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Subcontractor

The University of Oslo (UIO) has entered into a sub-contract with the Cancer Research Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Professor Cestmir Altaner at the Cancer Research Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences will breed and upkeep mice carrying the natural microbial flora.

The reasons for sub-contracting are:

  1. For an important part of Prof. Pettersen’s (UIO) research on the effect of low dose-rate- and low dose priming we need a colony of mice with a burden of the ordinary mouse species microbial flora in order to better mimic the human situation where the number of microbes nearly equals the number of human cells.
  2. We can only obtain this resource from the Cancer Research Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, as other mouse colonies in Europe have long since been upgraded to the status of SPF (specific pathogen facilities).

 

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Published Oct. 14, 2010 3:09 PM - Last modified Oct. 28, 2014 10:51 AM