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Collaborative platforms

Alfort has developed a network of units and laboratories which are able to perform experiments or produce clinical data in the context of scientific expertise. These platforms, which can be used by external scientific structures, make it possible to develop new partnerships for institutional research projects or offer services designed for the industrial sector.

The Biomedical Research Centre (CRBM, Centre de Recherche BioMédicale)

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This unit is specialised in conducting preclinical trials or fundamental research requiring the use of animals. This modern structure has been operating since 2008. It rigorously follows the legislation concerning the well-being of animals and pain management, two of the central tenets of the policy adopted by Alfort in 1996. Its location on the ENVA site guarantees access to the best medical techniques and human expertise in these fields.

This unit is specialised in conducting preclinical trials or fundamental research requiring the use of animals. This modern structure has been operating since 2008. It rigorously follows the legislation concerning the well-being of animals and pain management, two of the central tenets of the policy adopted by Alfort in 1996. Its location on the ENVA site guarantees access to the best medical techniques and human expertise in these fields.

The Centre for Clinical Veterinary Research (CICV, Centre d’Investigations Cliniques Vétérinaires)

The centralisation of consultations since 2009 in the Veterinary Hospital helps students prepare a doctoral thesis of veterinary medicine, the presentation of which leads to the diploma of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The structure of the Alfort school gives internal and external teams from the academic and industrial sectors access to a population of naturally ill animals. This allows for therapeutic innovations in veterinary practice and potentially for human treatment in situations where pathology is similar. The decision by the Ethics Committee to approve clinical trials is based upon the expected medical benefit for animal patients and, if this condition is met, the good conduct of trials so that animal patients benefit from the therapeutic innovation.

Paraclinical studies

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To support research, Alfort has specialised units in paraclinical investigations: anatomopathology, biochemistry, haematology, microbiology and immunology (in collaboration with the ANSES, the INSERM and the René Descartes University). There are also a number of national laboratories on the campus which are leaders in the study of infectious agents of interest to veterinary medicine or public health. In addition, a specialised veterinary imaging structure (X-ray, MRI, scintigraphy, etc.) has been housed on the campus for more than 20 years