced while minimising excess production.
Embryo cryopreservation – the creation of a novel genetically modified strain takes time and money so we preserve fertilised embryos for future use should they be required.
Regulated Procedures – we provide procedural support to many of the scientific groups on site.
Containment level 2 facilities - some experimental protocols require the use pathogens which may pose a risk to humans. This work is performed within our purpose-built containment suites.