This biobank focuses on:

Biobank of human, animal and environmental samples.

Capacity for storage, preservation and transport of several varieties of biological samples listed at the CERMES official website.

Through its experience in the maintenance of Anophele kisumu reference strains : Ability to monitor changes over time in residual efficacy and insecticide content of LLINs, and to compare the durability of different types of LLIN distributed to the population.

Technical platform for in vitro monitoring of P. falciparum susceptibility to antimalarial drugs

– Support the Niger Ministry of Public Health (MSP) and act in accordance with the priorities and objectives defined by the National Malaria Control Program (PNLP).
– Monitor the chemoresistance of P. falciparum to antimalarial drugs, and participate in the training of health personnel involved in this activity.
– Assist the PNLP in defining rules for the management of uncomplicated malaria attacks, while avoiding the emergence and spread of new resistances.
– Draw up a global map of chemoresistance in Niger, using in vitro and molecular tests coupled with clinical studies.

The CRB-IPM being vital for biomedical research and clinical research, its primary objective is the conservation of quality biological resources, in compliance with all applicable legal, regulatory and ethical provisions. The CRB-IPM offers services allowing you to deposit, preserve and characterize your biological samples. The CRB-IPM uses state-of-the-art equipment such as the Microflex Bruker MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation – Time of Flight) mass spectrometer and a flow cytometer (cell culture collections to come), as well as its skills in strain typing and bioinformatics to guarantee the identity and characteristics of the strains in the collection.

The National Experimental Biology Laboratory (NEBL) provides animal care and housing services to the university community and outside companies. Its qualified personnel (preclinical scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians) also offers expertise in preclinical research in a multitude of animal species, including the development of new vaccines and drugs against emerging or progressive diseases. The NEBL is the only laboratory at a Canadian university to be accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

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.

It has a crosscutting role that supports the research units and testing laboratories of IPC with various materials, including documents such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), and software to monitor the samples