CECAD's in vivo Research Facility has two main departments. The Animal Facility offers CECAD's research groups the opportunity to validate their results in approved and strictly controlled animal studies. The ivRF organizes the import and export of model organisms and biological materials. Scientists experienced in laboratory animal care advise on animal welfare and legal requirements. Ongoing training of qualified staff responsible for animal housing ensures a comprehensive service that includes both professional care and on-site assistance.
The second department is the Transgene Service Unit. This unit is an experimental platform for establishing mouse models in accordance with the latest scientific knowledge, such as genome editing. In addition, it offers laboratory services for embryology, cell biology, and molecular biology.