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The European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) runs experimental facilities that are engaged in the development, assessment and validation of alternative methods to animal experiments.
Food Contact Materials Laboratory

The Food Contact Materials (FCM) laboratory develops guidelines and tools for the implementation of legislation, performs pre-normative research on materials, kitchenware, ceramics, recycled plastics and studies on non-harmonised materials.

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FCM

The Food Safety & Compliance (FSC) laboratory is the analytical facility supporting food and feed safety and compliance policies.

The FSC lab forms an integrated analytical platform covering different life sciences areas. It is equippe state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment for the identification and quantification of main components or trace contaminants present in food and feed.

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FSC laboratory
GMO laboratory

The Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Laboratory is supporting the harmonisation of the implementation of GMO legislation and official controls.

It is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for the analysis of DNA and includes areas dedicated to the extraction of DNA from test samples, qPCR and digital PCR for DNA measurements and DNA sequencing.

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GMO

The JRC's High Performance Computing facility (HPC) hosts several computing platforms to support the analysis of the growing volume of data, e.g. as generated by the NGS-Bioinformatics infrastructure.

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HPC

The JRC Nanobiotechnology Laboratory has state-of-the-art facilities for interdisciplinary studies with a special emphasis on the characterisation of nanomaterials, nanomedicines, advanced materials, and micro(nano)plastics.

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Nanobiotech