Preclinical Facility

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST-Austria)

Klosterneuburg | Website

Spatial research infrastructure

Short Description

The Preclinical Facility (PCF) supports all life scientists using laboratory rodents for their research.

All animals in the Facility are strictly kept according to the valid National and European law regulation and fulfill international recommendations and demands in terms of animal health, genetic monitoring and animal welfare.

Additionally IST Austria commits to the 3Rs principle for ethical use of animals in order to promote the most dignified and respectful practice in dealing with animals in connection with scientific research. Read more about the 3Rs principle and the statement of IST Austria concerning its contribution in fulfilling the ethical responsibility of the use of animals in scientific research.

Contact Person

Michael Schunn

Research Services

- breeding and maintenance of genetically modified mouse lines
- genetic identification by PCR (main method)
- Cryopreservation of mouse sperm and embryos
- Hygienic rederivation of mouse lines using embryo transfer
- rodent surgery
- behavioral studies

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

- breeding and maintenance of genetically modified mouse lines
- genetic identification by PCR (main method)
- Cryopreservation of mouse sperm and embryos
- Hygienic rederivation of mouse lines using embryo transfer
- rodent surgery
- behavioral studies

Information on terms of use, cooperation and fees is provided upon request. All such information is defined in a scientific collaboration agreement.