Research in Finland
Universities and institutes
Tampere University possesses extensive skills and knowledge and conducts basic, applied and contract research. Their specialties include cell and tissue technology and tissue and organ model development, including related technology and research services. Visit Faculty of Medicine and health technology website, and learn more about MET Core-facilities and Services.
Tampere University’s research centers:
The University of Eastern Finland possesses extensive skills and knowledge and conducts basic, applied and contract research. Research groups and research services can be found on the following links:
UEF laboratory animal center (LAC) provides in vivo CRO services and a platform for training surgeons.
The University of Helsinki possesses extensive skills and knowledge and conducts basic, applied and contract research.
Among others, research services are provided by the institutes of Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), including Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland , Institute of Biotechnology, and Neuroscience Center.
The Laboratory Animal Centre (LAC) of the University of Helsinki provides appropriate animal facilities and culture of care for mice, rats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, sheep, swine, poultry, cats, and dogs. To access the page containing information on why and how laboratory animals are used at the University of Helsinki, click here.
The Department of Biological and Environmental Science of the University of Jyväskylä conducts extensive biological and environmental research. Their specialty is nanoscience More information is available here.
The University of Oulu possesses extensive skills and knowledge and conducts basic, applied and contract research. Research groups can be found at Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Biocenter Oulu and on this link.
Oulu Laboratory Animal Centre (OULAC) is a part of the infrastructure platform, responsible for laboratory animals’ services. OULAC provides animals and facilities for animal experimentation and advice in research using animals, along with wide range of research services. These services are provided for research at the University of Oulu and the Oulu University Hospital, and for external clients according to separate agreements.
University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University possess extensive skills and knowledge and conduct basic, applied and contract research. More information about the research is available on the following links:
Faculty of Medicine @ University of Turku
Turku Bioscience Center @ University of Turku
Turku Center for Disease Modeling (TCDM) @ University of Turku
Cell Biology, Faculty of Science and Engineering @ Åbo Akademi University
Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory (SBL) @ Åbo Akademi University
Central Animal Laboratory, University of Turku (UTUCAL) operate in compliance with the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) therefore all functions and activities are strictly recorded and performed according to SOPs (standard operating procedures). UTUCAL is included in the National GLP Compliance Program in Finland and inspected on regular basis by the Finnish Medicines Agency (FIMEA). UTUCAL performs GLP and non-GLP research services including safety and toxicity studies for medicines and medical devices, and provides online LAS education courses for EU Function A, B, D.
In additions, research services are available in Turku PET Centre.
The Natural Resources Institute Finland carries out research on domestic and production animals, including fish farming. Research is carried out in a wide range of areas related to animal genetics and breeding, animal behaviour and welfare, feeding, production technologies and economics, and nutritional physiology, taking into account the impact on the environment, society and the quality of the final product. Research is carried out mainly on dairy and beef cattle, horses, pigs, poultry, fish (mainly rainbow trout), reindeer and insects (black soldier fly), including native species.
The service descriptions of the Natural Resources Institute Finland can be found at the following links:
- Livestock and feed
- Animal Welfare
- Feed and feeding research services
- Dairy Cow Methane Production Measurements
- Aquaculture and water economy
- Modular Shipping Container Concept for Landbased Fish Farming by Luke
- Passive Water Treatment for Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS) Farming – Re–Charging Effluent to Pristine Intake Water
- Feed and feed material for fish farming
- The FINFARMGIS method helps to assess the location of a fish farm
- Animal Genetic Resources
Industry and contract laboratories
Admescope is a preclinical contract research organisation (CRO) providing tailor-made ADME-Tox (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity) and other services for drug discovery and development.
UPM Biomedicals is the forerunner in producing high quality nanofibrillar cellulose for medical and life science applications. More than 300 patents protect the existing and future products that rely on the Finnish birch pulp. UPM Biomedicals actively collaborate with universities, research centres and key industrial partners on future innovations and products in the field of high throughput drug screening, personalized medicine, advanced cell therapies, 3D bioprinting, tissue engineering and advanced wound care
Introduction to active researchers in 3R area