Comparative Medicine Core facility

Comparative Medicine Core facility

Comparative Medicine Core Facility (CoMed) provides assistance in medical research involving laboratory animals at NTNU, St. Olav's Hospital and other research institutions.

Comparative Medicine Core facility is approved for the housing of mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, pigs, sheep and goats. We have a transgenic breeding unit, a specific pathogene free (SPF) unit, a I3 laboratory and a quarantene unit. Several operation rooms, labs and equipment are available for both small and large animals.

Read more about our facility 

Contact us

Phone: +47 72 57 16 90


Urgent situations after working hours: +47 92 84 15 85



Prices for animal housing and services valid from 01.03.2017 *

Prices for animal housing and services valid from 01.04.2020 *

* CoMed will contribute with core own efforts for some internal projects. Contact the facility for more information.



For new users: Register in iLab

Log in for registered users in iLab

Information about iLab booking system

16 Jan 2020



Invoice information in FOTS

To ensure correct and efficient invoice handling, follow these procedures when filling in your FOTS application:

Invoice information in FOTS - updated


Experimental Design Assistant

We encourage all researchers to take a look at the new (free) web based resource from NC3Rs. This resource is made to support researchers in the planning of animal experiments, ensuring robust study design and reliable and reproducible findings:

Experimental Design Assistant


Competence of personell

According to the new regulation on animal experimentation, all personnel working with laboratory animals must keep their skills and knowledge up to date with continuous practical training and education. More specific information about the requirements is found here:

Education and training framework, European Commission

Guidelines for continuing education, FELASA

Please make sure to update the information under “Personal details” in FOTS after attending different CPD activities. The animal facility will arrange in house seminars and practical training sessions on a regular basis. Information about upcoming events will be posted at our website.

29 Jan 2019