Animal Biotechnology Unit

The unit provides high-level support in the field of animal genome modification (mice, rats and ruminants). We offer several techniques, such as pronuclear microinjection, homologous recombination in embryonic stem cells, lentiviral injection, transposons and the revolutionary CRISPR / Cas9 system. We also provide cryopreservation, in vitro fertilization and embryo rederivation in mice. Besides, the unit supplies mice and rats with high genetic and health status for researchers within the institute and the region.