Preclinical laboratory (PKL)

Preclinical laboratory (PKL) is a new animal facility with state-of-the-art of animal housing, the latest technology for pathogen elimination and the highest standard of cleanliness. It is a core facility under the management of Karolinska University Hospital and located at Flemingsberg campus. We provide a full range service of preclinical studies for academia and industry sectors to acquire high quality preclinical study data.

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Our objectives

  • Promote translational research
  • Provide support to the researchers focusing on animal welfare and constantly to improve the research environment
  • Improve the collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital


Our services

  • Pathogen free animals
  • Animal husbandry and quality control
  • Breeding
  • Modern surgery rooms, necropsy rooms and laboratories
  • P2 laboratories
  • Laboratory animal technical expertise
  • Behaviour studies
  • Imaging studies


Our animals

  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Rabbits
  • Guinea pigs (from 2018)
  • Pigs (from 2018)
  • Mini pigs (from 2018)


See also