The ICVS was created in 2003 and aims at improving human health through outstanding life-science research, cutting-edge medical innovation and delivery of specialized services. The ICVS is a R&D Unit incorporated in the School of Medicine – University of Minho, in Braga, Portugal.
Portugal is a wonderful country, known by its good food and wine, excellent weather and warm and friendly people. Braga is the youngest city in Portugal and is a vibrant place to study and live.
ICVS is strategically located within a fast growing Cluster of Biomedical Science, Technology and Healthcare institutions. It has an overall area of laboratories of 6000 m2. ICVS provides fully operational Functional Cores for: Animal Housing and Experimentation, Microscopy (confocal, 1P, 2P), Histology, Molecular Biology, Cytometry, Cell and Tissue Culture, Electrophysiology, Optogenetics, Live imaging, Neuroimaging, fMRI, and Biosafety Levels 2 and 3. The ICVS also benefits from the Clinical Academic Centre (2CA-Braga) infrastructures, a wind at Hospital of Braga that is supported by specialized medical doctors/researchers with the expertise to perform clinical research.