The Specipig facilities, located in a natural setting with good transport communications to the Barcelona metropolitan area and airport, were designed to provide comprehensive service specialising in the swine model for research centres, hospital, pharmaceutical companies and medical device firms.
Nowadays Specipig has 5.000 m2 facilities, of which 600 m2 are the breeding and research buildings and the operating room:
- SPF animal facilities (Specific Pathogen Free) adapted to promote the animals’ wellbeing
- Operating room equipped for different surgical specialisations
Integrating in one facility the breeding and the research services, enables a more flexible service and reduces logistic costs. The high knowledge and care of the technical professionals, veterinarians and farm managers, reduces stress on the animals and contributes to offer a better know-how on the experimental model.