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Animal House

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INTRODUCTION

The Animal House of the Institute of Biosciences and Applications of the National Centre for Scientific Research «Demokritos” is one of the first organized and specialized Laboratories for the breeding and disposal of small laboratory animals in Greece. Currently, the aim of the Animal House is the supply of small laboratory animals to be used in experimentation in basic science, in the development of therapeutic regimes and new technologies, as well as in educational purposes. Today, the Animal House functions in compliance with the national and international standards and covers the most recent demands for research conducted on animal models.

The Animal House has three facilities accredited by the Attika Prefecture, according to the ΠΔ 56/2013 (310181/24-06-2019)

Facility for Animal Breeding ΕL25BIObr019

• Facility for Animal Supply ΕL25BIOsup020

• Facility for Animal Experimentation ΕL25BIOexp039

 The function of Committee for the Evaluation of Research Protocols and the Committee for the Wellbeing of Laboratory Animals, the continuously educated personnel, the up-to-date infrastructure, the accreditation of the Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2015, the program for the control and assurance of the animals’ health, as well as the organization of educational seminars, guarantee the quality of the services provided. Finally, The Scientific and Administrative Head of the Animal House is an alternate member of the National Committee for the well-being of Laboratory Animals.

 Committee for the Evaluation of Research Protocols: 

Regular members: D. Kletsas, L. Klamarias, D. Mastelos, and one Representative from the Attika Prefecture.

Substitutional members: A. Tzinia, E. Livaniou, P. Sarris.

Committee for the Wellbeing of Laboratory Animals:
D. Kletsas, L. Klamarias, E. Livaniou, J. Zafiropoulos, G. Doulgeridis.

BUILDING

The Animal House occupies an independent building within the premises of NCSR “Demokritos”. It contains rooms with controlled access for the reproduction, breeding and experimentation, as well as a room for quarantine purposes.

ANIMAL STRAINS

The animal House breeds and can provide the following animal strains:

  • Wistar Rats
  • Swiss Webster (CFW) Mise
  • SCID Mise
  • C57BL/6J Mise                              
  • SKH1 Hairless Mise
  • MMP9 Mise (A.D)
  • 5XFAD Mise (A.D)
  • New Zealand  Rabbits
  • Colonies of aged mice and rats.

SERVICES

 

The following services are provided:

  • Breeding, disposal,housing and experimentation of wild type and transgenic mice laboratory animals.
  • Breeding, disposal, housing and experimentation of laboratory NZW Rabbits.
  • Temporary housing of other type of animals.
  • Veterinary care of the animals.
  • Collection of blood and tissue samples
  • Small operations.
  • Development of new colonies upon demand.
  • Preparation, approval and support of experimental protocols.
  • Technical support for the designing of experiments.
  • Education and training.

QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEM ISO 9001:2015


OPERATING LICENCE

COMMITTEE FOR THE EVALUATION OF RESEARCH PROTOCOLS

EDUCATION

SEMINARS

2015

 

2018

2019


CONTACT

Dimitris Kletsas  | Institute Director – Administrative & Scientific Responsible.
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Lykourgos Klamarias   | Responsible Veterinarian
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Giannis Zafeiropoulos   | Responsible Technician.
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George Doulgeridis   | Technician.
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