Innovating for healthy breeding and respectful of animal welfare and the environment
ICSA is a research network which aims to support innovation, technology transfer and public-private partnership in the fields of infectious diseases, nutrition and genetics of livestock
ICSA offers businesses a range of integrated and multidisciplinary research skills to address the issues of animal health within the concept of "One Health"
ICSA provides to you :
a single point of contact dedicated to companies with access to the wide range of skills to conduct collaborative research in a continuum including: infectious and parasitic diseases; adaptation of farming systems (production diseases, welfare) and the mobilization of genetic resources for animal health (disease resistance, robustness).
a simplified contracting process to ensure listening, traceability, reliability and speed in the processing of contracts.
Select animals adapted to the needs of innovative or alternative breeding
Select disease-resistant animals
Understand and master the adaptation of the animal responses to vaccines and medicines
Develop breeding and feeding systems favourable to animal health
Study relevant biomarkers of animal health and welfare
Seek alternatives for disease control
Innovation in the alternatives to - and efficiency and renewal of - vaccines, medicines and diagnostics
Detect without a priori pathogens in their biodiversity
Evaluate the safety of products and the environment
Animal experimentation platforms (in containment or not) able to house anything from fish all the way up to lactating cows in biosafety level 3 (BSL3 containment)
Insectariums ticks and insect vectors
Collections of more than 2500 pathogenic bacteria of human and animal strains
Surgery and imaging used on experimental models of sheep, goats and swine
Many animal models: mice, arthropods, ruminantia, pigs, poultry, fish
Infrastructure in intertropical areas (Caribbean, Africa, Indian Ocean)
An animal and environment poison control center
Many high speed "omics" platforms
Examples of projects with industrial partners
Development of a pediatric bronchiolitis vaccine in infants
Search for alternatives to antibiotics through feeding
Implementation of a tool for assessing the health value of feed ingredients"
Control of the pathogenic marine aquaculture flavobacteria : detection methods and vaccine development
Parasite control through the use of plants (eg sainfoin) in animal feed
Epidemiology and toxicology applied to European wildlife and ecosystems