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Animal facility

  animalario (at) cbm.csic.es
  Floor -1 - 054

The Animal Facility of the CBMSO, inaugurated in January 2011, is a facility that occupies an area of about 1500 m2. It has rooms for the following species: mice, fish and frogs. The mice are housed in ventilated racks, and are handled in biological safety cabinets. Fish and frogs are housed in specific racks for their maintenance.

The space is divided into the following zones:

  • Clean or SPF barrier zone (mouse): It has several rooms where transgenic lines are produced along with their main genetic backgrounds. All mouse lines entering the barrier will do so by embryo rederivation.
  • Biosafety level 3 room (mouse), connected by a SAS to the P3 culture room.Room with biosafety level 2 (mouse).
  • Rooms for conventional stabling and experimentation (mouse).Rooms for behavioral studies (mouse): Both in barrier and conventional areas.
  • Room with metabolic cages (mouse).
  • Room for aquatic animals (frogs and fish).
  • Laboratory.
  • Material washing and processing area.

Users should bear in mind that there are quarantine periods between the different rooms of the Animal Facility or between this Animal Facility and those of other Centers (quarantine periods can be consulted at the Animal Facility Access door, and in the Guide for the use of the facilities).

The work in the Animal Facility is carried out in accordance with current regulations, paying special attention to the health and welfare of the animals.

Internal services offered by the Animal Facility:

  • Maintenance and production of mice.
  • Maintenance and production of fish.
  • Maintenance of frogs.
  • Management of transgenic mice colonies.
  • Support to researchers in various procedures.
  • Technical advice.
  • Animal health controls, performed externally.
  • Reproductive biotechnology.

Services are also offered to other official centers and interested companies.


  • R.D. 53 - 2013   establishing the basic rules applicable to the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes, including teaching.
  • Ley 32 de 2007   of November 7, for the care of animals in their exploitation, transport, experimentation and euthanasia.
  • Directiva 2010 63 UE  on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.
  • Orden 566/2015  establishing the training requirements to be met by personnel handling animals used, bred or supplied for experimental purposes.

Ethical Commitee:

CAM managements:


Animal Facility - Work Under Supervision

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