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Enabling your rodent studies

From emerging startups to more established biopharma companies that are in need of extra capacity, a wide variety of companies are conducting their own in vivo animal model studies at Mispro facilities. 

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Research areas

The companies working at Mispro’s state-of-the-art facilities span a range of research fields, including:

  • Oncology
  • Neurology, Psychiatry, and Substance Abuse
  • Immunology
  • Gene Therapy/Editing
  • Infectious Disease
  • Gastroenterology, Metabolism/Endocrinology, and Gut Microbiome
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Hepatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pulmonology
  • Hematology and Nephrology

Conducting disease research

Some companies are using a Mispro facility for developing and studying in vivo animal models of disease, including as a source for primary cells. The close proximity of Mispro to their own organization’s lab is an important convenience when studies require frequent visits.

Developing advanced therapeutic modalities

For labs that are moving beyond traditional small molecule and protein therapeutic discovery and development, Mispro’s facilities provide a much-needed alternative to expensive custom animal CRO services. Plus you get the confidence of your own expertise and experimental control. Advanced therapeutic modalities being developed by companies using Mispro facilities include safety and efficacy studies for:

  • Cell therapies
    • CAR T cell therapies
    • Stem cell/human induced pluripotent cell therapies
  • Gene therapies
  • Gene editing therapies
  • Oncolytic viruses
  • Bacteria as therapeutic agents
  • Bacteriophage therapeutics

Developing advanced drug delivery systems

Not many CRO’s are set up for testing novel drug delivery systems, such as nanomaterials and synthetic vesicles. Organizations using Mispro facilities include labs developing these cutting edge technologies because Mispro enables them to conduct and control their own animal models studies, ensuring all the nuances of material handling and experimental protocols are adhered to.

Conducting traditional drug and vaccine research & development (R&D)

Of course, organizations developing small molecule therapeutics, protein/antibody therapeutics, and vaccines are also turning to Mispro vivarium facilities for a range of studies, including for:

  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • Pharmacokinetics (PK)
  • Screening
  • Protein or antibody generation

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Mispro provide animal models for studies?

Clients establish their own accounts with animal vendors. At the client’s request, Mispro can manage ordering and receiving once an account is set up.

What biosafety level is supported in Mispro facilities?

Mispro supports biosafety level (BSL) I and biosafety level (BSL) II studies in our facilities.

Does Mispro support behavioral studies?

Yes, clients can conduct behavioral studies in our facilities but must provide any special equipment and/or caging that is specific to the study.

What types of animal models can I use in my research?

Mispro primarily supports rodent studies with immuno-competent and immuno-compromised models. Please inquire with us about other animal models.

How can I ensure that our studies will remain confidential in a coworking facility?

Confidentiality is central to Mispro’s mission and we ensure that sensitive information is not displayed on rooms, cages, or racks. Private animal housing and procedure rooms are exclusive to your company with the exception of Mispro’s professional staff who enter to provide care and maintenance. Shared procedure rooms contain locked storage areas for equipment and proprietary materials.

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