According to Finnish legislation, only well trained and qualified persons can perform procedures on laboratory animals, take care of laboratory animals, euthanise laboratory animals, design experiments on laboratory animals and apply for the license for them.
Keyword: Central Animal Laboratory
Experiments performed on laboratory animals in biomedical research give us knowledge that can be applied to human and animal disease prevention, treatment or cure.
Legislation ensures that the animals are kept and used for scientific or educational purposes only. All the activities where animals are involved are regulated and controlled by national and international regulations, agreements and guidance documents.
The quality management system ensures that all the procedures are performed in accordance with internal and external quality assurance.
Central Animal Laboratory serves mainly research groups of the University, but provides also services to external clients like pharmaceutical companies and other research institutes. CAL also offers the possibility to conduct experiments that fulfill the GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) requirements.
Central Animal Laboratory of the University of Turku provides services to biomedical research by supplying and producing laboratory animals.