2019 Call: Engineering a novel cell-based model for assessing materno-fetal drug transfer during pregnancy

Project OC-2019-019

The human placenta is a vital organ that acts as a barrier between the circulation of the mother and the growing fetus. It…

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2019 Call: Development of a platform for GU cancer patient-derived organoids

Project OC-2019-003

Understanding and overcoming cancer therapy resistance is a major overarching goal of our precision oncology program at the…

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2019 Call: IPF-on-Chip: Replacing the bleomycin induced lung injury and fibrosis model with lung-on-chip technology

Project OC-2019-025

Today, new antifibrotic drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are tested in mice with the bleomycin-induced lung-injury…

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2019 Call: BEHAVE: A toolkit for deep-behavior profiling of laboratory rodents

Project OC-2019-009

Many hundred-thousand rodents, mostly mice, are used in behavioural neuroscience research every year. This is necessary, because…

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2018 Call: Nutritional requirements of fish cell lines – development of a serum-free culture medium (L-15Plus) 

Project OC-2018-001
Manmade chemicals have become an essential commodity in our daily lives, from personal care to medicine and agriculture.…

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2018 Call: Rodents have a right to best surgical practice 

Project OC-2018-002
Surgery is an integral part of many experimental animal studies. Anaesthesia and analgesia protocols are obvious targets for…

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2018 Call: Breeding management software for genetically modified rodents

Project OC-2018-003 
Scientists frequently use genetically modified animals in basic and applied research. They often combine multiple genetic…

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2018 Call: Recombinant laminin-like proteins for organoid cultures free of animal-derived basement membrane extract

Project OC-2018-004
Organoids are miniature organs generated from stem cells that provide unique in vitro models of organs in health and disease, and…

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2018 Call: A CRISPR/Cas9-screening platform to decipher conserved cell fate specification networks in vivo

Project OC-2018-005
The adult human body consists of hundreds, if not thousands, of distinct cell types. Examples include different neurons in the…

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2018 Call: 3D heart models for cardiac surgery training

Project OC-2018-006
Surgery training on live animals is a controversial subject. While prohibited in Switzerland, surgical training on live animals is…

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