The department for the preparation of growth media and tissue cultures (“the kitchen) is responsible for providing an in-house service to the laboratories of the Veterinary Institute by controlling the process of preparing the growth media and cultures for the execution of diagnoses and tests.
The department is responsible for the following fields:
1. Preparing growth media, cultures and solutions and delivering them to the Institute’s laboratories.
2. Rinsing, disinfecting and sterilizing all the laboratory tools after tests have been performed.
3. Destroying biological waste (materials and animal samples) after they have been tested at a laboratory.