TRANSGENIC TECHNOLOGY UNIT

The Laboratory of Animal Models  possess equipment required for cloning and work with plasmid DNA, standard molecular biology analysis, cell culture equipment required for ES cells culture and micromanipulation. The equipment includes Eppendorf micromanipulator with Zeiss microscope, microforge, operating microscope, CO2 incubators and a SPF standard animal housing facility with IVC (individually ventilated cages) racks and BSL2 changing station.

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VIRAL VERCTORS TECHNOLOGY UNIT

Viral vectors technology is developed in separate viral facility, equipped with ultracentrifuge, CO2 incubator, II BSL laminar and -80 freezer.

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The in vivo experiments (e.g stereotaxic injections of viral vectors for local genetic modifications) are performed in surgical room, fully equipped with all necessary instruments, including stereotaxes, anesthesia kits and operating microscopes.

This laboratories has been licenced by Polish Ministry of Environment for limited usage of genetically modified animals (GMO) and genetically modified microorganisms (GMM) in II  degree of safety.  

 

CRYOPRESERVATION UNIT

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Our cryopreservation unit is equipped with monitored and automatically filled storage tanks for biological samples storage in liquid nitrogene vapors (dry storage). The facility is also equippred with cryogenic ICE CUBE freezer, necessary for embryo cryopreservation.