Researches: Sergio Lavandero, Mario Chiong, Zully Pedroso.
The main function of support in animal experimentation unit is to provide researchers of ACCDiS instruments to bring an animal facilities and the necessary instrumentation to carry out experiments in animal models, related to cancer and cardiovascular diseases, in accordance with the highest ethical and scientific principles.
This unit includes:
to) A vivarium: This area has area dedicated for normal and transgenic mice.
b) Procedures room: This room offers a fully equipped operating room for small animals (mice and rats).
c) A team of ultrasound multipurpose which serves for examination of the heart and other organs (available in the procedure room).
d) Procedures room, ex vivo: the Center has a procedure room, make ex vivo experimentation to slaughtered animals. Within this space are expected to install a heart perfused Langendorff, fully equipped and a bathroom termoregulado for trials of aortic rings.
e) Veterinary care: This facility has veterinary staff in charge of the administrative functions and care.