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  • Quality Policy : dual certification renewed

    We successfully renewed our ISO 9001/2015 and NF X50-900:2016 certification in July 2016, consolidating our quality approach and the continuous improvement of our services.


  • Upcoming Workshops in Mouse Phenogenomics

    The unique opportunity to benefit from the ICS's outstanding expertise in Mouse Phenogenomics:

    -CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in vivo
    -Primary phenotyping of mouse embryos 
    -Mouse model for diseases: approaches for phenotyping 

    Please have a look to our web site for full list of English courses

  • Neuromuscular Phenotyping

    ICS is proud to offer novel assays for assessment of neuromuscular and muscular defects as part of our phenotyping. 

    Mouse Reaching and Grasping (MoRaG) assay as well as automated gait (DigiGait) analysis now complement our existing grip strength, rotorod, and beam walking assays.  Along with  isolated muscular strength assays that are coming soon, we provide excellent capabilities to assess neuromuscular and muscular defects in your animals.  

  • European Consortium 'CanPathPro' started !

    New platform for predictive modelling of cancer signaling started ! 

    PHENOMIN-ICS is involved in the CanPathPro project with respect to the generation of genetically modified mouse models.

    CanPathPro brings together the complex molecular data from the "omics" technologies (genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics) that explain the basis of cancers and also reflects their heterogeneity for most, and the mathematical tools of systems biology to visualize and predict signaling pathways for new preclinical, clinical and biotechnology applications. Read more.

  • Direct blastocyst genotyping

    Validate your cryopreserved line by direct blastocyst genotyping

    Direct blastocyst genotyping is now available for your lines at PHENOMIN-ICS. Using this method instead of conventional post-implantation genotyping protocols leads to significant reductions in animal welfare concerns, processing time, technical requirements, and cost. For details, see the publication we coauthored in Transgenic Res (F. Scavizzi et al, 2015).

  • Advanced Histological Stainings at ICS

    ICS is proud to offer new capabilities for histological examinations, the Masson’s trichrome and the Russell-Movat pentachrome stains. 

    Both these stains are excellent means for visualizing collagen deposits (fibroses), but with the Movat’s pentachrome stain one can also differentiate elastic fibres, muscle, mucin, and fibrin.  For detailed histological examinations or high quality images for publication, consider these stains to improve your understanding and impress your colleagues. 

    Left picture: Masson trichrone staining of a heart with massive fibrosis (in blue)

    Right picture: Movat Pentachrome Phamini modification: collagen is stained by light green

Genes essential for life discovered in mouse 

PHENOMIN’s scientists have collaborated with 17 different centers over the world to identify and decipher the function of genes that are essential for mammalian life. The recent Nature paper "High-throughput discovery of novel developmental phenotypes" describes the systematic high-throughput phenotyping screens used in the knock out mice and gives insight into a variety of gene function while a strong correlation was found between genes causing lethality in mice and genes causing diseases in humans, including cardiovascular defects, spina bifida, and metabolic disorders, among many others.


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Mar. 14 - Mar. 17, 2017 Training course at ICS

Mar. 22 - Mar. 24, 2017 Workshop

Mar. 29, 2017 Training course

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