TNA or Training provided
IRTA offers expertise and facilities to internal and external clients (academic and industry) for fundamental and applied research on bacterial and viral vaccines, including expertise on pigs, poultry and ruminants in the fields of epidemiology, microbiology, virology, immunology, pathology, molecular biology, and entomology. We provide access to our BSL3 biocontainment facilities including flow cytometry and cell sorting in a BSL3 environment. Several animal models for translational research are available for immunogenicity and challenge studies: pigs (influenza viruses, Haemophilus parasuis, tuberculosis, torque teno viruses), goat (tuberculosis), sheep (Rift Valley fever), poultry (influenza), ferrets (influenza) and llamas (MERS-coronavirus). Animal models are also available for the most relevant infectious veterinary diseases in pigs, poultry and ruminants. IRTA can also provide scientific advice on the experimental design and methodology (including a report), all animal purchase, housing, maintenance and veterinary assistance, biological sampling, and immune monitoring by serology, cellular immunology (ELISpot, cell phenotyping), pathogen kinetics by classical and molecular methods in challenge studies, clinical chemistry and histology. IRTA can also provide training activities on the main areas of expertise depicted above, mainly in relation animal models.