Remodeling of the IDIBELL animal facilities

Work financed by the Territorial Specialization and Competitiveness Project (PECT) “L’Hospitalet, innovative ecosystem in health.”


The project financed by the Specialization and Territorial Competitiveness Project (PECT) «L’Hospitalet, innovative health ecosystem (Operation 2- Biotechnological Cluster, Promotion of translational research on the Bellvitge campus (Pre-clinical), animal facility adaptation)” has recently been completed ).

50% of the contract (total price € 470,000, VAT excluded) is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union, within the framework of the PECT Call GAH/95/2016, promoted by the RIS3Cat strategy and the ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia 2014-2020.


Investment objective for growth and jobs

This work has made it possible to remodel the existing spaces in the IDIBELL animal facility, creating a new area for immunosuppressed mice, where most of the animal models of human diseases, so necessary in the research carried out at IDIBELL and the companies with which we collaborate. The new area, with a high barrier between external and internal environments, ensures the essential requirements to carry out an excellent investigation in our facilities.

In addition, the necessary equipment has been purchased such as isolated housing racks or a CO2 euthanasia chamber to minimize and eliminate pain and ensure animal welfare to the maximum. Once the last adaptations of the new interior spaces (changing rooms) and the air shower for the entrance of the researchers are finished, the activity in the new area can be started gradually, scrupulously following the indications already marked by the CEEA and the Institutional Animal Facility Commission of IDIBELL.


L’Hospitalet Territorial Specialization and Competitiveness Project

The PECT “L’Hospitalet, innovative health ecosystem” aims to complete and strengthen Bellvitge as an international benchmark in innovation in the field of health, incorporating business fabric and generating new industrial and innovative activity.

Operational objectives:
– Become an international benchmark in southern Europe in innovation in the field of health
– Specialization of the new industry of the municipality in the health sector



Performance period: January 2018 – December 2020
PECT budget: € 1,882,215.45

Representative entity: L’Hospitalet City Council
Partner entities: IDIBELL and Josep Finestres Foundation
Participating entity: University of Barcelona and Catalan Institute of Oncology
Collaborating entity: Bellvitge University Hospital


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