The CBME/UAlg Animal Facility may provide the following services:
-Technical and scientific support to UAlg investigators in the use of experimental mouse models, according to the Portuguese Animal Welfare regulations.
-In house breeding of small numbers of mouse “inbred” strains, namely C57/Bl6 and 129/Sv;
-Breeding and housing of geneticaly modified mouse strains;
-Performance of surgical procedures intended to improve the health status of housed animals; and assistance with animal import/export according to the SPF status of the receiving Animal Facility..
-Technical and scientific advice to investigators planing to design genetic manipulation experiments using mouse models;
-Biomedical, phamacological, toxicity, etc. studies for external entities upon request and contract.
- Live Imaging of small animal models allowing the visualization of anatomical structures and hemodynamic functions in vivo.