The Animal House is a P3 level specified pathogen-free (SPF) facility able to accommodate rodents (mice, rats, hamsters), either wild-type (C57/bl, SJL, Wistar rats, hamsters) or transgenic (GFP transgenic animals). The Unit is capable of supporting transgenic animals that require pathogen-free environment and application of contaminating experimental models such as PRION disease models. The Unit has been recently thoroughly renovated (2010).
The animal supply is from the Hellenic Pasteur Institute and Charles Rivers Laboratories.
The Unit is certified by the Veterinary Agency of Thessaloniki Perfecture under the registry number “EL 54 BIO29”.
The Unit’s equipment and facilities are described in detail here.
Moreover, the relative Laws and EU Directives for Animal Experimentation can be found on the links bellow: