The center for animal experimentation is a preclinical development hub within the Fraunhofer IZI network. Our qualified members of staff, who are particularly experienced in the hygienic management of animals, have access to modern facilities which fulfil the highest standards in animal husbandry. At the same time, different pharmacological and pharmacokinetic issues are processed and discussed by the unit, both in vitro and in vivo. The potentialities of work involving organisms range here from biological safety level 1 through to safety level 3 in accordance with the genetic engineering law / ordinance on biological agents.
The unit develops and investigates drug and vaccine candidates in cell culture experiments and various trials involving animal experiments, optionally under GLP standards. This research is focused in part on the development and efficacy testing of innovative vaccines for humans and animals.