The cell culture facility at IATA gives support and advice to our research groups as well as external users in eukariotic cell culture techniques from either animal or human tissues.
- Biological safety cabinets, CO2 incubators and inverted microscope are available in a designated and fully equipped laboratory.
- Various cell lines are currently maintained, including mouse hybridomas for the production of monoclonal antibodies and diverse intestinal epithelial cell lines or immune cells for testing nutrient absorption and metabolism and the cross-talk between the host and bacteria (microbiota and probiotics).
- Cell culture facility offers the possibility of cryoconservation in liquid nitrogen for maintaining cell culture collections.
Personnel at the facility have have adequate experience to give advice in this type of work, experimental design and results analysis if necessary.