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Nuclear and Energy Research Institute

Science and Technology to service life

Center of Biotechnology


To act in the fields of biotechnology and health, forming human resources and producing scientific knowledge and technological development, aiming at the improvement of the life quality of the Brazilian population.

The Biotechnology Center has great tradition in Research and Development, as well as in teaching. It has significantly contributed for the formation of human resources, being involved in several postgraduate courses. The collaboration and student exchange with several cutting edge laboratories around the world sustains and refines both activities.

The Center is composed by two groups: Animal toxins derived drugs and hypophisary hormones, besides having a laboratory animal breeding facility.
The Internal Biosafety Commission (CIBio) and the Animal Welfare Commision (CEUAIPEN) from the institute are under coordination of this Center.