Welcome to the Freimann Life Science Center at Notre Dame

The Freimann Life Science Center (FLSC) is comprised of two state-of-the-art animal facilities equipped to house a wide variety of vertebrates. The FLSC is a core facility in Notre Dame Research and an approved core of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).

Since its founding in 1983, the FLSC's key goals have been to support the University of Notre Dame's teaching and research. The FLSC primarily serves researchers from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as well as Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend researchers.

Notably, the National Cancer Institute's approved model for prostate cancer, the LOBUND-Wistar rat, was developed at Notre Dame and continues to be maintained at the FLSC.

Fully Accredited

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The Freimann Life Science Center is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. The Center is also inspected annually by the United States Department of Agriculture and adheres to the Animal Welfare Act.