IUCS-CESPU is certified as a Consulting agent for Incentive Systems Services - Simplified Vouchers, Innovation, Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and R&D, within the framework of Portugal 2020.

Animal Facilities

Logistical and technical support (spaces, follow-up)
Short term housing of rodents (mice and rats) for animal experimentation, courses, and workshops

Cell culture

Cell lines transfection (siRNA)
Cryopreservation of cell lines
Cytotoxicity assays (MTT)
Drug screening (SRB)
Expert consultation for researchers regarding cell culture needs, media, and experimental design
Mycoplasma screening


Development and validation of chiral and achiral chromatographic methods (LC and GC) to quantify pharmaceuticals/organic compounds in the environmental, biological, and pharmaceutical matrices
Sample preparation by 2D-LC
Training courses and workshops

Flow Cytometry

Apoptosis analysis
Cell cycle analysis
Cell physiological properties (calcium flux, DNA content and integrity)
Cell proliferation response to drugs or treatments

Forensic Consulting

Forensic Computing
Forensic Genetics
Forensic Geology
Forensic Toxicology
Handwriting Analysis

Histology and Cytology

H&E staining and special staining
Immunohistochemistry optimization and staining
Microtome sectioning
Papanicolaou staining
Paraffin processing and embedding
Processing of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens
Tissue Microarrays construction, cutting and staining
Training new users for different equipment and help them with project design

Light microscopy

Fluorescence widefield
Laser confocal microscopy
Transmission microscopy (Brightfield, Phase contrast, DIC)


Screen synthetic compounds and natural extracts for their ability to inhibit growth and/or diminish expression of virulence in model pathogenic mircroorganisms
Study the physiological effects triggered in model pathogenic microorganisms by compounds with antimicrobial activity

Molecular Biology

High Resolution Melt (HRM) analysis
Nucleic Acid and Protein Electrophoresis
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Western Blotting

Pharmaceutical Technology

Physical, chemical and structural characterization techniques