Animal experimental core facilities

At Karolinska Institutet, the managing organisation for all aspects of animal experimentation in research is Comparative Medicine. Our scientists also have access to animal facilities managed by the Karolinska University Hospital.

Decorative close-up of zebrafish.
The Zebrafish Core Facility at Karolinska Institutet is the largest zebrafish facility in the Nordic countries. Photo: Lars Bräutigam

Animal Behavior Core Facility

The Animal Behavior Core Facility (ABCF) is the new core facility at Karolinska Institutet for behavioral studies in mice and rats. ABCF is designed to provide optimal environment, state-of-the-art instrumentation and technical/educational support to perform behavioral tests ranging from basic phenotype characterization to advanced analyses.

This facility is available through the KI contact portal for core facilities in iLab.

Import Portal

Generally, laboratory animals imported to animal facilities have to go through quarantine first due to unsure or unsatisfactory health status. The Import Portal is a quarantine core-facility managed by Comparative Medicine (KM).

This facility is available through the KI contact portal for core facilities in iLab.

Infinigene

Manipulation of gene expression during mouse development is a powerful tool for querying the role of specific genes in development and disease. Infinigene is a facility which utilizes ultrasound-guided nano-injection to introduce DNA-modifying agents during embryonic development, or in adult mice.

This facility is available through the KI contact portal for core facilities in iLab.

Karolinska Experimental Research and Imaging Centre

Karolinska Experimental Research and Imaging Centre (KERIC) conducts Imaging analyses in experimental systems in combination with experimental surgery in large animals like swine as well as in rodents. This facility is managed by the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna (North Campus area).

This facility is available through the KI contact portal for core facilities in iLab.

KM X-ray irradiation facilities

This is an X-ray cabinet for irradiation of small animals managed by Comparative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. The cabinets can be used for whole body irradiation or focal irradiation.

This facility is available through the KI contact portal for core facilities in iLab.

Morphological Phenotype Analysis

Morphological Phenotype Analysis (FENO) facility specialises in the pathology of genetically engineered mice. This core facility is managed by the Karolinska University Hospital in Flemingsberg (South Campus area).

This facility is available through the KI contact portal for core facilities in iLab.

Portal South Core Facility

The Portal South Core Facility offers cryopreservation techniques and rederivation services in mouse lines, as well as support when it comes to arranging transport, various certificates and contacts with authorities of different countries to facilitate import and export. The facility is managed by the Preclinical Laboratory (PKL) at the Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge (South Campus area).

This facility is available through the KI contact portal for core facilities in iLab.

Small Animal Molecular Imaging

The unit can offer multimodal (PET, CT, MRI) imaging measurements in rodents for studies related to for example: Radioligand development; Molecular imaging biomarker development; Drug development (microdosing, occupancy, etc.); Various molecular imaging experiments in translational animal models; Tracking of novel administration routes.

This facility is available through the KI contact portal for core facilities in iLab.

Transgene Technologies

The Karolinska Center for Transgene Technologies (KCTT) offers generation and storage of genetically modified mice and related techniques. The KCTT facility is a part of Karolinska Institutet Mouse Models (KIMM).

This facility is available through the KI contact portal for core facilities in iLab.

Zebrafish Core Facility

The zebrafish core facility at Karolinska Institutet is the largest zebrafish facility in the Nordic countries. The core facility offers everything from the provision of animals, technical training to the running of complex research projects, and welcome both internal and external academic research groups, as well as non-academic customers. No previous experience with the zebrafish model needed.

This facility is available through the KI contact portal for core facilities in iLab.

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