Animal housing facility

The Animal Experimentation Unit of Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, with an area of 270 m2, is located in the basement floor of the Sant Joan de Déu education building. Conceived for the research connected with the use of laboratory animals that is carried out by researchers of Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and of the University of Barcelona, it has been designed and built according to the regulations established by the Government of Catalonia in Decree 214/97, dated 20th July. In compliance with this decree, the unit is registered with the Department of the Environment under number B9900063.

Facility and equipment

The unit has an independent animal housing area which can accommodate different species of animals (small rodents and lagomorphs) under controlled conditions of temperature, humidity and light/darkness cycles. It also has a specific housing area for immunodepressed animals.

Likewise, there are three experimentation rooms that are equipped to allow their users to carry out their research, with surgery tables, lamps, gases, anaesthesia equipment, scales, centrifuge, -80° freezer, 4° refrigerator, autoclave, agitators, etc., as well as computer support media.


The Animal Experimentation Unit, which is equipped with suitable facilities to provide support for research, has these functions:

You can obtain the models and forms necessary for the submission of procedures to CEEA by clicking here.

Addressed to

All the research personnel who collaborate on research programmes with experimentation animals can use the facilities if they are linked to Hospital Sant Joan de Déu or to the University of Barcelona. All the personnel using this unit needs to be accredited by the Government of Catalonia.

Research activity

Since the time of its opening, there has been a considerable increase in the number of researchers making use of this service. Different research groups of Hospital and Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, of the University of Barcelona and of the Hospital Clínic are working at the unit at present.


Dra. Lara Sedó
Consultant of animal welfare

Sra. Isabel Salas

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tel.: 93 280 2829 Ext. 4406
Adreça: Santa Rosa, 39-57
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat