Investigation Units

Health Sciences

Laboratorio de Ensayos Biológicos (LEBI, for its acronym in Spanish) (Laboratory of Biological Trials)

It promotes research of the possible mechanisms of action of chemical, biological, biotechnological substances for human and veterinarian consumption through biological testing. Its services are on the area of research and animal models. It also gives training through courses on the science of animals of experimentation, ethics, legal and animal welfare, among others

Objectives

  • To develop and project activities in the three main areas related to the production and use of biomodels and alternative models of high quality with the aim of implementing lines of research of national and international interest in Biomedical Sciences. To contribute to the scientific task through a multidisciplinary work that involves teaching activities, research and social action

Main functions

  • To project different lines of research and social action developed by LEBI at national and international level
  • To develop basic and applied research for promoting a multidisciplinary job in teaching, research and social action
  • To disseminate the knowledge generated in research activities through different scientific means
  • To encourage the training of the personnel of LEBI to reinforce knowledge in the different tasks
  • To keep the production of different animal models and to improve its sanitary conditions and quality

Services

Remunerated

  • To provide with advice on the area of biological testing, animal production and biotechnology
  • To train professionals interested in being trained in the area of handling of experimentation animals through the Modules of Training on Handling Experimentation Animals, in the frame of the Project of Continuum Education ED-88
  • Sale of services through testing of biological quality control and toxicological effect on human and animal health to different entities of the national and international health sector: ministries, pharmaceutical industry, research laboratories
  • To provide the animals of experimentation for the research activities inside and outside the university, and the necessary inputs for the maintenance of animals, such as sawdust and food

Non Remunerated

  • To provide animals of experimentation for the teaching activities
  • To develop activities in the fields of research, social action and teaching
  • To promote the professional growth of students by means of the collaborative system of internships
  • o provide advice in the area of biological testing, animal and biotechnological production