GHTM/IHMT NOVA has a biobank – Biotropical Resources (BIOTROP) – an infrastructure designed to provide high-quality biological resources to the scientific community, in order to support research on health sciences, particularly on tropical medicine and infectious diseases.
BIOTROP is prepared to receive, preserve, and distribute biological samples according to biobank guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures in strict compliance with ethical standards and the Nagoya protocol. In 2019, data management and confidentiality good practices were recognized through the Data Privacy Impact Assessment (DPIA) evaluation performed by NOVA Data Protection Officer (DPO). The biobank is part of the Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infrastructures, as member of two networks – Portuguese microBiological Resources Center Network (Pt-mBRCN, www.mbrcn.pt) and National Biobanks Infrastructure (Biobanco.pt, www.biobanco.pt).
See here the available collections: http://biotropical.ihmt.unl.pt/
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GHTM/IHMT NOVA has also a VIASEF, which is a high-security infrastructure ACL3 (Class III Containment Laboratory for Arthropods) that offers the academic, scientific, and business communities the possibility of carrying out in vivo studies with arthropod vectors of disease-causing agents.
This laboratory facility also complies with the norms of the 3rd level of microbiological containment, having safe conditions to develop projects with pathogens, from biological risk 1 to risk 3, such as multiresistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains or viruses such as Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika, Coronaviridae.
For more information on VIASEF and the services available please visit: http://viasef.ihmt.unl.pt/
Prices on request, through the following contacts: Henrique Silveira (Manager) – hsilveira at ihmt.unl.pt ; Maria Odete Afonso – odeteafonso at ihmt.unl.pt
IHMT also has a Vivarium, available in the context of collaborations/partnerships with researchers from other institutions, such as the pharmaceutical industry and research laboratories from different areas of research.
The services provided range from the creation and maintenance of rodents to experimental procedures, such as rodent colonies management (including genetically modified animals), antibody production, education and training in laboratory animal science in partnership with other institutions, including the Portuguese Society of Laboratory Animal Sciences (SPCAL).
IHMT and GHTM develop consultancy services in the areas of epidemiology, health systems, bio statistics, health programs, evaluation, health economics and human resources for health, among others.
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