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Animal facilities

Range of services

  • Maintenance of and medical attention for animals for experimentation:
  • under standard conditions (rats, mice, rabbits, pigs, fish and amphibians)
  • under specific pathogen free (SPF) conditions (rats, mice)
  • Monitoring of animal groups: gestation, births, weaning and sexing
  • Administration of products
  • Collection of biological samples
  • Pharmacokinetic and bioequivalence studies
  • Production of polyclonal antibodies
  • Analgesic, anaesthetic and euthanasia techniques
  • Supply of animals for experimentation to researchers
  • Animal experimentation training course for research personnel

Examples of application

  • Mouse embryo transfer
  • Cryopreservation of mouse embryos
  • Collection of biological samples (blood, serum, organs, etc.)
  • Pharmacokinetic and bioavailability studies
  • Implantology and new biomaterial studies
  • Production of specific serums (polyclonal antibodies)
  • Technical advice on new equipment – materials
  • Studies on the application of new pharmaceuticals
  • Experimental toxicology studies
  • Studies in: nephrology, endocrinology (experimental diabetes), infectious diseases, biochemicals and applied molecular biology, surgery, pharmacology and neurology (neurodegenerative conditions: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's).


  • Cages and stable stalls
  • Glass aquaria and polyester tanks
  • Biological safety cabinets
  • Extractor hoods
  • Centrifuges
  • Experimental operating room
  • Surgical magnifying glasses
  • Ventilators for assisted breathing
  • Gas anaesthesia equipment
  • Autoclave
Dr Jordi Guinea
Contact person
934 021 570
Access Procedures

Any person applying for the first time for any services by CCiTUB must enter as a new user. For this purpose it is necessary to fill in an application form which can be downloaded from The form must be sent to

Assurance of quality

ISO 9001:2008. The CCiTUB have well-established a system of management of the quality based on the ISO norm 9001, which also satisfies the Good Manufacturing Practice requirements (GMP).

IT Network, TECNIO brand accreditation.

Recognition by the Food and Drug Administration as a contract laboratory to perform drug tests.

Acknowledged laboratory Register of Agroalimentary Laboratories of Catalonia.