The CDI Animal Research Facility is a 6-story, 39,000 GSF building that has been specially designed to meet the unique needs of scientists and researchers in the fields of genetics, infectious, oncologic and regenerative medicine fields of science. The facility offers state-of-the-art capabilities in newly renovated space which includes a large cage preparation area, autoclaving space, multiple holding rooms, six procedure rooms, two surgical suites, and an X-ray irradiator. The Research Animal Facility also features a 3,000 GSF ABSL-3 facility, which serves the scientists conducting highly pathogenic infectious diseases research.
Other amenities include:
- Highly advanced pre-clinical imaging capabilities that include micro-ultra sound (Vevo 3100), multi-modal optical (fluorescence, bioluminescence, x-ray; Bruker Biospin)
- Dedicated husbandry staff on-site seven days a week
- Scenic skybridge that extends from the Research Animal Facility to the laboratory space and allows scientists and research staff to move between the different buildings efficiently and comfortably.
Core facilities include high-end imaging, mass spectrometry, gene editing, cell sorting, flow cytometry, tissue banks and biocontainment. A high-tech auditorium, Board Room and video conferencing center serve as venues for both internal and external speakers to present their research to CDI scientists, professors and medical students. An additional ~60,000 GSF of lab space is available for expansion of the research enterprise.