This network comprises publicly-owned high biosafety laboratories open to the national and international scientific communities that due to their dimensions and/or the characteristics of their facilities, provide a unique opportunity for experimental studies otherwise not feasible at conventional centres. This distributed ICTS includes the High Biosafety Laboratory at CISA and High Biosafety Laboratory at the CReSA.
This infrastructure is part of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal located on the campus of the UAB. It is a public foundation created in 1999 by the UAB and the IRTA. CReSA’s High Biosafety Laboratory has a total work area, with a BSL-3, measuring 1.500m2. It provides the opportunity to work in labs with a total area of 350m2, being totally equipped for studies of virology, immunology, and cell and molecular biology. Worth noting is the ability to carry out studies with Cytometry and Cell Sorting under BSL-3 environment. It also features the abilityto work in 12 experimental animal labs with a total surface area of 1,150m2 for farm and wild animals (large-sized), as well as laboratory animals (small-sized).
The main objectives of CReSA are research, development of technology, transference, and education in the field of animal health and all its consequences for public health.