Importing and exporting animals

The routines regarding importing of animal-models to animal facilities at Comparative Medicine are listed below.

Import routines

Here you will find detailed information on how to import mice to KI Campus Solna.


The central quarantine unit is the Import Portal located in Wallenberg animal facility at Comparative Medicine. The Import Portal  offers housing of the animal models with uncertain health-status during quarantine as well a prior to re-derivation (pathogen elimination through embryo transfer) and cryo-preservation.

Exporting animals

When you want to export laboratory animals from Karolinska Institutet you should first understand the import process of the receiving animal facility by contacting the facility manager. Rules and regulations differ from country to country. You should thereafter contact the facility manager at the Comparative Medicine facility from which you want to export animals.

Before the export takes place, the designated veterinarian needs to inspect the animals and write a health certificate. The health certificate must not have been issued more than 24 hours before the export.

Transport of animals

You can get help transporting animals on campus through the Technical support and service unit at Comparative Medicine.

There are regularly scheduled transports between Comparative Medicine facilities at KI Campus Solna which are free of charge:


  • From all animal facilities to KM-F
  • From KM-W to KM-A


  • From KM-W to KM-B
  • From KM-A to KM-B

All transports that are requested outside of the regular schedule are associated with a fee.

Please consult your designated facility veterinarian when you have questions regarding the regulatory framework that controls the transport of animals.

Contact for transport

Please contact the animal technician in charge of your animals to be transported.

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Komparativ Medicin