National Experimental Biology Centre

Université du Québec - Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Laval, Québec
What the facility does

Animal experiments: toxicity, pharmacokinetics, drug efficiency (from rodents to primates). Animal housing and full vivarium service for your own experiments.

Areas of expertise

The National Experimental Biology Centre (CNBE) is a state-of-the-art animal experiment centre specializing in exploratory studies of toxicity, pharmacokinetics and evaluations of drug and treatment efficiency. It features level 2 and 3 facilities. It has developed expertise with a number of animal models, including mice, rats, hamsters, guinea-pigs, rabbits, cotton rats, ferrets, pigs, minipigs, poultry (chicks, chicken and turkey), sheep, goats, dogs and non-human primates (macaques, capuchins, marmosets). The Centre also offers cage and accommodation rental services for your animal testing needs.

Research services

Renting of rooms and animal housing, Identification of maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and no observed adverse effect level (NOAEL), Acute toxicity, Chronic toxicity, Immunotoxicity, Delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH), Dermal toxicity, Histopathology, Clinical biochemistry, Hematology, Stem cell safety, Pharmacokinetics, Vaccination and infectious diseases (level 2 and 3 pathogens), Oncology (xenografts and syngenic models), Inflammation, Biomarker identification, Allergies, Wound healing, Diabetes, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Hypertension. Dermatology and Surgery.

Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Education
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
Level 3 confinement
Level 2 confinement
Operating room for large animals
Necropsy room (3)