CLEANSING AND DECONTAMINATION State of the art, innovative approaches, and challenges in laboratory animal facilities

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The course is focused on modern laboratory animal (mainly rodents) facilities and is designed to provide the participants with concepts of cleaning, decontamination and the main difference between disinfection, pasteurization, sanitization and sterilization. The discussion will be focused not only on the current state of the art solutions but also on the challenges and new possible solutions for cleansing and decontamination procedures.






Online Course through Cisco Platform

Duration: 1 Day from 9:00 to 17:00 CET Time Zone
Registration fee:

150 Euro + 22% VAT RATE when applicable

Registration includes:
  • Participation in the scientific program
  • Training course material
  • Training Course Certificate

In the application form the CV is mandatory, it will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee to ensure that the applicants have the same professional scope in order to share common background and to maximize the training experience. You will be informed when the application is approved.

The course confirmation will be accompanied by payment details.

The invoice will be issued within 10 days after the course confirmation and cannot be changed, so please make sure you have provided us with the correct information (to be checked on the Proforma Invoice). Only digital version of invoices will be sent to participants.

Payment of the fee is due before course commencement. Bank fee on your side

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made by writing (email or fax) to the secretary.

Payment of the balance of the course is due, in full, for cancellation received after invoice raising.

Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.



CPD Credits:

The course awarded:


1 day of training / continuing education for Animal care takers, Animal welfare officers, Study directors, Involved persons and Heads of Animal facility by Swiss Association of Cantonal Veterinarians (SACV)


This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 20 CPD points.


The course has been awarded 12 IAT CPD points.


Facility and unit managers and supervisors, veterinarians, quality assurance managers, senior technicians.


The course participants should be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of cleaning and decontamination, and the main differences between disinfection, pasteurization, sanitization, and sterilization
  • Describe the differences between detergents and disinfectants
  • Describe what detergents are and what they can do
  • Describe what disinfectants are and their main applications in an animal facility
  • Describe and compare traditional and modern decontamination methods
  • Describe the applications and challenges of decontamination with H2O2
  • Understand and describe the application of steam sterilization in an animal facility
  • Understand the application of dry heat sterilization in an animal facility
Language: English
Materials: Here the flyer