Facilities

Located in Tres Cantos, Madrid, our headquarters were custom designed and became operational in 2007. This facility provides office space, laboratories and animal facilities which exceeds regulatory welfare guidelines. In addition, we have an office in Barcelona.

Our facilities are frecuently and routinely monitored by regulatory bodies, our internal Quality Assurance team, and during client audits.

Laboratories

Vivotecnia provides a fully equipped laboratory offering leading-edge technology and expertise. Our services include:

  • Clinical pathology (biochemistry, haematology, coagulation, urinalysis and morphology analysis)
  • Histotechnique
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology (recombinant DNA technologies)
  • Immunology (ELISA, Western Blot, flow cytometry)
  • Cell culture.
  • Bioanalysis, through one of our approved 3rd party GLP accredited providers or your preferred provider.

Animal Facilities

Environmental conditions of both animal and laboratory facilities are continuously monitored and controlled with an automated SCADA system.

Contagion barriers exist within our facilities allowing the effective maintenance of the environmental and microbiological conditions in order to minimise the risk of infection in the different areas:

  • SPF area (specific pathogen free)
  • immunocompromised area
  • quarantine area

Animal welfare

Our animal house is registered by the local health council. Animals are routinely monitored and thoroughly tested for health status in accordance with FELASA guidelines. We strictly adhere to the European Directive on animal welfare and meet or exceed requirements.

Animals are housed in groups, pairs or individually, dependent on project requirements. Environmental enrichment and positive reinforcement are embedded in our processes, reducing stress to the animals and thus potential variability in the scientific results.

Studies are designed and performed with an ethic’s review and consideration of the 3R’s (replacement, reduction, refinement).

Species

We house different animal species for in-vivo testing including:

  • rodents (rat, mouse, guinea pig)
  • lagomorphs (rabbit)
  • larger animals (minipig, dog and non-human primate)

Vivotecnia provides a fully equipped laboratory

Rodent and non-rodent species housed in state of the art facilities

 

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