The development of new drugs entails testing using suitable animal models. Animal experiments are therefore an integral component in the development of new drugs, therapies and diagnostic procedures. The institute’s Centre for Experimental Medicine (TEZ) is a central unit which facilitates important steps in translating research findings into a clinical application for human subjects.
Moreover, the institute has access to one of the most stateof-the-art animal houses in Germany. The TEZ is distinguished by its highly technical facilities, which are optimized to handle preclinical research projects. These facilities include modern rooms in which the animals are kept, featuring standardized hygiene levels and individually ventilated cage systems that are monitored via the building management system.
The health and care of the animals is of the highest priority. Highly qualified personnel support the scientific staff in daily care, health monitoring and breeding activities, and in administering treatments.