The Lab Animal Centre provides laboratory animal services for the needs of UEF and develops, monitors and supervises the university’s activities involving laboratory animals, as well as participates in the field’s training, education and teaching at the national and international levels.
In addition to open animal facilities, the centre has clean rooms for the breeding of rodents, operating rooms for operations on small and large animals, Faraday facilities, a separate, sound-proof behavioural laboratory wing, and access to the imaging devices of the A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, the main user of the centre’s services. The set of equipment includes autoclaves, washers for animal cages and racks, IVC and other cages, a hydrogen peroxide steam sterilizer, an-aesthesia equipment, isolators for animal isolation, other laboratory instruments and a browser-based animal information system. The centre has its own staff. Services for external customers include facilitating course activities and in vivo studies.