Ferreyra Institute´s SPF (Specific Pathogen Free) Vivarium complies with existing international standards approved by National Agri-food Health and Quality Service (SENASA, in its Spanish acronym) for this type of Vivariums.

It has separate areas for animal reproduction and preservation, for breeding and testing. The Vivarium is equipped with controlled environments regulated by biosecurity measures, such as ultraviolet light, and double front and exit doors with a monitor system that controls the entrance of authorized personnel. It also possesses air conditioning, and each micro insulator has two (2) filter systems that use HEPA filters, with air exchanges during established periods.

PROVISION OF MICE C57BL/6 (ST 1385)

Description:

Provision of test animals, inbred C57BL/6 mice. Progenitors come from the test animals laboratory from the Faculty of Veterinary, National University of La Plata.

Methodology:

Founding nuclei of these animals are located in micro insulator systems. The manipulation of these is performed by trained personnel, under laminar flow table and sterile material.

PROVISION OF MICE CD1 (ST 1386)

Description:

Provision of test animals, outbred wild-type mice, of the CD1-ICR Strain. Progenitors come from Charles River Laboratories International Inc., Wilmington, MA, EEUU.

Methodology:

Founding nuclei of these animals are located in micro insulator systems. The manipulation of these is performed by trained personnel, under laminar flow table and sterile material.

PROVISION OF OUTBRED WISTAR RATS (ST 1387)

Description:

Provision of test animals, outbred Wistar Rats. Progenitors come from Charles River Laboratories International Inc., Wilmington, MA, EEUU.

Methodology:

Founding nuclei of these animals are located in micro insulator systems. The manipulation of these is performed by trained personnel, under laminar flow table and sterile material.

MICE HOUSING (ST 2019)

Description:

The Housing Service is a type of lodging in which the client is offered housing for different mouse lines in specially conditioned and prepared areas for such purpose.

Methodology:

Animals are housed in IMMF-INIMEC-CONICET vivariums under strict biosecurity and sterility regulations. They are preserved under environmental conditions of constant noise, temperature and humidity, and are manipulated under laminar flow cabinets. The manipulation of these animals is performed by highly trained technical personnel.

People in charge:

Marisa Gigena

mgigena@immf.uncor.edu

Romina Maiorano

rmaiorano@immf.uncor.edu