Université de Bordeaux
LabEx BRAINBordeaux Region Aquitaine Initiative for Neurosciences
Cluster of excellence

Breeding and experimentation platforms

> In Vivo Pole

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In Vivo Pole (PIV) is an animal facility for rodents located on the 4th floor of the Broca Centre.

It is composed of three zones: SPF (Specific Pathogen Free) EOPS facility subdivided into a cryopreservation of rodents embryos zone (CryME) and a transgenic animal breeding zone, a part of the Bordeaux University common animal facilities, and a third IINS/IMN common animal experimentation zone (PIVExpe).

Animals are generated in EOPS zone and then transferred to the PIVExpe for experimentation. PIVEXPE is a Neurosciences platform for rodents. It implicates fundamental and clinical research projects that propose several surgery protocols, electrophysiological recordings and behavioral tests for motor disorders, psychotic disorders, pain and mental disabilities.

Animal facility

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Financial support of LabEx BRAIN :

  • 2019 : 24 374 €
  • 2018 : 39 457 €
  • 2017 : 46 318 €
  • 2016 : 51 739 €
  • 2015 : 53 906 €
  • 2014 : 43 850 €
  • 2013 : 46 686 €
  • 2012 : 21 400 €

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> Magendie's facility

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In order to ensure this quality of service, the animal facility offers users on the one hand to house and produce their animals, while making the necessary crosses to obtain the desired genotypes for their research projects. It also proposes to maintain multiple transgenic lines and, if necessary, purify them by retro-crossing them. And on the other hand, access to so-called conventional animal facilities where researchers can carry out their research projects and where animal owners also take care of these animals.

.The platform is used to provide animals for 18 research teams from all EPSTs, representing 141 ongoing projects in our institute. It is divided on a surface area of 1800 m2.

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Financial support of LabEx BRAIN :

  • 2019 : 110 435 €
  • 2018 : 110 435 €
  • 2017 : 110 435 €
  • 2016 : 144 600 €
  • 2015 : 151 051 €
  • 2014 : 154 725 €
  • 2013 : 149 797 €
  • 2012 : 149 797 €

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> Primate facility

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The primate animal house was designed so as to house 40 monkeys in enclosures and individual cages, supporting behavioural, physiological, genetic or vigilance study.

The surgery unit comprises an operating room enabling any kind of surgeries including stereotaxis, and a digital radio system providing front and profile images with an enlargement of 1.

Users can use 4 electrophysiological recording stations, a room for experimentations with TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) also equipped with the Neuronave tracking system and an electrophysiological recording station, 2 rooms for behavioural analyses equipped with an observation cage and with a motion analysis device (Vigiprimate), a big adjustable room (housing a maze), a virtual reality device.

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Financial support of LabEx BRAIN :

  • 2019 : 21 313 €
  • 2018 : 21 313 €
  • 2017 : 22 626 €
  • 2016 : 27 500 €
  • 2015 : 30 000 €
  • 2014 : 40 000 €
  • 2013 : 40 500 €
  • 2012 : 40 500 €

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> Reduction in utilization costs of Bordeaux Neurocampus users

Thanks to the LabEx grant, users belonging to Bordeaux Neurocampus benefit from a 75% discount.



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